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FAQs about Bronx Zoo
DOES THE ZOO CLOSE DURING THE WINTER? IS IT OPEN ON HOLIDAYS?
The Bronx Zoo is open year-round. It is closed on the following holidays: THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEAR’S DAY, AND MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY. Spring and summer are naturally high-attendance seasons, but guests are encouraged to visit during fall and winter as well. When the weather cools off, many animals are more active and you’ll encounter fewer crowds.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE ZOO?
With 265 acres of wildlife habitats and attractions, it’s difficult to see the entire zoo in one day. For shorter visits, take a two-hour tour of the most popular exhibits, like Tiger Mountain, Himalayan Highlands, Congo Gorilla Forest, and World of Reptiles. During the warmer months, guests with young children can begin their visit at the Children’s Zoo and then stroll Astor Court to meet the sea lions and visit Madagascar! In wintertime, warm up in JungleWorld, our giant indoor rainforest habitat.
ARE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Both Total Experience tickets and General Admission tickets are offered. Total Experience tickets give you unlimited access to a host of premium exhibits and activities. They are available both online and at the gate. With General Admission tickets, which are only available at the gate, you must pay to enter those experiences.
ARE THE ZOO’S HOURS DIFFERENT IN THE SUMMER VS. WINTER?
They are. In the colder months, from early November to early April, the zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the warmer months, we’re open longer, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays).
I AM A TOURIST VISITING FROM MANHATTAN. WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO GET TO THE ZOO?
The BxM11 express bus is a fast and inexpensive way to travel between the Bronx Zoo and Manhattan. It makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the zoo’s Bronx River entrance. Click here for complete travel information.
IS THERE A DAY WHEN ADMISSION IS FREE?
General admission is free all day on Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo. Please consider making a donation to help support the operating costs, and to aid the work in caring for animals here in New York and around the world.
AM I ALLOWED TO BRING FOOD INTO THE ZOO?
Yes, picnic areas and tables for boxed lunches are provided at the Dancing Crane Café and throughout the park. Please abide by the posted rules in exhibits where food and drink are prohibited.
CAN I RENT A WHEELCHAIR OR STROLLER?
A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at each entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. See Accessibility for more information.
CAN I BRING MY OWN STROLLER? ARE THERE ANY STROLLER RESTRICTIONS?
Yes, you can bring your own stroller. Some buildings and exhibits request that you stow your stroller in a designated area before entering.
DOES THE ZOO OFFER MILITARY DISCOUNTS?
Yes! Military discounts are available 6 days a week, year-round (excludes Wednesdays). These discounts are only available on-site at any Admissions booth. NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE.
Active Duty U.S. Armed Forces Personnel Discount: Present a valid military ID and receive FREE Total Experience or General Admission ticket, and 50% discount for up to three family members included on the same admissions transaction.
Military Veteran Discount: Present a valid military ID and receive a 50% discount for you and up to 3 guests on Total Experience or General Admission ticket.
DOES THE ZOO OFFER STUDENT DISCOUNTS?
The Bronx Zoo offers complementary General Admission to NYC undergraduate college students. Eligible students must either be: a) attending a NYC college (must show a valid college ID from an institution within the 5 boroughs of New York City; b) NYC resident, attending non-NYC college (must show valid college ID and proof of NYC residency)
HOW DO I KNOW THE EXPIRATION DATE FOR MY TICKETS?
Most tickets have the expiration date listed on the pdf print-at-home page that was attached to the confirmation email. If you are unsure of the expiration, please check this webpage for a list of ticket products and expiration dates: bronxzoo.com/shop/expiration
HOW DO I GET A WCS MEMBERSHIP WITH MY IDNYC MUNICIPAL ID CARD?
Once you have received your IDNYC card, you may bring that card to the Bronx Zoo to apply for an individual WCS IDNYC Membership. Enrollment is only available on site at the Bronx Zoo. Find out more about WCS IDNYC Membership.
WHAT IS THE ADMISSION FEE FOR STUDENTS?
For all student and group sales pricing, please visit Field Trips or call (800) 433-4149.
CAN I HOST A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MY CHILD AT THE ZOO?
Birthday party programs are available at the Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos only. Parties can take place year-round, rain or shine.
WILL THE ZOO ACCEPT AN ANIMAL I CANNOT CARE FOR?
Every year, the Bronx Zoo receives many inquiries from people who would like to donate wild animals or exotic pets; however, the zoo is not able to accept them. If you have an animal in need of a new home, please contact local and regional rescue organizations that specialize in caring for unwanted pets, such as the ASPCA. Plans for a pet should always include care for its entire lifespan. Remember that exotic animals almost never make good pets. Regretfully, the Bronx Zoo cannot take in additional animals. Please contact your local Animal Control or ASPCA.