The Long Island Game Farm
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. Their animal collections include both exotic and indigenous breeds. They have various breeds of monkeys, buffalo, colorful parrots, zebra, aoudads, camels, ostrich, alligator, and much more.
Experience the thrill of discovery as you explore nature trails that lead to places like “Bambiland,” “The Nursery,” and “Old MacDonald’s Farmyard.”
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 the petting zoo areas where you can pet, cuddle, and bottle feed the baby animals. “Old MacDonald’s Farmyard,” for example, provides a true barnyard experience where pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and ponies are all within arms reach.
Children can also enjoy one of the carnival-style rides such as the Spinning Teacups, Rio Grande Mini Train or the Antique Carousel. If that’s not enough, they offer pony rides as well. They have daily shows and animal activities. Daily shows are not available during the Fall season.
The Long Island Game Farm is open 7 days a week until October 10th. It is located on Chapman Blvd. in Manorville. The phone number is 631-878-6670. Hours are 10 – 5 on weekdays and 10 – 6 on weekends. They are currently in their 42nd season.