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Bronx River Pkwy & Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10460
Bronx Zoo Description
Parents' top tips for going to this venerable zoo? Pack light and pack lunch (food options are limited and unappetizing). Taking a ride on the Skyfari -- an elevated tram ride -- elicits ooohs and aaahs as kids point out where they want to head next (Children's Zoo! Camel ride, please!). There's something for everyone: kids who like snakes and reptiles; those in awe of giant apes; and little ones who love to walk among flitting, fluttering butterflies. This is one of the world's largest zoos, so plan on making a day out of it.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Spend the extra $3 for the Children's Zoo, a combination petting zoo and park where they can slide down the inside of a tree and climb a "spider web."
- Take a load off their feet. Consider renting a stroller ($6/single; $10/double) if you think your toddler or preschooler will tire from too much walking. Call 718.229.5188 to reserve in advance.
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. Nov.-March; closes at 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays)
Fees: $10 - $20
Recommended Time: Full day