Unique Experiences

Explore the zoo like you've always wanted to! Get up close with the animals and the extraordinary work of the Bronx Zoo, or relax with a tour of must-see exhibits.

Wild Encounter Tour: Animal Ambassadors

Best of the best! Enjoy a hosted cart tour and up-close encounter with wildlife ambassadors.

$199.95* per person

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  • All participants must be age 3 and over. Children age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • 3 hours
  • We cannot guarantee which animals you will meet on an encounter. Selection is at the keeper’s discretion, and is subject to change.
  • Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28; Nov. 4, 25

Cheetah Connection

Visit with our ambassador cheetah, and canine companion, for an extraordinary meet-and-greet opportunity.

$49.95* per person

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  • All participants must be age 12 and over. Children age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult
  • 45 min
  • Nov. 19, 26; Dec. 3

Cart Tour

Travel in comfort during a hosted tour of Bronx Zoo highlights and award-winning exhibits.

$69.95* per person

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  • All participants must be age 3 and over. Children age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Cart Tour does not include animal encounter
  • 3 hours
  • Oct. 29; Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24


MEMBER DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!

Use code MEMBERVIP for 10% off your purchase. Must present valid WCS Membership card at program check-in or additional fees will apply.


Know Before You Go

  • 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.
  • Check-In for all programs is at Zoo Center (10-15 prior to program start time). We recommend arriving to the zoo via Southern Boulevard Gate (the closest entrance to Zoo Center). Please be sure to plan enough time for travel, as programs will start on time and we are unable to accommodate or refund guests who arrive at check-in after program start time.
  • Rain or Shine! Programs run in all weather. We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes for walking. Many exhibit areas and views are not reachable by vehicle, Cart Tours include frequent stops and require walking short distances throughout the experience.
  • Cameras: no tripods; handheld devices are welcome. Flashes are not permitted to be used in some exhibits.
  • Personal Items: Only bring what you will carry, as we do not have space for storage and the cart will be left unattended at times when the tour is inside exhibit areas.
  • Strollers are not able to be loaded onto the tour cart and there are stroller restrictions at some exhibits. If bringing a personal stroller, we can store that at the Check In area during your tour.
  • Change/Cancellation: Program reservations are non-refundable. Reservations may be changed up to 5 days before the program and will be subject to a $15 Administrative Change Fee. Less than 5 days, changes are not permitted. (Contact us at vipexperiences@wcs.org, or call 347-308-9021)
  • Wheelchairs: Many exhibit areas and views are not reachable by vehicle. Carts Tours include frequent stops and require walking short distances throughout the experience. If anyone in your party requires the use of a wheelchair during the tour, please call in advance: 347-308-9021.

*Ticket is for program only and does not serve as admission to the zoo. Must have a valid WCS Membership or separate admission ticket in order to enter the Bronx Zoo.

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