3 Tips for Visiting the Bronx Zoo
#1 Go When It's Wet or Cold Outside
When I was little, the only times we would go to the Bronx Zoo was when it was blazing hot in the middle of summer. These days, I usually go on only two types of days ... either a rainy day during spring or fall, or a cold day in the winter. Rainy days between the months of April and October are the best days to go because it's not crowded, but most of the special attractions are open. If you get lucky and go when rain is in the forecast, but it winds up just drizzling a bit, all the better!
The second best days are in the winter because you pretty much have the run of the place. The shuttle bus, monorail, butterfly garden, and children's zoo won't be open in this season, but there will still be plenty to see and do. For little kids, the Bug Carousel still runs.
#2 Visit the 2nd Floor at World of Birds
It is my belief, although I cannot say for sure, that the World of Birds exhibit is not on the must-see list for most zoo visitors. I have gone once before and found it to be meh. This weekend, however, we exited the building and saw a sign that suggested we proceed up a ramp if we wanted to see more birds.
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I know most people won't want to go to the zoo when it's cold or wet outside, since it does involve some walking around outdoors. But that's exactly why it's the perfect time to go. There are lots of indoor exhibits so if you wanted, you could limit outdoors time to just traveling between exhibits. Get a membership so you can do as little or as much as you want on each visit, and not feel like you're trying to squeeze every last drop of zoo fun into one day. When you don't feel rushed and can take your time to check things out, you might find a really special experience like we did at World of Birds.