The Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on children and healthy family fun. Everything we do here centers on the understanding that, for kids, passive observation of zoo animals is not enough. Children need to be engaged. They need to use all their senses to explore, manipulate and discover.
Although our focus is clearly on fun for Central New York families, we also have a higher mission. We are committed to the belief that children who have experienced the joy of kind and gentle interaction with animals are more likely to become adults who care about wildlife and conservation.
We will strive to provide the highest quality care for our animals while providing the best in healthy, outdoor family entertainment and education. Thank you for visiting our website. Enjoy your tour. We look forward to seeing you and your family at Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo this season.