Bronx Zoo: Connecting People to Wild Nature

Animal Tales Extravaganza: Weekends April-June

Join us for an extravaganza of animal-themed entertainment featuring your favorite children's entertainers during weekends this spring. From Broadway's Avenue Q, come see the family-friendly puppet show Avenue Zoo. March in a fantastical Rainforest Creature Parade, stop by for a meet-and-greet with characters from beloved children's books and shows, and enjoy animal yoga stretches and crafts activities.

Animal Tales Extravaganza included with Zoo admission

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Schedule of Events

Sat April 21 and Sun April 22

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  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Crafts
    Presented by Bright Horizons
  • Dancing Crane Cafe Plaza

Avenue Zoo

12:30 p.m., Asia Plaza Stage

Avenue Zoo

Join Kate Monster on her trip from Off-Broadway's Avenue Q to the Bronx Zoo's Avenue Zoo! Kate's musical journey begins when she misses her stop home, and ends up on Avenue ZOO. Come along on her wild adventure as she meets various animals and learns that they aren't so scary after all.

Director/Book Writer: Sharon Wheatley
Composer & Music Director: Robert Meffe
Lyricist/Book Co-Author: Allen Kendall

The Avenue Q Theme Song is allowed by special permission from the Tony Award winning composing team of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. The Kate Monster puppet appears by special permission from Avenue Q, and her character appears by special permission from the Tony Award winning book writer, Jeff Whitty.