New York, N.Y. – WCS's Bronx Zoo partners with Bank of America and Fisher-Price® to bring a fun-filled week of games and challenges for visitors of all ages, August 17-23.

Fisher-Price®, a proud partner, of the Wildlife Conservation Society has created the zoo’s very own toyland.  The super-sized Fisher-Price® play area is filled with cool new toys like the Handy Manny™ Manny's Repair Shop, Imaginext® Dragon World Fortress™, and the Precious Places™ Swan Palace.  Guests will pedal and play with Smart Cycle Extreme™ and the new 3-1-1 Smart Sports™ system, ride the new Stinger XS™ around the Power Wheels ™ driving track, and design their own necklaces to take home at the Color Me Gemz ™ vanity station.

Zoo guests will interact with costume characters such as Planet Heroes characters “Ace” and “Digger” and Little People characters “Sonya Lee” and “Eddie.”

Other activities will include storytelling with professional storyteller LuAnn Adams, live presentations by Wildlife Theater Players, and animal play time.

Toys R Us®, a proud partner, will be distributing coupons at the park throughout the fun-filled “Play Week.”

Schedule of Events

Fisher-Price Play Space
Bring the kids to celebrate summer vacation and a day of unique play at the Fisher-Price® giant play area and Power Wheels® driving track.  

  • Fisher-Price Play Space is ideal for kids under 6 years old
  • Power Wheels driving track is ideal for kids ages 3–7

Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily
Location: Events Lawn

Special Costume Character Appearances
Meet Fisher-Price Planet Heroes characters “Ace” and “Digger” and Little People characters “Sonya Lee” and “Eddie” as they greet your little ones.
Staggered appearances 11am – 4pm daily
Location: Events Lawn

LuAnn Adams brings “wild things” to life with puppets, folktales, and audience participation.
Time: Noon, 2:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, & Friday
Location: Fisher-Price Grizzly Goodies Corner Picnic Area

Wildlife Theater
The Wildlife Theater Players present live, interactive performances featuring catchy tunes, nature lessons, and imaginative animal adventures. (Note: There are no live animals in these shows.)
Time: 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm and 4:00pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Location: Asia Plaza

Animal Play Time

Just like people, animals love to play.  See how toys, treats, and training enrich the lives of our animals:

  • Sea lion enrichment at 11:00 a.m. (except Wednesday) and 3:00 p.m. daily
  • Bee-eater buffet at 2:45 p.m. in World of Birds
  • Penguin enrichment at 3:30 p.m. at Sea Bird Aviary
  • Primate training at 3:30 p.m. at the Monkey House
  • Tiger Mountain enrichment sessions at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. daily and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Mary Dixon, 718-220-3711
Steve Fairchild, 718-220-5189
Maggie Seidel, 718-220-5182

The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays through November 2, 2009. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 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 or call 718-367-1010.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.