Animal Tales Extravaganza Returns to the Bronx Zoo!


    If you have never been to the Bronx Zoo, you are surely missing out on a wonderful experience for you and your family.  It is one of the most magical places that you could ever possibly visit and is truly a treasure for those of us who live in the Bronx.

    This year is the third year that the Animal Tales Extravaganza is returning to the Bronx Zoo every weekend from Saturday, April 21st to Sunday, June 30th.  Each weekend, you and your family can enjoy a variety of activities for you and your children.

    These include a story time corner in the zoo’s Dancing Crane Pavilion.  Your children can even stage their own animal tale with the puppets that they create at the Bright Horizons Early Education Preschools crafts area.  Even the adults can have fun and read some animal-themed books.

    Another exciting addition to the Extravaganza this year is a special production called Avenue Zoo which features a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the famous puppet star of the Tony Award Winning Musical, Avenue Q.  These performances will be held at 12:30 and 2:30 P.M. from Saturday, April 21st through Sunday, September 9th.


    This OPENING WEEKEND, April 21 and 22, kicks off with a meet and greet with YO GABBA GABBA and some storybook fun with CURIOUS GEORGE®!  You can enjoy a live performance, storybook readings, dancing, and lots of audience participation.


This Season’s Highlights:

*April 21-22:  Storybook fun with Curious George®

*April 28-29:  Marvel’s Avengers-Heroes saving the earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk.

*May 5-6:  Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego.  We did it!

*May 12-13:  Sportacus from Sprout’s Lazytown

*May 19-20:  Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve

*June 2-3:  Ferdinand the Bull

*June 9-10:  Barney™ sing along

*June 16-17:  Super Sprowtz™

*June 30:  Spiderman takes over the zoo

    A full listing of Animal Tales Extravaganza dates and times is available on the Bronx Zoo website.  For a limited time, you can buy your tickets online for 20% off their regular prize.  Simply click on the coupon below.  We can’t wait to see you there!


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  1. Ooooh they have some great events lined up for this year.  My son loves Spiderman so I have to try to make it out there for the Spiderman event.  Thanks for sharing!

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