So today we are going to take a bit of a flashback.
Going to the Bronx Zoo has always been on my bucket list.
One day I mentioned this to Kimmy and it turned out that she always wanted to go as well.
We decided to just do it.
We live close enough where visiting is a day trip. I had originally thought about taking the train. I thought that a train ride would add to the excitement of the day but there is no easy connection on public transportation. So Kimmy drove.
When you go to the Bronx Zoo, you have the choice to buy a basic ticket or an “total experience” ticket. We had purchased total experience tickets because Kimmy did a cost analysis and realized that if you buy the basic ticket and decide you want to do the “extras,” it ends up being more expensive to do those “extras” a la carte.
My big pet peeve is that if you purchase the “total experience” package, they do not give you a wristband. They scan your ticket at each attraction. Now you can access your ticket electronically or print it up but it was still annoying. We had printed our tickets which was good because Kimmy’s phone battery died and my phone battery ran low.
It was really annoying to have to dig out the piece of paper every time.
I know, I know…
I would sarcastically say to Kimmy “Do you know what would be really cool? If you could have a bracelet instead of having to dig out this paper every time you want to do something.”
The workers didn’t find me funny but Kimmy thought I was hilarious.
If anyone from the Bronx Zoo is reading this: please, invest in wristbands. Please!
Our first stop was the world of birds. We actually didn’t spend much time here. We knew time was limited, especially with young ones so we wanted to head over to the Africa and Asia section. So when we return, we need to pay more attention to the birds.
Turtles. One turtle kept trying to get up on the log and it was fascinating to watch the other turns reaction. Or lack of reaction really.
My daughter’s favorite- The Bug Carousel
Some post-Butterfly House fun
Back to the Bug Carousel. My daughter would have been on it all day if I had let her.
Ice cream break.
Setting the mood
Or maybe you prefer the Weezer version…?
Towards the end of the day, we went on the Wild Asia Monorail. We had to wait in line for about an hour to get on.
Somehow we survived the wait in line and the monorail was awesome. Though my daughter fell asleep somewhere after the elephants. At this point, my phone battery was running very low so I couldn’t take many pictures.
The zoo closed at 5 pm that day. The kids were troopers. We did a ton of walking and they lasted the whole day. We saw most of the zoo with the exception of the birds. If you live near the Bronx Zoo, I highly recommend it.
Have you ever been to the Bronx Zoo? If not, is it on your bucket list?