Close Encounters


Giraffe Encounter

Clifford has traveled south for the season to visit his girlfriend! See you next year!


Wallaby Encounter

The Long Island Game Farm Wallaby & Friends Encounter gives guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the park’s newest marsupial members. Along with meeting the new Wallaby, Irwin, as well as his baby (toddler) sister, Susie, guests will also be able to meet Speedy, the resident Tortoise and a bunny. For a ticket price of $20 per person, guests will be able to attend this experience on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather and animal permitting. Feeding opportunities are subject to the animals appetites and tickets will be available at the gift shop.



We offer the truly unique experience of getting up close and personal with the deer at the Long Island Game Farm. Come take a walk through our deer forest, where you can hand-feed our majestic friends. There is no fee to enter the encounter and cups of food can be purchased at the souvenir stand.


The Long Island Game Farm welcomes of all types of baby animals to our family each Spring. From kid goats and bunnies, to chicks and ducklings, guests can bottle-feed our new baby animals. The adult goats also roam the nursery all summer long and enjoy being bottle-fed as well. There is no fee to enter the nursery, milk bottles can be purchased at the souvenir stand.

Additional Hand Feedings

Guests at the Long Island Game Farm have the opportunity to hand-feed our llamas, alpacas and Gabriella the Miniature Sicilian Donkey. These encounters cannot be entered, but the animals will come up to the sides to greet guests. Cups of food can be purchased at the souvenir stand.

Tube Feedings

Guests of the Long Island Game Farm also have the opportunity to feed our buffalo, ostrich, emu and zebras via special tubes that deliver the food directly into the encounter. This is designed to ensure the safety of all guests and animals. Cups of food can be purchased at the souvenir stand.

Total per car $50.00 cash at the door.
$25.00 per car for the movie plus $25.00 donation includes 2 free Admission Passes to visit the farm on July 8th or anytime after.
Port-o-potties will be available.
Gates open at 8pm, movie begins at 8:45pm.


When we open for our 2020 season it will be in compliance with the New York State Re-Opening Strategic Plan for Zoos.
We can’t wait to see you all, and to do so we will follow strict guidelines and protocols for visitors and staff.

Please read all information below before your visit once we are open, and please follow all signage and rules posted in the park. Thank you for your cooperation during our initial re-opening phase.

The information below is subject to change, SO PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES BEFORE YOU VISIT. Call 631-878-6644 or visit our facebook page.

Opening Information

Phase One Admission Pricing
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!
Children under 3 are free.
Children 3 - 11 and Seniors are $14.95 + tax
Adults are $16.95 + tax

Open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Last Admission sale at 4pm.
Tickets are available at our front Ticket Booth by credit card or cash.

What will be available during Phase One?

This year due to COVID19 we will be 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!

  • Outdoor animal exhibits - Zoo visitors can explore our 25 acre park! Please be aware the indoor exhibit (Discovery Center) must remain closed during Phase One and we are using this time to renovate.
  • The Deer Park - The Deer Park will be open for guests to walk through!
  • The Nursery - come see our babies! Times to be announced.
  • Animal Keeper Feedings:
  • 11am: Emu's - Eugene and Brenda with their Baby Chicks Q & A
  • 2am: 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! Ms. Amy the Hedgehog, Tortoise, Spotted Gecko, Baby Alligator and more! This will take place with the Keeper inside a pen for safe distancing for all! 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 practice social distancing and wash hands for at least 20 seconds after use.
Gift Shop - Will be closed during the first week. Select gifts available at our Admissions Booth and Gift Shop when open.
People Food - Will be closed till further notice. Snacks and water available. 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 during
Phase One of re-opening:
• All Rides (Carousel, Tea Cups and Pony Rides)
• Indoor Exhibit- Discovery Center
• Main Stage Show
• Our Florida animals, including the Giraffe will not be able to visit during this year.
Additional Phase One Guidelines
• 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 cannot guarantee you won’t be exposed to COVID-19. 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. As much as possible we will provide guests with a directional one-way route to tour the zoo to help maintain social distancing more easily.

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 if you have unwashed hands.

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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