Zoos in New York State

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Flushing
Exhibit updates have given the Queens Zoo the feel of a national park - albeit a small one. The zoo perimeter is a pathway that leads visitors to pockets of wild habitats, from the Great Plains to the rocky California coast to a Northeast forest. At ...
Coney Island
With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people can make a difference in the ocean world around them....
Manhattan
From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.
Manorville
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. We have various breeds of...
Riverhead
Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at the only public Aquarium on Long Island, offering interactive fun, adventure, and education. Take a Shark Dive, snorkel with tropical fish, feed a stingray, watch a sea lion show, and more.
Rome
The Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo animals is not enough. Children need to be engaged.
Syracuse
Looking to get the kids out of the house and away from the TV? For wild adventures and tons of fun, explore some of the wonderful events and programs that take place year 'round at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!
Alexandria Bay
America's only family owned and operated seasonal Aquarium! View over 50 sparkling clear exhibits of fresh and saltwater fish, coral and invertebrate from around the world! Touch live sea creatures! Interesting and educational. Established 1996
Brooklyn
Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.
Bronx
The Bronx Zoo’s world-class exhibits such as Congo Gorilla Forest, the Wild Asia Monorail, Tiger Mountain, and our newest exhibit, Madagascar!, get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.
Staten Island
The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation and educational programs, it's an instrument for inf...
Rochester
An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.
Buffalo
Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.
Niagara Falls
From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.
Varysburg
Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children, with great seasonal offerings.
Gloversville
Over 500 animals on comfortable display from colorful birds to camels, bear and deer, the Zoo has a variety of animals and activities that are sure to please the whole family. Safari Ride available too.
Manorville
Children's petting farm where you can bottle feed baby pigs, cows, goats and lambs, ride the trains and see the 'Super Cow' Musical Puppet Show!
Watertown
Prides itself as being the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. Abundant, threatened or endangered animals, including wolverines, bears, eagles, mountain lions and more make their home at the 32-acre Zoo.
Binghamton
Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.
Tupper Lake
Aimed at children and families with loads of hands on and interactive elements, live exhibits and multi media shows, plus a truly natural outdoor play space, with piles of sticks, a fallen climbing tree and log drums.
Chittenango
Extensive and impressive zoo collections with great daily public programming, plus inflatable indoor play and petting zoo area.
Farmingdale
Long Island's home of Family Fun since 1962. A great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in New York with kids
Brooklyn
Cyberspace is great, but the only real Coney Island experience is the smell of hot dogs, ocean air, and screams from the thrill rides-- - safety bar down - hands in the air! Home of the world famous Cyclone.
Grand Island
Features rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of thrill rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.
Queensbury
Over 30 rides and attractions, including the brand new Wiggles World area featuring a fun experience specifically designed for the kids, for a varied theme park experience that is sure to entertain the entire family.
Rochester
A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole watermark for every one to enjoy.
Centereach
Enjoy the 40-game arcade, which was nominated as one of the top arcades on Long Island. It features our new addition “In the Groove 2” to go along with “Dance Dance Revolution”, Skee Ball and kiddy games.
Brooklyn
Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!
Darien Center
boasts a massive selection of amusements, rides and adventure suitable for all ages and abilities and includes an enormous water park. Epic.
Lake George
Water Slide World is a great water park on the East Coast, with over 35 water slides, attractions and services, including Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in New York with kids
Old Forge
Enchanted Forest/Water Safari is New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splashtacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, fun food, exciting games, storybook characters, a family circus show and more, t...
Rochester
Has more liquid fun than ever before, so you can beat the heat at the coolest waterpark around. Experience a whole other "world of water." The Wave - Helix - Soak Zone - Body Flume - Inner Tube Slides + more
Queensbury
Enjoy the perfect storm of fun on the brand-new Tornado - Get drenched in 150 different ways on Paul Bunyan's Bucket Brigade
East Durham
Splash in Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Zoom down giant winding water slides, careening 300 feet to splash down in the canyon below. Challenge a 10,000 gallon-a-minute Wild River Ride rafting down a 600-ft. chute. Twist, turn and splash in total darkness ...
Fishkill
Splashdown Beach features water rides for all ages and fun for the whole family. Great rides include Pirate's Plunge, Buccaneer Bay is geared to young children + loads of other rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for thin...
Riverhead
Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other!
Canandaigua
3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket.
NYC
Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for kids.
Manhattan
Tour starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure, with the main part consisting of a visit to the primary council chambers. Multi media exhibits and photographic displays help keep it accessible for younger visitors.
Manhattan
Experience the grandeur of New York on their 2 hour city highlights tour. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.
Manhattan
Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and educational too. Children under 2 years of age and un...
Manhattan
Following the lead of Radio City's experienced tour guides, explore the beautiful art-deco interiors, learn the secrets of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage's hydraulic system, still in operation si...
Manhattan
Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.
New York City
Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.
New York
Seek is a New York City-based company focused on providing a friendly, low-pressure approach to shopping and sightseeing. We offer a range of tours for families, parents, teenagers, and even pet parents! Our tours are small, highly personalized exper...
New York City
NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to every famous spot they want to see. You'll hear about the park and the residents that live along Central Park West and 5th...
New York
The official bike and bicycle rental and tour company for Central Park (New York). Make your bike rental and tour reservations online & save as much as 50%.
Lewiston
Free self guided tour with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!
Port Jefferson Station
Fun4all is half an acre of indoor, air-conditioned fun for children ages one to fifteen with adult supervision. Fun4all features slides and towers, treehouse play, tunnels, preschool play areas, and now we have Inflatable bouncers and slides.
New York City
An indoor children's play and learning center offering innumerable charming features ideal for kids under 8. Expect to stay all day!

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Fun places to visit in New York State with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in New York - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NY