Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo + Special Promo Code

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It’s almost here! Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife will take place at the Bronx Zoo from July 5th through August 29th. This summer, beloved books by legendary children’s author, Eric Carle, are coming to life at the Bronx Zoo with live performances, puppet shows, music, games, activities and wildlife! We’ve got you covered on what to expect and of course- we’re also sharing a special promo code with our Bronxmama readers.

Did you know? The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into more than 65 languages? And what a great place to celebrate- in a place as diverse as the Bronx- with animals from all over the world!

Which Eric Carle books are you favorite?

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • The Very Busy Spider
  • The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

The great news is that this fun event will celebrate each of these Carle classics- and it’s FREE with your Bronx Zoo regular admission. July and August tickets are on sale now, so be sure to reserve your tickets quickly!

Plan Your Visit to Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo


Each day of the event, enjoy interactive experiences connected to the books and take photos with larger-than-life Eric Carle illustrations. Afterwards, visit the amazing animals from these books in real life:

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Butterflies at the Butterfly Garden – At the chrysalids area you can watch the amazing process of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly — if you’re lucky, you might even see a new butterfly emerge

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Brown bears at the Big Bears exhibit – Who you might catch soaking up the sun and splashing around in the shallow water

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Farmyard animals at the Children’s Zoo – Pet and feed sheep, donkeys, alpacas, goats and more! 

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Przewalski’s Horses at the Wild Asia Monorail – Take a trip to the heart of the Asian wilderness; your tour guide will help you spot animals along the way including elephants, rhinos, red pandas, tigers, and many more!

Mondays through Thursdays
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If you’re planning to visit Monday through Thursday, enjoy educational performances at the Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Theater. Here, kids can learn about animal behaviors, like the migration journey of monarch butterflies, colors in the wild, and the importance of spiders and insects

Fridays through Sundays

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For those who plan to head to the zoo on the weekends, you can enjoy theatrical performances by Rockefeller Productions, inclusive of interactive book readings, puppet shows, games and music. This includes the US premier of live performances for The Very Busy Spider!

Other Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo

And in case you actually needed more reasons to plan a visit this summer to the Bronx Zoo, here’s a few reminders:

  • Kick off the summer season by spending the day with loved ones at the Bronx Zoo
  • Get lost in 265 acres of nature – soak up the sun and then cool off meandering through the shady pathways 
  • Encounter over 9,000 animals, spanning 700 species from all around the world
  • See your favorite animals, from Animal Planet’s THE ZOO, in person!

Health & Safety

While the city continues to open up, the Bronx Zoo is still taking your health and safety serious. The Bronx Zoo continues to prioritize guest health and safety, providing sanitizing stations throughout the park for frequent hand washing & contactless interactions.

Hope to See You There!

Eric Carle’s source of inspiration came from his strong connection to the ‘child inside. ’ His stories center around animals and insects with the goal of entertaining, educating and captivating readers of all ages. What better place to relive your childhood and these infamous Eric Carle books, than right at the Bronx Zoo? At Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife, you can relive fond childhood memories, while making new ones with your kids.

Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife Promo Code

All visitors to the Bronx Zoo must reserve date-specific tickets in advance (all guests, including Members). For a limited time only, BronxMama followers receive 10% off Bronx Zoo Admission tickets with code BRONXMAMA10. Visit HERE to redeem this offer. This code is only valid from 6/24-7/08

Discount offer ends on 7/8/21 at 11:59pm. Discount code can only be applied towards Bronx Zoo Admission tickets only. Limit 4 tickets per order, per email. 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. Not valid on Bronx Zoo limited admission tickets. Online transactions only. Tickets are valid for the selected time and date. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

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