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Eggstravaganza at the Binghamton Zoo

Spring is here! Come celebrate the beginning of the season and attend Eggstravaganza on April 15 and 16! This egg hunt is a “go at your own pace” activity and is perfect for all ages. Guests will start at the ticket booth and make their way around the zoo to find 5 different colored eggs. [...]

Binghamton Zoo Welcomes New Executive Director

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is excited to announce Jacqueline Peeler as its new Executive Director. Jackie is returning to the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park where her zoo career began in 1984. She graduated from Whitney Point High School and attended both Broome Community College and SUNY Binghamton. She started her career at [...]

Binghamton Zoo Offering Winter Zoo School

Registration for the 2017 Winter Zoo School is now open! Presidents’ Day weekend is filled with great opportunities to have fun and learn at the zoo. Check out our exciting programs that are coming up this February! February 17, 2017 (4-7 year olds) Animal Tracks and Signs Students will learn about animal tracking and how [...]

Courtship Tails at the Binghamton Zoo

Have you ever wondered how a red panda chooses its mate or how a penguin shows love to its other half? Come to Courtship Tails at the Binghamton Zoo to learn about these and other unique mating rituals of animals at our zoo and around the world! Courtship Tails is a humorous adult-only Valentine’s Day [...]

Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Two Geoffroy’s Marmosets

The Binghamton Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of Estrella and Hogan, two Geoffroy’s marmosets. The two 6 year old marmosets came to the Binghamton Zoo on a breeding recommendation through the AZA’s Geoffroy’s Marmoset Species Survival Plan. Species Survival Plans are led by expert advisors that identify population management goals to ensure a [...]

End of Season Activities at the Binghamton Zoo

The Binghamton Zoo is finishing the 2016 season with Fall Enrichment Day, Scout Day, Visitor Appreciation Day, and Community Weekend. Saturday, October 29th- Watch the Binghamton Zoo animals receive fun treats during our special Fall Enrichment Day! Sunday, October 30th- Cars and Coffee Ross Park is hosting a special trunk-or-treat event on Sunday from 10:00 [...]

Have a Hauntingly Good Time at the 25th Annual Boo at the Zoo

Come see what lies within the Binghamton Zoo after dark at the 25th annual Boo at the Zoo on October 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm! For two weekends, experience the zoo like you’ve never before. Embark on this haunted tour and you’ll surely run into zombies, ghouls, and a [...]

Fundraiser for Murals at the Binghamton Zoo

From the artists: FoxCrow, an artist collective from New Jersey / New York, has teamed up with the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park in Binghamton, NY to renovate several wall facades and bring them to life with art for the visitors and animals of the zoo. The Binghamton Zoo is the 5th oldest zoo in [...]

Howloween and Boo at the Zoo Return

Celebrate the fall season by enjoying your favorite Binghamton Zoo events: Howloween at the Zoo and Boo at the Zoo! Howloween at the Zoo features less boo and more zoo! This family-friendly event includes fun Halloween stations and activities for all ages to enjoy. Children earn tokens at each station and can redeem them for [...]

Train Ride Opening at the Binghamton Zoo

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is excited to announce a new attraction opening this weekend. The Binghamton Zoo Express, a trackless train ride, was made possible through a Community Foundation grant that was awarded to the zoo as part of its Entrance Revitalization Project. From 1963 to 1986, the Ross Park Special was a [...]