How We're Celebrating

Animal Chronicles

Opens Saturday April 20, 2024

Throughout our history, the Bronx Zoo has been an urban oasis, a place for New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe to escape the concrete jungle and experience the awe and beauty of animals and the natural world. This spring, your family can explore the all-new Animal Chronicles, a walking trail of more than a quarter mile, featuring immersive eco-sculptures that showcase key achievements in the Bronx Zoo’s history of saving animal species and connecting New Yorkers to wildlife.

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Weekend Celebrations

On select weekends from April through September, join us for parades, performances, crafting, scavenger hunts, tours, Wildlife Theater, and much more as we celebrate 125 years of historic Bronx Zoo milestones

Bronx Zoo History

April Events

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Birds

May Events

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Congo Gorilla Forest

June Events

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Big Cats

July Events

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Asia

August Events

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Africa

Labor Day Weekend

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Our History

Take a walk down memory lane with us and explore 125 years of the Bronx Zoo in pictures.

Launch Timeline

The wild things of this earth are not ours to do with as we please. They have been given to us in trust, and we must account for them to the generation which will come after us and audit our accounts.”

William Hornaday
First Director, Bronx Zoo

Thank you, WCS Members

The Bronx Zoo would never have reached our 125th year without the support of our Members. You are the Bronx Zoo: your visits, your memories, the bonds you form with the animals and with generations of your families who continue to share love for our parks. Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey, and here’s to another 125 years & beyond!

Become a Member

Join us for a historic year and celebrate the Bronx Zoo’s 125th birthday with special events, discounts, and benefits exclusively for Members.

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More Ways to Celebrate with Us

The Evolution of a Zoo

Celebrate the Bronx Zoo’s 125th anniversary with a live virtual course. During two sessions together, we’ll make a thoughtful examination of how the philosophy and purpose of keeping animals in captivity has changed through the ages, from the exclusive royal menageries of ancient civilizations, to the first exotic animal collections open to the public, to the founding of the Bronx Zoo itself.

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Conservation Conversations |
125 Years of the Bronx Zoo

We're celebrating the Bronx Zoo’s 125th anniversary by taking a look at how the zoo has changed since it opened in 1899. Conservationists and zoo professionals will share their valuable insights on how research from around the world has impacted the way zoos house, display, and teach about the animals in our care. Participants will then dive deeper through discussion with each other and the experts.

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Check out our interactive map!

Maximize your next trip to the zoo. Check out bronxzoo.com/today on your smartphone to view real-time info and our interactive map.

Need some direction? Access real-time info and our interactive map.

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Visit the in-park app experience

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

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