Bug Carousel at Bronx Zoo

Bug Carousel at Bronx Zoo

Photo: WCS

Neighborhood: Fordham
Type of Place: NYC Attractions

This unique ride complements the Zoo's new
Butterfly Garden, completing a corner of the Zoo that pays tribute to insects
and the role they play in local and global ecosystems.

The Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel features 64 hand-carved and hand-painted
insects plus two chariots (a dung beetle and monarch butterfly) all
crafted from sustainable basswood. WCS staff hatched the insect carousel
concept. Carousel Works of Mansfield, Ohio, the world's largest
manufacturer of wooden carousels, was then chosen to fabricate the Bronx Zoo ride.
The accompanying music was created especially for the ride by composer
David Wohl of Colorado, who incorporated actual insect sounds provided
by the WCS library of field recordings.

A Bug Carousel ride is $2 per person and is also part of the Zoo's
Pay-One-Price (POP) ticket value.

Bug Carousel at Bronx Zoo
Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 367-1010