Wild Encounters

Get the behind-the-scenes look at the Bronx Zoo that you’ve always wanted. Hear from our experts, meet your favorite animals, or discover a new animal during these personal experiences.

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Mother's Day Virtual Wild Encounter & Gift

Did you know that alligators are some of the best reptile moms on the planet? Treat mom to a wild Mother’s Day this year with an exclusive 15-minute Virtual Wild Encounter with an alligator and a surprise animal guest! PLUS she’ll also receive an exclusive Mother’s Day tumbler, from one supermom to another.

Only 4 virtual wild encounter sessions available - May 9th only!

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In-Person Experiences

Make the most out of your Bronx Zoo visit with an up-close experience. Learn about our extraordinary work right from the keepers or relax with a tour of must-see exhibits. No matter your preference, we have the perfect program to make it a day you’ll never forget.

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Exclusive Virtual Experiences

To connect with wildlife like never before, book a private virtual encounter with the Bronx Zoo staff and animals. No matter where you live, you can hear about our work and meet the animals in a personalized encounter. It’s the ZOOm meeting you’ve been waiting for.

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Virtual Meet & Greet

During this interactive virtual event, you will meet your preferred animal ambassador plus two additional animals and their keepers in a group setting. You can ask questions in real time and learn about caring for animals from the experts. You’re going to love getting to know our animals and keepers better.

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It was FANTASTIC! The kids were in awe! Can’t wait to book another one. Worth every penny.”

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MEMBER DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

Members receive 10% off all Wild Encounter experiences! Use code MEMBERVIP at checkout. Proof of Membership will be required at the start of the session.

*Discount code must be entered at the time of checkout. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not applicable towards prior purchases.

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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