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
32 acres of beautiful, threatened or endangered animals, as well as the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. A great day out for those animal loving families!
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!
Adams Farm
(167 Miles)
Wilmington
Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.
Schnecksville
Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!
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...
Burlington
Our award-winning "green" building is set on upon the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Here you'll discover 60 species of fish, amphibians, and reptiles, major traveling exhibitions, and the multimedia Awesome Forces Theater.
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 ...
Magic Wings
(183 Miles)
South Deerfield
The 8,000-square foot conservatory is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Massachusetts
Turtleback Zoo
(184 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
(191 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.
Springfield
The Zoo features exotic and indigenous animals representing a large variety of species found throughout the world and in North America.
Norwalk
The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science...
Lupa Zoo
(195 Miles)
Ludlow
Lupa Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty and interdependence of all living things.
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...
Bridgeport
Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.
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 ...
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.
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.
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, ...
Peru
Exciting rides and attractions for all the family, including: miniature golf, alpine slide, climbing wall, trampolines, The Big Splash water slide and loads more!
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.
Look Park
(183 Miles)
Florence
Look Park is a place of both active and passive recreation including exciting seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Pedal Boats, 18 holes of Mini-Golf, and a Steamer Train ride!
Middlebury
More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying.
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...
Bristol
Whether it's chills or thrills that make you happy, Lake Compounce has the best of both, and then some! Play all day on rides like Boulder Dash, Zoomerang and Thunder n' Lightning. Chill near the lake in Anchor Bay, Clipper Cove and Mammoth Falls.
Agawam
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age.
Hershey Park
(193 Miles)
Lancaster
Rides, rides, and more rides! Did we mention there are rides?
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...

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