June 19, 2013
“Pippi” is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright Zakiyyah Alexander. The production features nearly two dozen hand-made marionettes crafted by puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage under the supervision and expertise of master builder Addis Williams. Times vary.
Dinosaur Safari – this new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar and spit.
Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today.
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Culture, Nature celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food—as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world’s growing population, and how we will eat in the future.
This is a great opportunity to visit Bronx Zoo and pay what you would like for your admission. Every Wednesday is a suggested donation day and every dollar you give supports their work in caring for animals at the Bronx Zoo and around the world.
Pretend you’re a firefighter – ring the bell, slide down the pole, try on the turn-out gear, manipulate the gauges, hook up a hose and jump aboard our authentic 1941 Seagrave fire truck, retrofitted for hands-on play and learning.
Join Diego on a series of high stakes animal rescue missions. Learn facts about animals and their habitats by helping Diego rescue animals in trouble. Explore a cave, a beach and the rainforest, or rub animal footprints, even build a Spectacled Bear’s nest!
Crawl through a human size ant hill and move larvae from chamber to chamber, try on an exoskeleton, watch butterflies being born and bees working on their hive, jam with the Insect Orchestra. Our collection of arthropods will amaze and inform you.
As children explore PlayWorks™ and participate in daily Art Lab programs, they build their physical, social, math, art, science, literacy and problem-solving abilities—as well as the self-confidence, independence and awareness necessary for them to become life-long learners.
Through a variety of interactive exhibits, visitors will experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale—the largest living animal on the planet—listen to whale croons, and meet people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales—from legendary whale riders to scientists and former whaling families.