November 28th: Start of Winter Wonderlights / Shop Small Saturday
Celebrate the OPENING DAY of Winter Wonderlights with our Shop Small Weekend! There will be vendors from across the North Country at the Zoo, from 11AM-3PM and 5PM-8PM, selling unique and hand-made gifts that would be perfect for stocking stuffers or any type of gift for your family.
We will also have Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Zoo throughout the day! Make sure to stop by and finish up your Christmas shopping and get a COVID-Safe photo with Santa!
The Zoo Is still Open this Winter!
Before the dawn of modern America, massive bison and elk wandered the land now known as New York State, while lynx prowled in dense forests and giant eagles soared through the sky. Though that landscape and its inhabitants have drastically changed, many of these animals can still be found in one place: Zoo New York.
Spanning 32 acres, the zoo is home to a variety of species native to the Empire State. Some, like black bears and turtles, live in abundance in the wild; while others like the Canada lynx have earned an endangered or threatened status, making conservation efforts essential for their continued survival.
Beyond the ecosystems built around these animals, wildflowers skirt Olmsted Pond, and fluttering specimens fill the Butterfly House. A trail system is designed to carry you through modern rural landscapes while pointing out unique bird and plant species.