I think we can all agree that this year, Spring Break can’t come soon enough. Children and parents deserve a week free of Google Meet schedules in exchange for time spent outdoors. While we might not be planning our usual trips just yet, there are still plenty of things to do locally to enjoy. And the great part about being in the Bronx is that we have the Bronx Zoo right in our backyard- allowing us to ‘travel’ far without having to leave the borough.
PS! we’ve got a special Bronxmama promo code for membership! Keep reading to learn more….
With 9,000 animals and 700 species from all over the world, the Bronx Zoo is always an adventure. Tell the kids you’ll be traveling to the jungles of Asia, the rainforests of Africa, or the African Plains and get ready for some fun!
Safari Through the African Plains
Have everyone throw on khakis and pack a bag of exploration tools- binoculars, a small notebook, a hat, and of course- sunscreen! Pull up the map on the Zoo’s app and have the kids help navigate to find the lions, giraffes, and zebras.
Visit the Rainforest
Throw on some boots and head to the rainforest! Let the kids know you’ll be exploring the tropical rainforests of Asia- and to watch out for monkeys and tree kangaroos in Jungleworld. Bring some markers or crayons and let them sketch what they see.
Grab lunch at Dancing Crane Cafe and then head to Madagascar!, where you’ll find huge Nile crocodiles and playful ring-tailed lemurs. Hike through Madagascar, one of the world’s most exotic islands-and the fourth largest in the world- sometimes referred to the eighth continent for its wealth and wildlife diversity. End the day at Nature Trek, where you can view your journey from the treetops.
Whatever adventure you plan, the whole family will enjoy some much needed time away from screens and devices. And if you’re a fan of THE ZOO on Animal Planet, you’ll be able to catch some of your favorites in real life! It’s also the perfect place to stretch those legs and enjoy 265 acres of hardwood forest. Not to mention with the Bronx Zoo being the Wildlife Conservation Society’s flagship park, your visit helps save wildlife and wild places.
WCS has been working to protect bison for more than 100 years, bringing them back from the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century and since advocating for bison in the wild at the Bronx Zoo
Children’s Zoo and Butterfly Garden
Kids will be happy to know that the Children’s Zoo and Butterfly Garden are open. You don’t have to go upstate to see some farm animals- kids can visit the goats, sheep, donkeys, and alpacas. Or head to the Butterfly Garden and encounter over a dozen different butterfly species.
Health and Safety Measures
The Bronx Zoo continues to implement health and safety practices to ensure your visit is safe for the entire family.
- Masks are required
- Capacities are reduced, allowing for social distancing
- Contactless interactions are in place
- Sanitizing stations are available throughout the park for frequent hand washing
Bronx Zoo Membership & Promo Code
Now that the warm weather has returned, consider a membership so that you can enjoy having the Bronx Zoo as your backyard whenever you want! Membership pays for itself in just one visit, and gives you the opportunity to drop in and enjoy different parts of the zoo at your own pace rather than packing everything into one visit. With membership,
- Get unlimited year-round access for your entire family
- Includes access to the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo, including free attractions and exhibits
- Unlock discounts on gift shop, restaurants, events and programs
Bronxmama Promo Code
To reserve date-specific tickets in advance, visit www.bronxzoo.com.
Disclaimer: Discount applies to Family Zoos PLUS Membership products only — no other memberships are eligible for discount. Not applicable towards prior purchases; no cash back or credit will be issued. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Discount code must be entered at the time of checkout. Online transactions only. Valid for first—time Member enrollment only. Offer ends 6/30/2021 at 11:59pm. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.