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Zoos in Syracuse

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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!
Chittenango
Extensive and impressive zoo collections with great daily public programming, plus inflatable indoor play and petting zoo area.
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.
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.
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.
Aqua Zoo
(87 Miles)
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
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.
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.
Animaland
(114 Miles)
Wellsbro
Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals. Enjoy a stroll on a beautifully landscaped path through 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.
The Wild Center
(118 Miles)
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.
Lake Ariel
Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.
Buffalo Zoo
(137 Miles)
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.
Reptiland
(138 Miles)
Allenwood
Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes.
Niagara Falls
From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.
Orwell
Independence Petting Farm is fun for all ages! Enjoy the animals and enjoy some time on the farm!
Schnecksville
Home to more than 275 animals representing 70 species from African Penguin to Zebra. Paddle boats and wagon rides available for extra family fun.
Goshen
- offers residents of CT, MA and NY the unusual opportunity of observing and learning about animals from North America, Africa, India, New Zealand, Asia and the Arctic. One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Connect...
Halifax
Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania.
Bergen County Zoo
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(182 Miles)
Paramus
The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. While a visit to the zoo is always fun and educational ...
Turtleback Zoo
(185 Miles)
West Orange
500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey
Bronx Zoo
(192 Miles)
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.
Central Park Zoo
(193 Miles)
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.
Elmwood Park Zoo
(206 Miles)
Norristown
The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings
Rochester
The region's major family amusement park & waterpark, overlooking Lake Ontario. Over 70 attractions, including 4 roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows, a whole waterpark to enjoy and much more. So come get your summer at Seabreeze!
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.
Elysburg
Excellent wooden roller coasters and adrenaline-inducing rides, but also tons of kiddie rides too. The steam-powered Pioneer mini-train ride through 1.5 miles of Pennsylvania forest (and which weaves under the roller coasters and waterslides) is one ...
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.
Hope
Family favorites include our million dollar Action River Ride, a Roller Coaster, Buccaneer Pirate & Wading Pool, Tilt-A-Whirl, Civil War Locomotive, Hayride, Old McDonalds Farm, Middle-Earth Theater, "Black Hole" #1 Rated Waterslide, Grand Carousel, ...
Wild West City
(164 Miles)
Stanhope
Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to 'live' in the old west + miniature train, stage-coach and pony rides.
Allentown
There's big fun for the little ones at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. With pint-sized rides and slides to special services for children, families are sure to have a comfortable and enjoyable day together.
Scotch Plains
Ride the new Crossbow Roller Coaster, or take a spin on the new Muzik Express. In addition to these, there are many other fun & exciting rides including The Drop Zone, Crazy Submarine, Galleon Pirate Ship, Frog Hopper, and Scrambler just to name a fe...
Hershey Park
(194 Miles)
Lancaster
With so many great things to see and do, Hersheypark is a popular weekend attraction. Saturday's tend to draw larger crowds, so if your schedule is flexible, we suggest that you visit Sundays through Thursdays.
Warrington
Bowling, Go Carts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Rock Climbing, Frog Hopper, Space Train, Slime Buckets Dozens of Arcade Games, Great Food and One of the Largest Soft Play Areas in Pennsylvania.
Dutch Wonderland
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(209 Miles)
Lancaster
Dutch Wonderland is a 48 acre amusement park set in the scenic location of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lots to do for families with little people especially, but also loads of great family fun rides.
Sesame Place
(1)
(209 Miles)
Langhorne
If you've always wanted to visit Elmo's World or dance with Big Bird in the Sesame Street parade, this is the place for you - plus loads of other things to do inc. over a dozen water rides. One of the many places to go if you're looking for things to...
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.
Raging Rivers
(71 Miles)
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
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...
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 ...
Beach Lake
Carousel Water and Fun Park is a family amusement park offering water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, kiddie kars, a game room and lots more.
Scranton
Montage Mountain Waterpark has something for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark features a giant wavepool, a 1/4 mile long lazy river, and numerous rides and slides!
Queensbury
Enjoy the perfect storm of fun on the brand-new Tornado - Get drenched in 150 different ways on Paul Bunyan's Bucket Brigade
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
Lake Harmony
Indoor Family Waterpark features attractions for all ages, including the KOMODO DRAGON - Pennsylvania's 1st Indoor Flow Rider. Daredevils will want to try the VIPER, PIRANHA and AMAZON BLAST
Tannersville
Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!
Vernon
This waterpark is built into side of a mountain and has plenty of rides , including extreme rides for those looking for thrills!
Splashdown Beach
(154 Miles)
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...
Tomahawk Lake
(161 Miles)
Sparta
Rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awesome Rocky Mountain slide that spans over 500 feet!
Dutch Springs
(168 Miles)
Bethlehem
Located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, Dutch Springs is a little more adventure... A little more extreme... above and below The surface!

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