The animals and exhibits at the Bronx Zoo span the globe and include tiny toads from Tanzania and big cats from the Russian Far East. With more than 700 species and 265 acres, the zoo is the perfect place to inspire animal lovers of all ages. Part of their mission is to connect visitors to wildlife and inspire them to join our conservation work. Scientists at the Bronx Zoo, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s four other zoos and aquarium, are working to protect the future of all species and the places they call home. Much of this work has recently been featured on the Animal Planet documentaries, THE ZOO, which has provided behind-the-scenes looks into our work like never before.
Children's Zoo (seasonal)
Stop by their farmyard to meet, greet, and pet goats, sheep, or donkeys. It’s a must-see for youngsters and those young at heart.
Congo Gorilla Forest (open year round)
Gorillas are among our closest relatives in the wild and that’s pretty clear while watching them at the Bronx Zoo. From cautious to playful to nurturing, each has a unique personality. It’s always a thrill to see them interact.
Jungle World (open year round)
Grooming each other atop a maze of branches in their Asian jungle, the ebony langurs defy expectations. Though most of this species is colored black, many are orange, echoing a group on an island in Indonesia.
Butterfly Garden (Open April 6–October. Weather dependent)
Well over a dozen different butterfly species flutter through this meadow and greenhouse. You’ll often find a large number of the same type gathered at one nectar tray.
Your favorite insects are all here — a long-legged praying mantis, a bright green grasshopper, even a dung beetle. A spin on the carousel is a great stop in the middle of the park.
Wild Asia Monorail (closed for winter)
A ride on the monorail takes you to the heart of the Asian wilderness. Tour guides are quick to point out the animals along the way, including red pandas, elephants, and rhinos.
Zoo Shuttle (April 6–September; September and October the Shuttle will run weekends only)
The Bronx Zoo spans 265 acres. The Zoo Shuttle helps maximize the day. Their trolley takes visitors from Wild Asia at one end of the park to Zoo Center at the other, with a stop by Tiger Mountain in between.
Nature Trek is the Bronx Zoo’s newest Total Experience exhibit. Climb and crawl to new heights or explore the environment around you for a fresh perspective on nature!
- No food, drinks, or gum allowed inside the exhibit.
- Adult supervision required. All children must be accompanied into this attraction with an adult.
- The climbing structure is only for ages 3 and up. Children ages 3-8 must be accompanied throughout the climbing structure by a chaperone age 14 and up. The play area is for all ages.
- This attraction has a wheelchair accessible route.
- Closed-toe, secured sneakers are best. We do not recommend flip-flops or un-secure footwear. High heels are prohibited on the climbing structure.