Another option for family fun is now open here in Central New York.  Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo is up and running for the season.

The zoo is located on the Rome-New London Road, and features animals from six continents as well as local wild animals.  According to their website,, they offer hands-on animal shows, a petting zoo with tame deer, and a maternity ward for baby goat cuddling.

Fort Rickey is open daily from 10 until 4 through June 16th.  Beginning on 17th of June through the 4th of September, their hours are 10 'til 5 daily.  Admission is $9.95 for adults 16 and over, $7.95 for kids from ages 2 to 15, and free for children under age 2.


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