Zootastic in July!

20120813-IMG_1318  We are loving our summer at the Bronx Zoo!  There is just so much fun to be had, especially with a Wildlife Conservation Society Premium Membership.  The kids and I are having a blast leisurely exploring bit by bit.  There’s tons to do at the Zoo on a normal day but here are some special events coming up this month of July starting tomorrow!

Saturday, July 13th   Meet Buddy the Dinosaur!       
Come meet & greet everybody’s favorite dinosaur, Buddy, from the popular PBS series Dinosaur Train! Buddy, the star of the show, is a curious, funny, and intelligent T-Rex. He is cautious, but always ready to jump into action. Meet & Greet at Dancing Crane at the following times: 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

20120813-IMG_1356Saturday & Sunday July 20th & 21st Passport to Adventure    
Don’t miss this magical musical based on the classic children’s series, Magic Tree House. Tag along as characters Jack & Annie share stories about their time travelling adventures from all around the globe, including their prehistoric trips back to the land of the dinosaurs! On July 20th, don’t miss an exclusive appearance and book signing from Magic Tree House series author Mary Pope Osborne! Celebrating its 21st year of fame, this timeless series has touched the hearts of millions worldwide.

July 21th – July 27th National Zookeeper Week   
To help increase public awareness about the need to preserve our precious habitats and the animals which inhabit them and to recognize the roles that zookeepers play in animal conservation and education, Bronx Zoo, along with other zoos and aquariums around the nation will be celebrating this week with special Zookeeper chats and enrichment activities. Check Bronx Zoo.com for specific scheduled activities.

20120813-IMG_1363Wednesday – Sundays in July – Adaptations! A Dinosaur Musical
With the help of a friendly tortoise, future paleontologists take a trip back in time to discover the adaptations that allowed dinosaurs to survive for millions of years. With music, audience interaction, and fabulous puppets, this is a dino-mite show your family will not want to miss. At Asia Theater 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm and 3:30pm

Right now the Bronx Zoo is running an awesome Dinosaur Safari Sweepstakes which goes until August 15, 2013.  You can win a The New York City weekend grand prize including a 2-night hotel stay, VIP tour of the Bronx Zoo, tickets to Broadway’s The Lion King, dinner at a premiere Southern-style barbecue restaurant and more! Six runners-up will also receive some amazing prizes.  You can enter at Bronxzoo.com/sweeps.

For details, times and information, check out bronxzoo.com/dino. For special discounts, check out bronxzoo.com/t-rex.