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.

Stations are open daily throughout the summer, and are dependent on the number of volunteers we have each day. Onsite activities will be closed in inclement weather.

Face Painting

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

Endangered Species Table

Learn about some of the challenges certain wild animals face and what zoos are doing to protect these amazing species.

Domestic Animal Table

Learn about what it means to be a domestic animal and how they differ from their exotic relatives.

Avian Adventure Table

This interactive station offers a feather matching game perfect for all ages. Learn about the amazing stories behind our birds of prey and watch a demonstration on how oil spills can impact these feathered creatures.

Adaptation Station

This is a fun and interactive opportunity for kids to learn the concept of adaptations and how they’re important.

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!