Celebrate With Us

Animal Chronicles

Open daily through Labor Day Weekend

Included with your ticket to the Bronx Zoo!

For a limited time only, explore the all-new Animal Chronicles, an immersive walking trail of more than a quarter mile, featuring 13 scenes of 68 animal eco-sculptures that showcase key achievements in the Bronx Zoo’s history of saving animal species and connecting New Yorkers to wildlife.

Learn how the 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.

Daily Celebrations

Animal Chronicles
Available daily for all guests

Bronx Zoo Timeline
Visit Zoo Center to explore 125 years of our history together

Exhibit Spotlight Signs
At exhibit entrances and landmarks, learn more history stories

Wild Asia Monorail (opens 4/27) and Zoo Shuttle
While you ride the shuttle or monorail, you’ll hear more historical facts to celebrate 125 years of the Bronx Zoo

Photo Opps
Commemorate your visit with pictures at colorful new backdrops around the zoo

Commemorative Gifts
Check out the 125th year celebration swag available at our gift shops

Weekend Celebrations

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

Congo Gorilla Forest

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Celebrate with Us!

Join us this spring as we commemorate the Bronx Zoo's 125th year.

Our History

Travel through the past with us and explore 125 years of the Bronx Zoo.

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

WCS Members Benefits

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

Member Admission

Animal Chronicles

Included with free Member admission ticket, separate tickets are not needed. Spring tickets are now available.

Member Mornings

10AM — 12PM

Join us at Rainey Gate Corner for storytelling, crafts, face painting, and more!

June 16 Congo Gorilla Forest & Father's Day

July 21 Big Cats

August 18 Asia

September 1 Africa

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!

Not yet a WCS Member?

Explore our Membership options and we hope to see you soon.

Become a Member

More Ways to Celebrate with Us

Bronx Zoo Summer Camp

Celebrate 125 years of the Bronx Zoo with us at zoo camp! Explore our 265-acre zoo and learn about animals and nature while having a WILD time. Campers will be engaged all week with fun activities, exhibit explorations, animal encounters, and special 125th-year experiences.

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Junior Keepers

Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of animals at the Bronx Zoo? Our Children’s Programs offer a range of activities including an up-close encounter with a small animal ambassador, helping to make enrichment items for our animals, learning about local wildlife, and more while celebrating 125 years of the Bronx Zoo.

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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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