This is not a sponsored post, however I am worked with the Bronx Zoo covering Holiday Lights in 2019 and 2020. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Last year I had an absolute blast covering Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights. I know that 2020 and 2021 has been hard and I’m sure you know it too, but this is the perfect social distancing event to take the kids to. The Bronx Zoo is large and there are plenty of places to stroll and still keep your social distance.
This year, I’m excited to announce that in partnership with Kulture City, the Bronx Zoo is working to improve their ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory processing needs.
During Holiday Lights, guests can:
Check out a KultureCity Sensory Bag. Available free of charge with an ID hold, bags are loaned on a first come first serve basis. We ask that bags are returned by 9pm. Sensory bags containing fidget tools, noise-canceling headphones and other resources. All item are carefully disinfected when returned.
Take a break in the Quiet Area. Available 5-9pm. This is an indoor space (so masks are required for all guests age 3 and up) with lower light and sound to help guests needing a break from stimulating program areas.
Mobility Assistance – All Holiday Lights activities are wheelchair accessible. Stroller and manual wheelchairs are available for rent at Bronx River Gate and Southern Blvd Gate. ECVs available at Southern Blvd only. Equipment available on a first come first serve basis.
Bronx Zoo Access Services: General Information about our support for visitors with sensory sensitivities can be found at bronxzoo.com/access
Holiday Lights Access Services:
Support for sensory sensitivities at Admin West/Guest Relations –Located next to sea lion pool/across from Luminous Garden
For visitors in need of assistance, please contact Guest Relations at 718-220-5103 or stop by Admin. West.
Note: Information will also be available within our Holiday Lights mobile app on the Holiday Lights web page.
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Don’t miss Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights from November 20 to January 10 (check for select dates). We’re so excited to partner up and show you how amazing they are! Get tickets here:
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This looks so lovely, Nancy! We have been cooped up in Queens and haven’t really done anything exciting. This looks like a safe and meaningful way to have a memorable holiday experience (during a Covid-winter) with the kids. 🙂