Mouse House


Even the smallest mammals have big roles to play in our planet’s ecosystems. Mouse House is a place to learn how important tiny creatures are to our world.

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Open year-round

Please note – last entry to this exhibit is 30 min prior to park closing.


Included with all tickets.

Stroller parking is required when visiting this exhibit. Guests must self-park stroller before entering.


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  • Wheelchair Accessible

Explore 125 years of Bronx Zoo history

Explore our digital timeline and learn about key Bronx Zoo achievements in saving animal species and connecting people to wildlife.

We hope you’ll celebrate the Bronx Zoo’s 125th birthday with us this summer.

Quiet and Dark

Subdued lighting allows us to observe nocturnal animals at their most active. The quieter you are during your visit, the more you’ll see shy animals including giant elephant shrews and kusu rats.


Native to the Andes mountains in South America, chincillas live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations.They forage at dawn and dusk, and stand on their hind legs to eat, holding their food in their paws.

In the Exhibit

Damaraland Mole Rat

These mole rats live in a colony led by a queen, who is the only breeding female. “Worker” Damaraland mole rats dig tunnels, care for the pups, and forage for food.

Spiny Mouse

Spiny mice are small mammals with bare, scaled tails. Their coats include unusually stiff guard hairs, similar to the spines of a hedgehog.

Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat

Native to Luzon Island in the Philippines, these rats spend most of their time in the treetops. Their tails and long claws help them to move among the branches.

More Animals in Mouse House




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