The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo
features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, coatimundi, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. Our animal collections include both exotic and indigenous breeds. We have various breeds of monkeys, buffalo, colorful parrots, zebra, camels, ostrich, alligator, and much more.
Experience the thrill of discovery as you explore nature trails that lead to places like “Bambiland,” “The Nursery,”.
The Long Island Game Farm also has many interactive areas where guests can touch and, unlike most zoos, actually feed the animals!
“Please Touch” is the motto in our petting zoo areas where you can pet, cuddle, and bottle feed the baby animals.
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.
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.
- 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.
We allow interaction only with certain animals. If in doubt, please ask our staff.
Please do not bring BBQs, balloons, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, pets or alcoholic beverages into the park.
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.
Yes! Coupons for the Game Farm can be found in the Newsday Funbook and on our website.
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.
We have free parking, a snack bar, a souvenir stand, and restrooms.
WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK WEATHER PERMITTING - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOUR VISIT! AND CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES.
Our reopening is 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, 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.
Phase 4 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. No reservation needed.
What will be available during Phase 4?
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. See Parrots, Zebra, Coatimundi: Benny (rescued), Deerpark, Nursery, 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 our babies! Milk bottles for sale at the ticket booth. Limited supplies.
- Animal Keeper Feedings:
- 10:30: Watch & assist the Keeper at the morning bottle feeding of our kid goats - in the Nursery
- 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! 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 wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands for 20 seconds after use.
Gift Shop - Will be open with limited times.
People Food - Will be closed till further notice. Snacks, ice cream 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 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.