December 26, 2012 through December 30, 2012
Zoo hours: 10am-4:30pm daily. See website for special event hours..
Zoo admission: $16; $14 seniors; $12 children ages 3-12; free children ages 2 and younger
The week-long celebration includes professional ice carving demonstrations, wildlife-themed ice sculpture displays, an interactive play area, and the Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Contest. Zoo-goers are invited to watch the professional ice carvers work on their wildlife creations and check out the array of ice displays including a giant ice throne for photo-ops and an interactive play area featuring a 25-foot ice slide. In addition to ice carving fun, there will be holiday-themed displays and entertainment throughout the zoo, including the Bronx Zoo's 4-D theater playing the new holiday classic, "Polar Express 4-D Experience" through Jan. 6.
Address: 2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
About Bronx Zoo
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food is allowed throughout
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No
The Bronx Zoo is open year-round. We close on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day. Spring and summer are naturally high-attendance seasons, but we encourage guests to visit during fall and winter as well. When the weather cools off, many animals are more active and you'll encounter fewer crowds.
With 265 acres of wildlife habitats and attractions, it's difficult to see the entire zoo in one day. For shorter visits, take a two-hour tour of our most popular exhibits, like Tiger Mountain, Himalayan Highlands, Congo Gorilla Forest, and World of Reptiles. During the warmer months, guests with young children can begin their visit at the Children's Zoo and then stroll Astor Court to meet our sea lions and visit Madagascar! In wintertime, warm up in JungleWorld, our giant indoor rainforest habitat.
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