"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth"

  • -Diogenes

The Children's Programs that are offered by the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park are designed to foster education and entertainment within our Northern New York Community.

With a focus on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts, our children's programs aim to satisfy a young person's natural curiosity for the world around them. Our goal is always to promote conservation and education. At the zoo you can find a program for every age, from 0-99. For a complete list of upcoming programs and event dates, check our Facebook page

*Most children's programs require pre-registration. Please contact Amanda at 315-755-0896 to register.