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Pre-2020 Posts

Opening Weekend 2019

April 19, 2019 » What a beautiful day at the park! We're looking forward to visits from the families, schools and organizations for our 50th season!

1970's Admission Price Day 2018

July 28, 2018 » 1970’s Day is back for the fourth year in a row! We are featuring admissions prices from our first decade in business.

Opening Weekend 2018

April 13, 2018 » During the opening weeks, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the new baby animals, including chicks, bunnies, ducklings, calves and kid goats, and will be able to pet and hand feed the animals once they are born.

Opening Weekend 2017

April 15, 2017 » We always love seeing the children welcome our new baby animals and we look forward to visits from the families, schools and organizations each year.

Camel Naming Party 2016

August 6, 2016 » We proudly present our new baby camel, Ethel!

1970's Admission Price Day 2016

July 16, 2016 » Thousands of guests joined us for the Long Island Game Farm's second annual 1970's Admission Price Day!

Opening Weekend 2016

April 16, 2016 » With spring upon us, the staff here at Long Island Game Farm were excited to open the doors.

Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt 2015

October 11, 2015 » In honor of Christopher Columbus’ journey around the world and the zoo’s final weekend, the Long Island Game Farm proudly hosted its Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt. Hundreds children of all ages dawned their best ball gowns or swashbuckler attire to participate in the zoo’s search for princess and pirate garb.

Back-to-School Blast 2015

August 29, 2015 » As a final summer hurrah, the Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo hosted its Back-to-School Blast. Admission prices were reduced to $5 for adults and children and hundreds of visitors flocked to the zoo to indulged in painting and back-to-school giveaways, including notebooks from Staples for the first 100 guests. Tanger Outlets in Riverhead also provided the chance to win a $100 shopping spree and coupon books for all attendees.

1970's Admission Price Day 2015

July 25, 2015 » Since its founding in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak, the 25-acre Long Island Game Farm has served as a place of education and family entertainment. Thousands of visitors turned out for 1970's Day, which celebrated the first year the Game Farm was open. Children made their own pet rocks and had their faces decorated by Game Farm staffers.

Radio Disney Hasbro Day 2008

July 12, 2008 » Radio Disney AM1560 had an amazing time at the Long Island Game Farm and with our Radio Disney listeners. Everyone there was very excited to check out the new Hasbro Fur Real Friends. The children loved playing with the Fur Real Friends and were very eager to participate in games to win these lovely, furry, adorable toys. It was a fun experience for everyone at the event.

Grand Opening and Earth Day Celebration 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008 » This year's grand opening featured an Earth Day Celebration. There was plenty of activities for the kids to take part of during the event. The first 100 kids to enter the park received a Wild About Earth Day Educational Activity Book. There was "I Love the Earth" tattoos available for all. There were also "Earth Day Starts with Me!" wrist ribbons, "Care for the Earth" lollipops and Earth Day pencils provided. A "Plant Your Own seeds" table provided sunflower seeds with soil and cups; courtesy of was also featured during the event. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than learning about the environment and animals of the world.

Earthworm Art: "Thank you again for having us at Earth day. It was a lot of fun, and we were so glad the kids liked the activity! The worms were very happy to be let go at the end of the day; we waited until nightfall in order to give them a fighting chance to burrow away from the birds!" -Lynne Nova Auletta and her mom Trish Auletta

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Day 2007

The Long Island Game Farm opened its doors to campers from Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and helped raised funds by donating $1 per visitor to the park that day to the non-profit camp serving special needs children.

Camp Zoo 2007

The Long Island Game Farm held its fourth year of Camp Zoo. The Game Farm invites youngsters to a week-long camp of close-up animal encounters.

Kindergarten Kats Media Day 2007

May 24, 2007 » The Long Island Game Farm introduces Kindergarten Kats show to Long Island media. News 12 and other media were able to preview the new Kindergarten Kats show and also feed a lion cub.

Introducing Hudson and Catskill

Hudson, the cougar, and Catskill, the camel, were both obtained from the Catskill Game Farm when it closed after the end of 2006.



WE OPERATE WEATHER PERMITTING - So please check for updates before your visit. Call 631-878-6644 or visit our facebook page.

Please read all information below BEFORE YOUR VISIT, and please follow all signage and rules posted in the park. Thank you for your cooperation.


This year due to COVID19 we will be (mostly) operating as we do each spring with the same prices and animals available. We hope you will visit to support our farm and understand that things are different during these times. But next year will be even better! Our animals can't wait to meet you.
Children under 3 are free.
Children 3 - 11 and Seniors are $14.95 + tax
Adults are $16.95 + tax
Tickets are available at our front Ticket Booth by credit card or cash. No reservation needed.

What will be available during 2020?

  • Outdoor animal exhibits - Zoo visitors can explore our 25 acre park! See Parrots, Zebra, Coatimundi: Benny (rescued), Deerpark - walk with the deer, Nursery - play with the goats, Alpaca herd (re-homed), Emu Family, Ring Tailed Lemurs, Red Foxes, Donkey Families (rescued), Horses (rescued), Sheep, African Serval Cat: Nala (re-homed), Buffalo, Llamas, Rabbits, Mini horses (rescued), Pigs: Kirby and Petey rescued, Alligators, African Sulcatta Tortoises (rescued), Chickens and more!
  • The Deer Park - The Deer Park will be open for guests to walk through!
  • The Nursery - come see, play and bottle our babies.
  • Animal Keeper Feedings:
  • 11am: Emu's - Eugene and Brenda with their Baby Chicks Q & A
  • 2pm: Ring Tailed Lemur Keeper Feeding and Q & A
  • Education Station – Meet an animal star and learn fun facts from those who know them the best! Times to be announced each day. Check at the ticket booth.

Hand washing Stations: We have 3 hand washing stations with soap, paper towels and garbage pail.
Restrooms - Please remember to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands for 20 seconds after use.
Gift Shop - Open.
People Food - Open on weekends. Please note that, outside food cannot be brought into the zoo.

What will be closed due to COVID19?

Per state regulations, the following will be closed or unavailable.
• All Rides (Carousel, Tea Cups and Pony Rides)
• Our Florida animals, including the Giraffe will not be able to visit during this year.
• No Outside Food - Guests cannot bring outside food into the zoo. Exceptions may be made for smaller items such as small snacks, a water bottle, formula and any childcare necessities, or food required for medical reasons. Coolers and full lunches cannot be brought into the zoo, however.
• No Coolers or Lunches - We reserve the right to inspect any bags brought into the zoo.
• Rentals are not available at this time – wagon & wheelchair rentals will unfortunately not be available when we first open. Guests are still welcome to bring their own strollers. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Health & Safety Guidelines

We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe, but we rely on you to protect yourself too.
If you are sick or believe you have been recently exposed to the virus, please do not visit until well. We recommend that visitors who are over 65 years old or with underlying health issues wait to visit during later phases.

Cover Your Mouth & Nose With a Face Mask

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face mask during their entire visit, excluding those unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons. We recommend that guests who are unable to wear a face mask wait until later phases to visit.

Practice Social Distancing

Please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitor groups and zoo staff.

Wash your Hands often & Avoid Touching Your Face

Please wash or sanitize your hands frequently. When washing your hands, remember to wash using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid Touching Surfaces

We are trying our best to keep surfaces in the zoo as sanitized as possible, but please try to avoid touching surfaces to reduce potential exposure and the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash or sanitize your hands after touching anything other guests may have touched.

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