Animal Tales Extravaganza Kicks Off This Weekend at The Bronx Zoo! Children Will Meet & Greet Their Favorite Characters + Much More! (10% Off Tickets!)


For the third year in a row, Animal Tales Extravaganza returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo every weekend from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, June 30. Want some more great news? Animal Tales Extravaganza is included with your zoo admission!

Each weekend of Animal Tales Extravaganza includes a variety of activities for families and children. The zoo’s Dancing Crane Pavilion will be transformed into an intimate story time corner, presented by Plum Organics. Zoo-goers can take a break and read from a wide variety of animal-themed books from Simon & Schuster, Candlewick Press, and Hyperion. Children can then stage their own animal tale with a puppet they create at the Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschools crafts area.


This opening weekend kicks off with a Meet & Greet with Yo Gabba Gabba! and Storybook Fun with Curious George!

In addition, this year features a special production – Avenue ZOO – featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q! Avenue ZOO performances take place every weekend until Sunday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Here are some highlights of this season's Main Stage entertainment:
  • April 21 and April 22 - Storybook Fun with Curious George
  • April 28 and 29 - Marvel’s Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK
  • May 5 and 6 – Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego: We Did It!
  • May 12 and 13 – Sportacus from Sprout’s Lazytown
  • May 19 and 20 – Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve
  • June 2 and 3 - Ferdinand the Bull
  • June 9 and 10 - Barney™ Sing-Along
  • June 16 and 17 - Super Sprowtz™
  • June 30 – Spider-Man takes over the zoo 
Children will enjoy meeting some of their favorite characters at the Dancing Crane Pavilion.  Meet-and-greets are scheduled with Yo Gabba Gabba; Marvel’s Avengers; Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego; Buddy the T-Rex from Dinosaur Train; Maisy Mouse; Olivia and more!
  • Click here to see a full listing of Animal Tales Extravaganza dates and times.
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