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Zooventure: A Day in the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

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When you’re staying at Sleepy Hollow Hotel, you have access to an array of world-class attractions in the town and beyond. One of the most family-friendly destinations in New York, the Bronx Zoo, is just 21 minutes away, offering visitors the chance to explore a haven of wildlife. Indulge in the ultimate zooventure with a day trip to Bronx Zoo, thanks to its fascinating exhibits, diverse animal species, and thrilling activities.


With over 265 acres of parkland and over a century of history, the Bronx Zoo is home to dozens of exhibits that feature over 10,000 animals. Some of the best exhibits to visit include: 


Home to dozens of ebony langurs and other agile monkeys, Jungleworld is one of the Bronx Zoo’s star attractions. It transports visitors straight to a verdant Indonesian island — you only have to look up, and all around you will be monkeys grooming and hanging out with each other in the canopy of trees.

Tiger Mountain

Dare to venture into the realm of the majestic Bengal tiger at Tiger Mountain. This state-of-the-art exhibit offers a panoramic view of the tigers' habitats, complete with rocky cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and a viewable pool. Here, you’ll feel the thrill of observing these powerful creatures in a setting that mirrors their natural environment.


The vibrant island of Madagascar is recreated in the midst of the Bronx in this exciting exhibit. At Madagascar! A Wild Look, visitors will encounter lemurs, chameleons, tortoises, crocodiles and other unique species. The Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar! exhibit transports you to this exotic locale, showcasing the incredible biodiversity of the island's wildlife.

Butterfly Garden

For a more peaceful experience, head to the Butterfly Garden, a serene oasis where colorful butterflies flutter amidst lush flowers and tropical plants. This immersive exhibit allows you to witness the delicate beauty of these winged creatures up close while learning about their fascinating life cycles.


To add onto the ultimate zooventure, the Bronx Zoo also offers exclusive animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Guests can participate in feeding sessions for penguin and sea lions, interact with zookeepers, embark on nature treks, and gain a deeper understanding of the conservation efforts undertaken to protect endangered species. From up-close encounters with penguins to an aerial ropes course at the zoo, these experiences provide a rare connection with nature.

Additionally, for younger kids, the Bronx Zoo goes beyond traditional exhibits, offering a variety of activities for guests of all ages. From the thrilling Bug Carousel to the seasonal Camel Rides, there’s something for everyone — especially younger children — to enjoy. For a unique and educational experience, don’t miss out on the Children's Zoo, where younger guests can interact with domestic animals and learn about the importance of animal care.

How to Visit

The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Regular admission is $28 for adults and $20 for children under 12, though some exhibits and experiences require additional tickets.

A day at the Bronx Zoo promises an unparalleled zooventure, combining excitement, wildlife exploration, and conservation awareness. The quick journey from Sleepy Hollow Hotel to the Bronx Zoo sets the stage for a day filled with wonder and discovery. As you explore the diverse exhibits, engage in exclusive animal encounters, and savor gourmet delights, you’ll create memories that linger long after you return to the sumptuous comforts of Sleepy Hollow Hotel.

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