May 12, 2014  With its reZOOvenation project schedule in full swing, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park had its best attendance day in 7 years this past weekend. On Sunday, May 11, approximately 1,300 people visited the 139 year old facility. This included 378 moms who were admitted free for Mother’s Day as guests of the nation’s fifth oldest zoo.

“The community participation and support is appreciated,” stated zoo director Steven Contento. “We hope this positive sign is typical of more days to come. Much is happening at the zoo this season and we’d like everyone to be a part of it.”

To view the extensive calendar of events and activities for the 2014 season, please visit

The Binghamton Zoo is also excited to announce that tickets for our big summer events are now on sale! Ice Cream Safari, Feast with the Beasts, and Zoo Brew tickets are now available to purchase online or at our ticket booth! Be sure to get your tickets early and join the Binghamton Zoo for our 2014 Signature Events! For more information, please call the zoo’s development department at 607-724-5461 ext. 231 or visit our website at