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Visit the largest urban zoo in America and get up close to more than 700 species from around the globe. Meet exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and insects from across Asia, Africa, the Americas and more without ever leaving the Bronx. Download our itinerary guide to make the most of your visit.

Bronx Zoo Admission

Limited Admission

NYC Public School Students $8


Other Students & Campers $15 $10
Chaperones $15 $10

Please contact us 2 weeks in advance to book your tickets

Not booking a field trip, but still have 10 or more people? Go to our group sales page for discounted groups ticket prices.

The Bronx Zoo is still offering free limited admission to NYC students!

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Additional Fees

Parking: $17 per car. $20 per bus. All buses must park in the Southern Boulevard parking lot, unless otherwise directed. Please note that bus parking is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Group Sales Policies and Procedures

  • Groups must consist of a minimum of 10 visitors.
  • All group ticket orders receive (1) one complimentary ticket per every 20 tickets purchased.
  • All group ticket orders must be reserved and paid in full at least (2) two weeks prior to the expected visit date. Walk up groups are not permitted.
  • Student/Camp groups require (1) one adult chaperone for every 10 minors and chaperones must remain with their group at all times.
  • Student rates are only applicable for students in grades K-12.
  • There are NO REFUNDS on deposits or full payment. Reservations may be rescheduled with at least 24 hours’ notice, revisions to group orders will be subject to capacity restrictions. WCS parks are open rain or shine and no refunds are issued due to inclement weather.
  • Purchase Orders are not considered a form of payment. Actual payments must be received prior to your group's scheduled visit date. Exception: NYC Board of Education Purchase Orders will be accepted as long as an approved copy is received by Group Sales prior to your group's scheduled visit date.
  • Any unused pre-paid tickets may be exchanged for OPEN EXCHANGE ADMISSION VOUCHERS. Admission vouchers are valid until 12/31 of the current calendar year and will not be extended past this expiration date.
  • WCS is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged tickets. Therefore, tickets will not be replaced and no refund will be given.

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