Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure is easy to get to from anywhere in the tri-state area. During summer months, the parking lot can fill up early, and traffic may be redirected to other available parking spaces. If you arrive and experience parking lot closures or extensive traffic delays, we encourage you to use alternative parking, which is available at nearby Fordham University. For your convenience, and in support of the environment, please consider using mass transit as an alternative.
For Treetop Adventure, you must arrive via the Bronx River entrance at the Bronx Zoo.
GPS Coordinates: 40.853964, -73.872057
Intersection of Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road
- Arriving at any other gate will require you to purchase a zoo ticket, and will take approximately 15 minutes to walk to the Treetop Adventure entry.
- Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your reservation. Be sure to check online sites and maps for best routes or traffic delays.
- TRAVEL NOTE FOR SUMMER 2017 – We strongly recommend using mass transit. Bronx River parking lot is under construction and we anticipate the lot can become full on weekends and holidays. In addition there can be significant traffic in the local area. PLEASE leave plenty of time for travel, or consider alternative transportation.
By Mass Transit
Head west to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B). Left onto Boston Road to traffic light at Bronx Park East. Make right to continue on Boston Road to Bronx Zoo Entrance.
Pelham Parkway station is an ADA-accessible route with 3 elevators to street level. Please visit http://web.mta.info/accessibility/ for hours of operation and updates on maintenance and possible closures.
EXPRESS BUS FROM MANHATTAN
The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B). For your return trip, pick up the bus just outside the same gate at the MTA BxM11 sign (just before the underpass).
See complete BxM11 schedule and fare information.
FOR DRIVERS USING GPS
For GPS address, use “Bronx River Parkway at Boston Road" (coordinates: 40.853964, -73.872057). Please do not use the generic Bronx Zoo address, as that will bring you to the wrong entrance.
FROM MANHATTAN'S EASTSIDE
FDR Drive North to the RFK Bridge. Follow signs to the Bronx and the Bruckner Expwy. Take Bruckner towards New Haven (stay left); after drawbridge, exit right for the Bronx River Pkwy North. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
FROM MANHATTAN'S WESTSIDE
Henry Hudson North to Cross Bronx Expwy East (I-95) to Exit 4B. Follow signs to Bronx River Pkwy North (bearing left after the I-95 entrance ramp). The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
To get to this exit from points north, follow:
- Taconic State Pkwy into Sprain Brook Pkwy South to Bronx River Pkwy South
- Saw Mill River Pkwy or I-87 to Cross County Pkwy East to Bronx River Pkwy South
- I-684 or Hutchinson River Pkwy to Cross County Pkwy West to Bronx River Pkwy South
Take I-95 South to Pelham Pkwy West. Or take Merritt Pkwy South to Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Pelham Pkwy West.
Follow Pelham Pkwy West for 2 miles. Turn left on Boston Road (just after passing under the subway). Turn right at light. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located directly ahead after the underpass.
FROM NEW JERSEY
George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expwy (I-95) to Exit 4B. Follow signs to the Bronx River Pkwy North (you'll be bearing left after the I-95 entrance ramp). The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located at exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy.
FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS OR LONG ISLAND
Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy North to Pelham Pkwy West. Follow Pelham Pkwy West for 2 miles and turn left on Boston Road (just after passing under the subway). Turn right at light. The Zoo's Bronx River entrance (Gate B) is located directly ahead after the underpass.
PARKING LOT FULL?
If the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure is experiencing a high volume of vehicles, our lot can fill to capacity. When that happens, we recommend guests look for alternate parking. One nearby location is Fordham University:
FROM PARKING LOT (B): Follow Boston Road to the traffic light. Make a left onto Bronx Park East. At the traffic light, make a left onto Pelham Parkway. Follow for about a quarter-mile and you will see the Bronx Zoo's Fordham Entrance on your left and the Botanical Garden on the right. Follow the signs to the Zoo by bearing right. Do not go under the overpass, stay in the right lane. At the traffic light, cross over Southern Blvd onto East Fordham Road. The entrance to the Fordham University Parking Garage is on your right.
If you are directed southbound to the Bronx River Parkway: Continue straight on the Bronx River Parkway South to Exit 4. Bear left and follow the detour to the Bronx River Parkway North. Take the Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 7W (Fordham Road). Stay in the right lane once you exit, and do not go under the overpass. At the traffic light, cross over Southern Blvd. and continue on East Fordham Road. The entrance to the Fordham University Parking Garage is on your right.