Visiting Guideline & FAQ

Courtesy and Safety:

The zoo is a fun place to be, especially when our guests respect the Zoo and each other.

  • For your safety, adults must closely supervise children at all times.
  • Do not climb, or cross, barrier fences. Do not reach into cages. Stay on paths.
  • For your health, and the health of our animals, please wash hands before and after contact. Hand washing stations are located outside of the Nursery and behind the People Food Stand as well as at Rest Room facilities.
  • We allow interaction only with certain animals. If in doubt, ask our staff.
  • No one likes being picked on…please do not chase, tease or yell at the animals.
  • Please refrain from any and all hand-to-mouth activities such as eating, smoking, etc. while interacting with the animals.

Feeding the Animals:

People food can make our animals sick!

Our animals have very specific diets. For their health and safety, please do not feed them any “outside” food. Animal-safe food can be purchased in the park.

feeding Animals



Enter encounter areas slowly

No running, especially in Bambiland and the Nursery, where you are free to walk with the animals. Deer are wild animals. Though tame, they never lose their wild nature and you could startle them.

Help keep our exhibits safe and clean

please do not throw anything into the exhibits, as this can be dangerous for the animals

Please Do:

  • Check the day’s schedule so you can plan your visit. We have shows and attractions throughout the day.
  • Feel free to sit on the grass to have a rest or snack.
  • Take your time to watch the animals… you will see amazing things! Try this: Sit and watch the Ring Tailed Lemurs and see how they interact with one another. Do they snuggle? Do they groom one another? Are they doing yoga?
  • Ask our staff questions about the animals!

We don’t like sad goodbyes

For the safety and enjoyment of all, guests who do not abide by these guidelines may be asked to leave. The animals and staff thank you for supporting our park. Enjoy your day at the Long Island Game Farm!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

Please view our daily schedule for park hours and show times.

Can we feed the animals?

Yes! Animal-safe food can be purchased in the park. Visitors are prohibited to bring food for the animals into the zoo for the health and safety of the animals.

Can we touch the animals?

We allow interaction only with certain animals. If in doubt, please ask our staff.

What items are prohibited from the park?

Please do not bring BBQs, balloons, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, pets or alcoholic beverages into the park.

Will you be open if it rains?

We may close the park if there is rain. In the event of an unexpected park closing, rainchecks may be issued to departing guests if management has made the decision to close the park. Be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter page for weather announcements.

Do you offer coupons?

Yes! Coupons for the Game Farm can be found in the Newsday Funbook and on our website.

Is the park handicap accessible?

Yes! We offer wheelchair rentals and there are many benches available throughout the park for those who are unable to walk long distances. Please be advised that the only areas not accessible via wheelchair are the Nursery and Bambiland because of the uneven terrain.

What amenities do you offer?

We have free parking, a snack bar, a souvenir stand, and restrooms.

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