Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Bronx  /  Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo, Bronx

Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
The world's largest urban zoo, Bronx Zoo displays more than 650 different species from across the globe--about 6,000 animals in total. The 107 hectare (265 acre) park features numerous sections and regional themes, including Wild Asia, Madagascar, African Plains, the World of Monkeys, and Tiger Mountain. You'll find a colony of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in their jungle habitat in the Congo Gorilla Forest, which showcases the zoo's commitment to conservation and provides residents with spacious outdoor enclosures. Check the zoo's online events schedule for animal feedings, zookeeper talks, and enrichment activities. PutBronx Zoo into our Bronx visit planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Bronx Zoo
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Bronx Zoo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,113 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Visited back in March 2019. Got there by subway and got off at Pelham Parkway. It’s a bit of a walk to the zoo getting off at that station but there are some fantastic shops and food outlets on...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I planned a date at the Bronx zoo for last Wednesday. Which is supposed to be donations day but really It wasn’t because they have a suggested $15 each to see all Exhibitions...  more »
Google
  • This Zoo was amazing! I loved how open and spacious everything was. The animals truly had room to move and live. Yes some of them were hard to see, but animal welfare comes first here, and I appreciate that. We went on a Saturday and even though it was full when we came in, the crowd was never a problem. I would highly recommend the full experience. Jungle World and the Congo experiences were amazing! And you get souvenir cups which were free to refill on the day we were there. I would highly recommend this Zoo and I would say that you need to carve out a significant amount of time to explore. We will definitely be back when our son can walk a little better so he can experience it too.
  • Went with my family and friends this past weekend and had a great time ! So glad we have such an awesome place to being our children to to learn about animals and nature . There are so many fun things to do from zip lining to an animated dinosaur safari. Can't wait to go back during the holidays and see the zoo all decked out !

Plan your trip to Bronx

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bronx

See all ›
Garden
New York Botanical Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Landmark
Little Italy in the Bronx
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Island
City Island
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Garden
Wave Hill
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bronx

©
Factory Outlet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Central Valley
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
©
Waterfall
Bushkill Falls Bushkill
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Yale University Art Gallery New Haven
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bronx

©
Religious Site
Fordham University Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Cemetery
The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Landmark
Bronx Documentary Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Hiking Trail
Van Cortlandt Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bronx

©
Religious Site
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
The Van Cortlandt House Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Bronx

©
Arena / Stadium
Yankee Stadium
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
©
Cultural Tour
Bronx Historical Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Bike Tour
Gotham Bicycle Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
©
Landmark
Hall of Fame for Great Americans
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Bronx

©
Park
Crotona Park
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Landmark
Little Italy in the Bronx
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Zoo
Bronx Zoo
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Historic Site
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site Hyde Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours