Bronx Zoo is the largest Metropolitan Zoo in the United States. Home to more than 6,000 animals of over 600 species across a sprawling 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats, through which the Bronx River flows.
There's something for everyone at the Bronx Zoo. Meet some of the mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects, and learn about their natural history, biology, cultural roles, and conservation status.
The Zoo's newest exhibit is home to a wonderful collection of animals, including two troops of lowland gorillas. Featuring 6.5 acres of shady forest, treetop lookouts, rock promontories, streams and wading pools, bamboo thickets, and sunny meadows.
The zoo's dense and mysterious forest landscape comprises more than 15,000 plants, representing 400 species.
Bronx Zoo Address
2300 Southern Boulevard,
Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway,
New York, NY 10460
Bronx Zoo Fall/Winter Hours
Daily, November 7 - March 30 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bronx Zoo Spring/Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Bronx Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Things to see and do at the Bronx Zoo
In addition to watching the 22 gorillas in action at the Bronx Zoo, visitors can enjoy and learn about mandrills, DeBrazza's monkeys, and red river hogs living in naturalistic habitats throughout seemingly contiguous outdoor exhibits.
The indoor habitats at the Bronx Zoo is home to Wolf's monkeys, reptiles, fish, and numerious invertebrates.
The dry riverbeds of Baboon Reserve feature a simulated archaeological dig where visitors can learn about the evolution of gelada baboons. A field station affords impressive views of baboons and Nubian ibex co-existing on an Ethiopian-style mountain range.
Ride the Bengali Express, a two-mile-long monorail trip through the dark forests and open meadows of the elephant, rhino, antelope, and Siberian tiger.
World of Darkness
The World of Darkness is where night is day for bats, bush babies, sugar gliders, and other nocturnals.
The famous Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo is where crocodiles, pythons, frogs, and others hop and slither about.
Kids can pet and feed domestic animals at the Children's Zoo. Here they can also be animals by climbing a spider's web, crawling through a prairie dog tunnel, trying on a turtle shell, or escape like a lizard down a hollow tree. Your kids will love it.
Visitors will also enjoy the World of Birds, Skyfari, Wild Asia, African Plains, MouseHouse, and much more at this world's largest urban zoo, that features more than 600 species from around the globe.
Getting to the Bronx Zoo
Public Transportation to Bronx Zoo
ADA-accessible route: #2 train to Pelham Parkway. This station has three elevators* that lead down to street level. Head west to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B).
In the Bronx, take BX9 or BX19 buses to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd, which is the location of the Zoo's Southern Blvd pedestrian entrance (Gate C).
Or take the Bx12 or BX22 buses to Fordham Road and Southern Blvd, then walk 5 blocks south on Southern Blvd to 183rd Street.
From Queens, you can take the Q44 to 180th Street and Boston Road. You must then walk north (take a right on Boston Road) one block to the Bronx Zoo's Asia gate entrance (Gate A).
Taking the Express Bus from Manhattan to Bronx Zoo
The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B). For your return trip, pick up the bus just outside the same gate at the MTA BxM11 sign (just before the underpass).
Take Metro North's Harlem line to Fordham, then take the BX9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.
Bronx Zoo GPS Coordinates:
To get to Bronx Zoo, plug the following address into your GPS unit: 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. To get to the Bronx River entrance, please use the intersection of Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460 as your GPS destination.
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