My First Connection

Clock 30 min People All Ages Pin Zoo Center


Ticket price:
$59.95 per pair


Ticket price:
$59.95 per pair
Bring your young animal lovers to meet some furry, feathery and scaly friends. (Per PAIR Ticket: 1 adult + 1 child)

About This Encounter

Small class session for adult-child pairs.

  • Program is designed for ages 2 through 4. Younger siblings are not permitted.
  • MASK POLICY: Masks are welcome to be worn, based on personal preference. For the health and safety of our animals, WCS reserves the right to implement mask requirements for indoor programs at the time of the session. If you do not have a mask with you, staff will have available. Please remember, guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons. Your kindness and consideration of others is greatly appreciated.
  • Per-PAIR Ticketed Program: This program is indoors. We are limiting the number of program participants to less than 75% capacity. Non-socially distanced seating.
  • Program length includes travel time to walk from check-in to encounter venue location.
  • We cannot guarantee which animals you will meet during this encounter. Selection is at the keeper’s discretion - and is always subject to change – but may include species such as rabbits, turtles, armadillos, alligators, and birds.

* This ticket is for the program ONLY and does not serve as admission into the zoo. Must have a valid WCS Membership or separate admission ticket (any type) in order to enter the Bronx Zoo. Tickets or Membership can be purchased in advance online, or upon arrival at zoo entrance.


Purchase Wild Encounters through the Member Portal to receive a 10% discount. Must present valid Membership card at program check-in.

Orders must be purchased through the Member Portal to receive the discounted price. Not applicable towards prior purchases.

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