Let the adventure begin! Your day at the Zoo is sure to be one of the most memorable ever—seeing creatures great and small from all over the world.
IMPORTANT: RAIL TICKETS ARE VALID FOR TRAVEL UP TO 14 DAYS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE and CAN ONLY BE USED FOR OFF-PEAK TRAVEL.
As you can see, you have received two tickets: a round-trip rail ticket and a special event ticket. If you purchased the general admission package your ticket will say “BXZOO” (exchanged at the Zoo for a general admission ticket which includes entrance to the zoo and the free exhibits, does not include admission to the monorail, zoo shuttle, children’s zoo, the bug carousel, Congo Gorilla Forest or the butterfly garden). If you purchased the total experience package your ticket will say “ZOOTOTAL” (which includes general zoo admission plus entrance to all paid attractions - excluding Camel ride).
The Zoo is open daily (closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). During winter hours, November through April, the Zoo is open 10 AM to 4:30 PM.
To get to the Bronx Zoo, take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Fordham Station. Give the conductor your rail ticket to punch and give back to you. Make sure to hold on to your rail ticket for your return trip home.
When you get to Fordham Station, go up the stairs and through the station building. Exit the station and cross Fordham Road. Take the BX9 bus (located directly across from Fordham Station) to the Zoo entrance on Southern Boulevard. A MetroCard is required or $2.25 in coins. For your return trip, the BX9 will pick you up where you were dropped off (on Southern Boulevard). Take the bus back to Fordham Station.
When you arrive at the Zoo, present your special event ticket marked “BXZOO” or “ZOOTOTAL” to the Zoo representative at the gate in exchange for your admission ticket.
Have a great time!
General Admission package available daily - year-round
Total Experience package available 3/31/12 – 10/28/12