Headed to the Bronx Zoo this month? Check out their list of events in August! There are lots of fun attractions to see and great events for the kids to get involved and have some fun. I love the Bronx Zoo because you can make it an all day family event or you can take your time and see a few attractions at a time. My absolute favorite time of year to visit the Bronx Zoo is in October, when they have Boo at the Zoo and fall-themed activities for the kids such as pumpkin carving and mask-making.
Bronx Zoo August Events
Come take a ride on the thrilling Dinosaur Safari! Witness over 20 animatronic creatures roar, hiss, move, and spit water on this electrifying prehistoric journey. Make sure you catch this exciting ride before it goes extinct, now until September 8th. On Wednesdays – Sundays, catch Adaptations! A Dinosaur Musical, and gain insight into the adaptive traits that help the zoo’s modern animals survive and thrive. For details, times and information, check outbronxzoo.com/dino. For exciting discounts, check out bronxzoo.com/t-rex. And you can take a chance and win a fabulous weekend of NY activities and free entry to Dinosaur Safari, by entering the Dinosaur Safari Sweepstakes at Bronxzoo.com/sweeps.
July 27th – August 11th On weekends, check out renowned dinosaur expert Neil Brown as he presents the DINOSAURS ROCK® Adventure Show, a massive exhibit of life-size dino fossils and artifacts! Watch as he brings the museum to you in this fun, interactive presentation. Neil is showcasing hundreds of authentic fossils and museum-quality casts from his collection, including a meteorite that is over one billion years old! The oldest genuine fossil on display at the zoo is the collection of 150 million year old Apatosaurus bones from a dig in he attended in Morocco. Come here Neil talk about the exciting digs he has gone on and the miraculous fossils he has found! This magnificent display is on exhibit daily from 11-4 July 27- Aug 11. Neil’s weekend presentations are at 1pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm on Saturday & Sunday. Don’t miss your chance to see this impressive exhibit that zoo guests have raved is one of the best things they’ve ever seen at the Bronx Zoo!
August 24th & 25th Join Denisha & Chica from the popular live children’s TV series The Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout for an interactive adventure show with a prehistoric theme! Did you know that Chica and dinosaurs share most of the same DNA? That’s right, birds are actually living dinosaurs! Come see Chica the bird in this exclusive performance about the fascinating link between modern birds and ancient dinosaurs, only at the Bronx Zoo.
After each performance, Sprout will host a meet & greet on site at the Zoo. Don’t miss a take-home goody bag that will include Sprout activity books, crayons, and stickers! August 24 & 25 at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
August 31st – September 2nd Come meet everyone’s favorite dinosaur from the popular children’s book series, How do Dinosaurs…? This classic children’s series, written by internationally acclaimed author Jane Yolen, shows that dinosaurs who sometimes misbehave are still loved. Don’t miss this exclusive meet and greet, which will take place at 1pm, 2:30pm, & 3:30pm.