WCS's Bronx Zoo's Holiday Activities Run Throughout December

Ice Carving Demos and Competition, Clydesdale Wagon Rides, Live Reindeer Exhibit, and Presents to the Animals are
Among this Year’s Holiday Activities
 
Calendar Listing - December 2009


Bronx, NY –– The winter holiday season is always a magical time in New York City and this year the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is the place to be.  Every weekend in December and the full week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will be packed with family activities along with WCS Bronx Zoo’s famous animal exhibits.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo special events and activities for December 2009:

Live Reindeer Exhibit
Guests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo will have the opportunity to visit with our heard of these remarkable “holiday” animals throughout the entire month of December.  A sleigh in the exhibit makes for great family photo opportunities.

Cost:     Free with admission

Dates:   December 1 – 31, 2009

Times:  Regular zoo hours
 


Clydesdale-Drawn Wagon Rides
Guests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo can enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn wagon ride around the zoo’s historic Astor Court.

Cost:     $3 members; $5 non-members

Dates:   Weekends through December, plus the full week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-31

Times:  Regular zoo hours
 


Ice Sculpting Demonstrations
Guests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo will have the unique opportunity to watch as artists turn blocks of ice into glistening statues of a variety of animals.

Cost:     Free with admission

Dates:   Weekends through December, plus the full week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-31

Times: 12:00pm – 2:00pm


Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Competition
Guests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo will watch as 10-15 ice carvers will test their skills in a competition of skill and creativity as they sculpt various animals out of blocks of ice.

Cost:     Free with admission

Date:    Sunday, December 27

Times:  11:00am – 3:00pm; results of competition announced at 4:00pm
 


Presents to the Animals
Guests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo can watch as out animals receive special holiday themed treats as part of their daily enrichment and training activities.

Cost:  
   Free with admission

Dates:
  Weekends through December, plus the full week between Christmas Day
and New Year’s Day.  December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-31

Times:
 
10:30   Sea Lions          Astor Court
11:30   Tigers              Tiger Mountain
1:30     Tigers              Tiger Mountain
2:30     Monkeys          Monkey House
3:00     Sea Lions        Astor Court
3:30     Tigers              Tiger Mountain



Contact:
Max Pulsinelli:  718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Stephen Sautner:  718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org



The Bronx Zoo, a Wildlife Conservation Society park, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day.  Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. WCS’s Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com  or call 718-367-1010.


The Wildlife Conservation Society
saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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