Discover Bronx Zoo
One of the benefits of staying at Opera House Hotel isn’t just its affordable NYC accommodations. It’s also its proximity to some of New York City’s most exciting attractions, such as the Bronx Zoo. Located off Bronx River Parkway and Pelham Parkway, the Bronx Zoo is just a short train ride from Opera House Hotel via Line 2 of the MTA Subway or a 15-minute drive north.
The largest metropolitan zoo in the country, the Bronx Zoo offers beautiful outdoor spaces, stunning architecture, and of course, some of the most extensive animal exhibits on the East Coast. In fact, instead of putting animals in caged displays as many zoos do, the Bronx Zoo allows you to see the animals in open spaces similar to those of their own natural habitats. Some favorite exhibits include the Butterfly Garden, filled with dozens of species of butterflies in a sprawling meadow; Jungle World, showcasing ebony langurs, Malayan tapirs, and Indian gharials; and the Congo Gorilla Forest, with mandrills and gorillas; as well as rides and experiences such as the Bug Carousel, 4-D theater, Wild Asia Monorail, and sea lion feedings.