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The Bronx Zoo recreates the diverse natural habitats of its numerous residents, from the gorillas of the Congo to the snow leopards of the Himalayas. The zoo boasts both indoor and outdoor exhibits to guide you through multiple landscapes and view their wildlife inhabitants. You'll see mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians, fish and insects all while in the central hub of New York City.

You can purchase general admission tickets or take part in the Total Experience package, which gives you unlimited access not only to the zoo's exhibits, but also to their special rides and attractions of the day. Special rides and attractions include the Bug Carousel, Butterfly Exhibit and a Dinosaur Safari.

As part of the Total Experience and a seasonal treat, Boo at the Zoo is running from 4 October - 2 November. Weekends during this month feature many fall and Halloween themed treats. You can visit spooky night creatures, like bats and owls before venturing into a hay maze. Tickets cost less when you book online.

Price: General Admission - adults, £11; children (3-12), £8. Total Experience - adults, £21; children (3-12), £15.

Where to stay: Opera House Hotel, from £107 a night for a family of four, including breakfast.

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