Don’t Miss #NYisWild At NYC Zoos And The Aquarium

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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#NYisWild At NYC Zoos And The Aquarium

I love visiting zoos. I just love to see all of the animals. It’s fun and a great way to spend a day with the family. Although I am only one hour out of New York. I haven’t been to the zoos there. This year I’d really like to change that.

The Wildlife Conservation Society – the organization behind Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo & Queens Zoo – recently kicked-off a fun and exciting campaign in celebration of their 120th anniversary. The #NYisWild campaign invites people to learn about “120 Ways #NYisWild” by participating in a summer-long city-wide social photo safari. The “120” part of this acknowledges and celebrates 120 years of conservation since the founding of this organization, and 100 of the 120 ways take place in WCS parks: Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo & Queens Zoo.

People can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of each for a chance to win irresistible prizes. There are several prize levels available, including a special Grand Prize. Entry to win these prizes increases for hitting certain milestones (ex: Escape for 2 to Belize for completing 10/120 or Whale Watching Tour for 4 With WCS Scientists for completing 50/120). The more people share their in-park photos using the #NYisWild hashtag, the more chances they have to win a trip to Belize, one of the locations where the Wildlife Conservation Society—owner and operator of the Bronx Zoo – does some exciting and relevant conservation work.

The campaign runs from April to August. All you need to do to join in is capture each attraction using Instagram or Twitter with #NYisWild and also hashtagging the number of the clue (ex: #NYisWild, #84). You can keep track of all progress on by logging in via an Instagram or Twitter account. Download the full list of all 120 attractions today, so you can start having fun and exploring!

Now that the snow is behind us and nice weather is on its way, #NYisWild is the perfect way to spend a day out in New York City! There is an exclusive discount for 20% off all tickets purchased only through This site also serves as the only destination for all news and information about this exciting new campaign. Be sure to check it out and have fun taking part in all of the #NYisWild activities!


#NYisWild website


tracee April 26, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Have a great time at the zoo!

pat.navymom April 27, 2015 - 8:22 am

My fondest memories are of my parents taking me to the Aquarium at Coney Island and my school friend and I taking an unauthorized trip to the Zoo.

harriet April 27, 2015 - 9:12 am

I love a good zoo. That looks like so much fun too.


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