Keeper Talks

Keeper talks are scheduled daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Talks are limited to weekends only before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Schedule subject to change.

Scheduled Time Keeper Talk Subject
11:30 am Red panda
11:30 am* Red panda animal art painting session
12:30 pm Red wolf
2:00 pm* Tortoise racing (weather & temperature permitting)
2:30 pm African penguin feeding
3:00 pm Big cat spotlight
* weekends only

Onsite Activities

Our onsite programs are stations throughout the zoo containing educational resources such as artifacts and activities for the public! Current onsite stations at the zoo are listed below.

Some stations are dependent on the number of volunteers we have each day, and may only be open during the summer. Onsite activities will be closed in inclement weather.

Nature Play

Opportunities for unstructured play in a safe environment throughout the zoo.

Education Stations

Explore one of the many educational activities set up around the zoo.

Face Painting

Look like your favorite big cat or enjoy a colorful snake slithering down your arm. Best of all, face painting is free!

Onsite programming is almost completely volunteer run! Click below to find out more about our volunteer opportunities at the zoo.

Volunteer Opportunities

Binghamton Zoo Express

Take a ride on the zoo’s trackless train ride! Rides are great for kids of all ages. Admission tickets available at the zoo’s ticket booth. Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, and select weekends outside of our peak season. Click here for more details.

Ride the Carousel

CLOSED – With $500,000 in state funding awarded last fall, the City of Binghamton will restore the historic Ross Park Carousel to its original grandeur and relocate it closer to the park’s main entrance.

Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack

From snacks to a full meal, make the Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack a part of your trip to the Binghamton Zoo! Food and drink offerings are available during select hours.

Zoovenirs Gift Shop

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 Binghamton Zoo trip!