Plan Your Visit

Weekend Keeper Talks

Time Keeper Talk
11:00 am Ambassador Animal keeper talk
12:00 pm Penguin feeding keeper talk
2:30 pm Ambassador Animal keeper talk
3:00 pm Cougar training keeper talk

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 Ross Park Express will be closed this season for renovations.

Installed in 1920, the Ross Park carousel features sixty jumping horses, four-abreast; two chariots (one with monkeys) and an original fifty-one key Wurlitzer Military Band Organ. Rides are available for free from 10:00 am – 4:45 pm every day from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Ross Park carousel is operated by the City of Binghamton. 

Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack is open for the season! Enjoy a variety of meal and snack options for the whole family! Relax while you’re enjoying your meal at our picnic tent, sponsored by Horizons, a division of Empower Federal Credit Union! 

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.