One of my favorite things about the weather getting warmer is all of the things we get to do outside. So when I was asked to be an Ambassador for the Bronx Zoo, I was thrilled because it means I get to bring tons of information about the amazing programs they have right to you, (as well as Bronx Zoo discounts) starting with this weekend’s opening of the Animal Tales Extravaganza.
For the third year in a row, the Animal Tales Extravaganza will be at the Bronx Zoo on weekends from April 21 through June 30. Each weekend will include tons of different activities for families and kids from story time to puppet theaters. This year, there’s a fantastic production – Avenue ZOO – featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q. (If you’ve seen the show, don’t worry, her performance at the Bronx Zoo will be appropriate for children!). Avenue ZOO will run each weekend at 1230 & 230pm through September 9th on the zoo’s Asia Plaza Stage and highlight the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It’s a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not as scary as she thought.
On the main stage, a different performance will entertain and delight you and your kids each weekend! This weekend will feature Storybook Fun with Curious George (1130am, 139 & 330pm, adjacent to Grizzly Bears) as well as a Meet & Greet with Yo Gabba Gabba!(1230 & 230pm at Dancing Crane Plaza).
Coming weekends will highlight Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK (April 28 & 29), Dora & Diego (May 5 & 6), Sportacus from Sport’s Lazytown (May 12 & 13), Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve (May 19 & 20), Ferdinand the Bull (June 2 & 3), Barney Sing-Along (June 9 & 10), Super Sprowtz (June 16 & 17) and Spider-Man (June 30). A full listing of Animal Tales Extravaganza dates and times is available on The Bronx Zoo’s website.
Visit Deals & Steals to see how you can buy your tickets online and save 20% on tickets to the Bronx Zoo!!
Stay tuned to our blog and Community Calendar to find out about more great happenings at the Zoo – we can’t wait to share them all with you!
Disclosure: As a part of the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium Blogger Ambassador program, my family received a complimentary membership in order to provide you with the best information possible. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.