Ice carving competition, demonstrations, and play
area; Clydesdale horse and carriage rides; theatrical performances; and presents to the animals included
in this year’s holiday fun
Bronx, NY –
Nov. 17, 2011 – Winter is always a magical time in New York City and the Wildlife
Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will be the highlight of the holiday season
with family activities every weekend and throughout the week between Christmas
Day and New Year’s Day.
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo special
events and activities winter 2011:
Hess Clydesdale-Drawn Carriage RidesGuests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo can
enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride around the zoo’s historic Astor
members; $5 non-members
- Nov. 19 – 20, 25 – 27, Dec. 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 17 – 18,Week between Christmas and New Year’s Day – Dec. 24,
26 – 31
am- 3:30 pm
Ice Sculpting DemonstrationsGuests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo
will have the unique opportunity to watch as artists turn blocks of ice into
glistening statues of a variety of animals.
am – 4:00 pm
Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving CompetitionGuests of WCS’s Bronx Zoo
will watch as ice carvers test their skills in a competition of creativity as
they sculpt various animals out of blocks of ice.
Ice Sculpture Play AreaGiant Ice Throne and
Display - This giant chair makes for
the perfect photo opportunity for guests as they sit on the giant polar
bear-themed throne and play among the mountains and ice burgs surrounding them.
a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Dancing Crane Pavilion
activity is weather-dependent and may close prior to December 30
Tropical-Themed Ice Play Area
with Marine Animal-Themed Ice Slide The ice slide kids will enjoy
sliding down the 25-foot long slide carved out of solid ice through the
sculptures of waves, palm trees, sea lions and dolphins.
Dates: Dec. 27
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Island pieces and tunnels (for ages 4 to 6 years) Younger kids will enjoy navigating the small
tunnels, a miniature slide, and a small maze all carved from ice.
Making Books Sing
Performance of If
You Really Loved Polar Bears. Making Books Sing uses music, puppetry, and
comedy to tell the story of a little boy who loves polar bears and the role we
all can play in helping to protect them.
1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Appearance by Sprout TV’s Super Why CharacterKids can meet Super WHY and
his friend Alpha Pig from the hit television series on Sprout.
Contact:Max Pulsinelli: 718-220-5182; firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve Fairchild: 718-220-5189; email@example.com
Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m.
weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult
admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free,
seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo
is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the
#2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus
service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip,
visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.