Fort Rickey is more than just your typical zoo! Located in Rome, New York, Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo offers engaging animal interactions with fun activities for kids of all ages. Along with exhibits of native and exotic animals, Fort Rickey offers hands-on animal shows, a petting zoo with tame deer, and a maternity ward for baby goat cuddling. Other attractions for kids include a giant tube and tunnel maze with ball crawl and a spectacular Fall Fun Festival in October.
Families looking for clean, healthy family fun including kid’s discovery and animals, choose to go to the zoo. Fort Rickey is a special destination that offers families the option to get close to the animals with a large, open petting zoo. The play areas and animal shows increase the fun for all Central New York families.
With the many things to do at Fort Rickey, you will have a great day of family fun. Typically, when families go to the zoo they mostly just stroll and observe. Our commitment to kid’s discovery will give you and your child one-of-a-kind contact with our animals that can’t be found at any other New York zoo.