The Binghamton Zoo Express presented by Valley Dental Pediatrics made its debut in 2016. This is the third train ride to call Ross Park home. From 1963 to 1986, the Ross Park Special was a popular train ride attraction for children and visitors to the zoo. The Cannonball Express preceded that, and both rides offered pleasant memories for members of the local community.

Enhance your zoo visit with a ride on the Binghamton Zoo Express! Check out the info below for operation times and ride ticket costs.

Hours of Operation

All dates and times are subject to change. The Binghamton Zoo Express may close unexpectedly due to weather.

Dates Ride Operating Times
May 11 – May 26 Weekends only | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day Open daily | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 7 – October 13 Weekends only | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Admission Rates

Ride tickets are available at the Binghamton Zoo’s admissions booth. Binghamton Zoo members receive a special ride rate!

Member/Non-Member Admission Rate
Binghamton Zoo Members $2.00 per ride
Non-Members $3.00 per ride
Total Experience (train ticket & Children’s Zoo feed cup) $4.50 per combo