When the Memorial Day weekend arrives, the Southern Tier is full of activities from memorials and parades honoring our fallen heroes, to parks opening up their summer activities and so many other events scheduled throughout our communities.

The Memorial Day weekend also marks the official 2024 summer season opening for Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo, located at 60 Morgan Road on Binghamton's Southside. This season marks the 149th year, of operating as the 5th oldest zoo in the United States.

The Ross Park Zoo
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The grand opening celebration kicks off Friday, May 24th, and will continue through Memorial Day Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day will have a full schedule of fun for families, including magic shows, games, educational programs, and more.

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The festivities will include inflatable bounce castles for children and toddlers, Just for Fun family games, face painting, a magic show with Magician David Black, Silly Spin Exit Wheel with a chance to be silly or win a prize, penguin feeding & zookeeper talks about the highly endangered Red Wolves and the Howler Monkeys, plus morning goat and sheep grain cups.

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The Leopard Spot Zoo concession stand will be open for your food and drink cravings. For more information about the Binghamton Ross Park Zoo 2024 season grand opening or other events to be held throughout the year, visit their website, or call (607) 724-5461.

Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo is dedicated to promoting awareness and stewardship of our natural world, in our community and globally, through education, conservation, and community engagement.

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