Bronx Zoo Brings a Virtual Zoo to You | New York by Rail

june, 2020

junBronx Zoo Brings a Virtual Zoo to YouMonth Long Event (june) EST Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

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Bronx Zoo Brings a Virtual Zoo to You

Bring the best of the Bronx Zoo to you and learn all about the wide variety of species the Zoo has to offer, and maybe consider planning a later visit.

The Zoo is temporarily closed at this time, however those interested can hop online for a virtual experience.

Bronx Zoo

While the Zoo may be temporarily closed, you can still enjoy the excitement of the animals through the Bronx Zoo’s Virtual Zoo! Opening its gates in November of 1899, the Wildlife Conservation Society opened the Bronx Zoo, located in the Bronx, NY. Since its opening over a century ago, the Zoo provides an environment for city natives to immerse themselves into the natural world and learn about the extensive wildlife all around our planet. In fact, the Zoo is home to over 700 species and 6,000 animals for people to learn about and enjoy, with the hopes that visitors will be inspired to join them in conservation efforts. In addition to the educational experience provided for visitors to enjoy, the Bronx Zoo serves as a center for conservation and activism efforts around the world. 

Bringing the Animals to You with a Virtual Zoo 

With its gates temporarily closed, the Bronx Zoo has provided the opportunity to bring the Zoo to you, through an online, virtual zoo. The virtual zoo includes links to social media posts made by the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, and other parks under the Wildlife Conservation Society, as well as drawing tutorials and virtual classroom lessons for kids. In addition, the virtual zoo provides daily access to live cams of different exhibits at different times of day. Be sure to check out the lemurs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or the aquatic bird house 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT daily! 

Take Amtrak to the Bronx Zoo when it Reopens

Visit the Bronx Zoo when it reopens via Amtrak to Penn Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 12.5 miles away from the Bronx Zoo, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Hop on the 2 line towards Wakefield- 241 St to Pelham Parkway, then take a short 8 min walk to 2300 Southern Blvd, arriving at the zoo.


Month Long Event (june) EST


Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460