Our day at Bronx Zoo's Animal Tales Extravaganza

by - 6/01/2011 05:51:00 PM

This memorial weekend we traveled to the Bronx Zoo to meet Buddy the T-Rex from Dinosaur Train during the Animal Tales Extravaganza. My son was so excited to meet Buddy in real life. He even dressed in orange and blue like Buddy!

Buddy Dinosaur Train

Note: I received complimentary tickets to the Bronx Zoo for review purposes. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

As we stood online he kept pointing at Buddy and saying choo choo. Of course all that excitement went south as soon as our turn to take a photo with Buddy happened.

My son immediately started crying and holding on to me for dear life *sigh* Can I just say that I was just a bit disappointed. But Buddy was nice enough to still pose for a photo with us as my son held on to me tightly. After the photo we walked over to the arts and crafts area where my son calmed down enough to participate at the different table.

Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Crafts
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Crafts
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Crafts
At one of the tables children could make arts and crafts, at another table my son received a dinosaur train tattoo. He was so amazed that all he could do was stare at his arm. LOL.
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Crafts
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Crafts

At another table he made a badge with his name and feather to pin on the dinosaur wall.

Each weekend through Sunday, June 26 features top-rated children's entertainment. Zoo-goers can watch Bob the Builder and the Can Do Crew in a special interactive performance on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 or see The Berenstain Bears Live in “Family Matters the Musical” on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19. The Animal Tale Players from the Children’s Theatre Company at Lehman College are also returning in June with encore performances of “I’ll Huff and I’ll Quack and I’ll Blow Down Your Porridge.”

Zoo-goers can also “get lost in a book” as everyone's favorite animal books come to life. Weekends will include the chance to meet authors and celebrities at special readings on the Wild Asia Plaza. Don’t miss
  • Television hostess Kathie Lee Gifford reading The Legend of Messy M’Cheany on Sunday, June 5
  • The View's Sherri Shepherd reading Elephant & Piggie: Should I Share My Ice Cream? Saturday June 11
  • LuAnn Adams reading Elephant & Piggie on Sunday, June 12
  • Mike Berenstain reading The Berenstain Bears’ Really Big Pet Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
  • Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters reading Stella is a Star on Saturday, June 25
Bronx Zoo Yoga
Bronx Zoo Story Time
Bronx Zoo Bears
Bronx Zoo bears
After enjoying the Animal Tales Extravaganza we made our way over to the other sections of the Bronx Zoo. There's always lots going on all over the zoo and we enjoyed spending our day doing different activities. There is Little Flower Yoga, which lead families in animal-themed yoga sessions, story reading and children's entertainment in the New York Life Main Stage at the zoo’s Fisher-Price® Little People™ Grizzly Goodies picnic area.

So if your looking for fun summer and weekend activities, visit - www.bronxzoo.com

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