Get out and see the animals at these five zoos, wildlife preserves and aquariums on Long Island.
Long Island Game Farm - The largest combined wildlife park and children's zoo on Long Island. It’s been a family favorite for generations. A natural environment where families can slow down and learn about wildlife and animals through education along with direct animal experience. Want to know more? Click to read our story, Crazy Facts About the Long Island Game Farm. Location: 489 Chapman Blvd, Manorville, (631) 878-6644.
Photo: Animal Farm Petting Zoo Facebook page.
Animal Farm Petting Zoo - The Long Island Zoological Society’s 10-acre park is open to the public as the Animal Farm Petting Zoo. They have been around since 1981, providing care and shelter for homeless and unwanted animals - farm animals, birds, reptiles and exotics. Location: 296 Wading River Road, Manorville, (631) 878-1785.
Photo: Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve Facebook page.
Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center - A small but fun wildlife center that is free. Location: 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, (631) 758-9664.
Photo: White Post Farms Facebook page.
White Post Animal Farm and Petting Zoo - Bring the family to get a chance to hand feed and bottle feed the animals. Food Available for an extra charge. They have llamas, alpacas, and a giraffe! Location: 250 Old Country Road, Melville, (631) 351-9373.
Photo: Long Island Aquarium Facebook page.
Long Island Aquarium - if aquatics are more your thing you can’t beat the Long Island Aquarium. Sharks, turtles, tropical fish and penguins! Location: 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 208-9200.