Plan Your Visit

Keeper Talks, Animal Feeding & Training

Please be aware that Keeper Talks, Animal Feedings, and Training sessions take place from Memorial Day through Labor Day and are not conducted during off season months.

Time Keeper Talk
11 a.m. daily Penguin Feeding, "upper zoo"
1 & 2 p.m. daily Ambassador Animal at picnic tent
2:30 p.m. daily Cougar Training, "lower zoo"

Zoo Maps

Need a map while you’re at the zoo? Want to plan ahead before your visit? Click on the button below to view our map!

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Additional Activities

Below are some additional options you may choose to enhance your visit. Price out your visit by checking out our admission rates page.

Spend some extra time at our Children’s Zoo presented by Valley Dental Pediatrics! Visit our goats, sheep, and other exciting animals at our children’s zoo.  

Please note that you will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and after petting the goats & sheep. Complimentary hand sanitizer will be provided for you. Thank you for your help in keeping our animals safe!

The carousel horses have been removed as the City of Binghamton has begun a major restoration of the merry-go-round. Installed in 1920, on City property, the Binghamton Ross Park carousel features sixty jumping horses, four-abreast; two chariots (one with monkeys) and an original fifty-one key Wurlitzer Military Band Organ.   

Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack is open during zoo hours, featuring beef hot dogs, soft pretzels, nachos, pizza and cool ice cream treats like Dippin’ Dots, along with refreshing soft drinks.  The Leopard’s Spot is conveniently located across from the picnic tent and playground in the upper zoo. 

As you exit the zoo, stop into our gift shop! From t-shirts, to adorable plush animals, the Zoovenirs Gift Shop has an assortment of souvenirs to remember your latest Ross Park Zoo trip!

Our docents love to educate! If you’re lucky, you may catch an impromptu animal spotlight put on by our dedicated volunteers. Spotlights are unscheduled, and based on volunteer availability.

Special Events

From promotions and educational days to our annual signature events, there are so many events to choose from! If you’re looking for some extra activities on your next visit, don’t forget to visit our upcoming events calendar to see what’s coming up next.