Bronx, New York
10:00 am–4:30 pm
See tigers, bears, gorillas and over 650 other species of awesome animals at the largest metropolitan zoo in the US. Tons of indoor and outdoor attractions – expect lots of walking but strollers welcome and the roads are scenic with pretty trees (and some bold peacocks).
$: $23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
Annual Memberships: $270.00/2 Adults & up to 4 Children. Includes admission to all NYC Zoos and aquariums plus store & cafe discounts, line skipping and special members-only events.
Favorite Spots: * Learn about gorillas and watch them play in the mostly indoors Congo Gorilla Forest.
* Ride on a ladybug on the Bug Carousel.
* Pet and feed sheep, cows and more in the charming Children's Zoo (seasonal).
* See lions, giraffes, zebras and more on the African Plains. Get up to close the giraffes indoors in the winter.
Strollers/Diapers: Strollers can get just about anywhere in the zoo, and all the bathrooms have changing tables.
Eat & Treats: The Dancing Crane Cafe has a new members-only area with yummy salads and sandwiches. Visit Mike's Deli in Bronx's Little Italy a few blocks south for phenomenal mozzarella, prosciutto and other Italian delights.