Bring the Zoo to Your Child’s Winter Birthday Party

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Celebrate a Birthday with Fan-Favorite Zoo Animals, in the Warmth of Your Own Home!

[MANORVILLE, NEW YORK] –– For those with winter birthdays, planning a fun birthday party can be tough with the cold winds and harsh weather. But no need to worry! The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo can bring the zoo (and the party) to you!

The farm’s mobile zoo is a great gift for your little animal lover’s birthday. What better gift is there than a close encounter with animals that cannot be found in your backyard? The zoo features animals such as Suzie the Wallaby, Gabriella the Giant Flemish Rabbit, Speedy the Sulcata Tortoise and more! For safety reasons, the selected animals may be replaced or changed as their needs require.

The zoo can be set up at any type of venue, indoors or outdoors, including homes, schools, libraries and religious centers. The indoor setup is assembled on a tarp, which the Game Farm will set up and clear at the end. For outdoor parties, the petting zoo can be set up under a tent.

How does the zoo work? The Mobile Petting Zoo includes a 12-by-12-foot pen, where the animals will be set up. A smaller pen with a bench will also be constructed, as a space where the kids will get a special one-on-one animal encounter. The children may have a choice to meet one or more of the animals mentioned above, depending on group size and allowance of time.

“We are super-excited to be bringing the mobile zoo back this year!” says Melinda Novak, Vice President/Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “This is the perfect activity for a winter birthday party – the kids love having one-on-one time with the animals!”

Pricing for the Mobile Zoo starts at $425 an hour, depending on the parties’ needs. Travel fees will apply, depending on traffic and distance.

To get started, interested parties can fill out the reservation form on Long Island Game Farm’s website, or they can call the park at 631-878-6644. Office hours are every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Mobile Zoo is USDA and NYSDEC inspected and approved.

For more information on the Long Island Game Farm’s Mobile Zoo, visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island. Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

The Zoo is Closed for the Winter: Bring the Zoo to You!


[MANORVILLE, NEW YORK] –– The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo is closed for the winter. But, just in time for the holiday gift-giving spirit, the Game Farm is bringing a Mobile Petting Zoo right to your door!

For the little animal lovers in your life, the mobile zoo is a great way to bring a bit of sunshine into those gray winter skies for the holidays. What better gift is there than a close encounter with animals that cannot be found in your backyard? The zoo features animals such as, Suzie the Wallaby, Barney the Prairie Dog, Gabriella the Giant Flemish Rabbit, Speedy the Sulcata Tortoise and more!

Worried about the weather being too cold? Don’t worry! The zoo can be set up at any type of venue, indoors or outdoors, including homes, schools, libraries and religious centers. The indoor setup is assembled on a tarp, which the Game Farm will set up and clear at the end. For outdoor parties, the petting zoo can be set up under a tent.

How does the zoo work? The Mobile Petting Zoo includes a 12-by-12-foot pen, where the animals will be set up. A smaller pen with a bench will also be constructed, as a space where the kids will get a special one-on-one animal encounter. The children may have a choice to meet one or more of the animals mentioned above, depending on group size and allowance of time.

“We are super-excited to be bringing the mobile zoo back this year!” says Melinda Novak, Vice President/Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “The end of the season is always sad, but with the Mobile Zoo option, the fun doesn’t have to totally end. Plus, this is the perfect activity for a winter birthday party – the kids love having one-on-one time with the animals!”

Pricing for the Mobile Zoo starts at $425 an hour, depending on the parties’ needs. Travel fees will apply, depending on traffic and distance.

To get started, interested parties can fill out the reservation form on Long Island Game Farm’s website, or they can call the park at 631-878-6644. Office hours are every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Happy holidays to you and your families, from The Long Island Game Farm!

The Mobile Zoo is USDA and NYSDEC inspected and approved.

For more information on the Long Island Game Farm’s Mobile Zoo, visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island. Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

Adventure is Closing In: Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo Announces Spring 2018 Schedule and Opening Day!

The Park Will Open for its 2018 Spring Season April 14

[MANORVILLE, NEW YORK] –– Now entering its 49th Season, the Long Island Game Farm -– Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will officially open on Saturday, April 14. During the opening weeks, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the new baby animals, including chicks, bunnies, ducklings, calves and kid goats, and will be able to pet and hand feed the animals once they are born. They will also be able to enjoy the amusement rides, including the carousel and spinning tea cups, and pony rides. Lastly, guests will be able to meet the park’s new 10-month old baby wallaby.

Though some of the park’s Summer animals (giraffe, camels and a few more) are still vacationing in Florida until May, the Spring season is always an especially fun and relaxing time for guests to visit, with cooler weather, smaller crowds and lower prices. In celebration of the season opening, the park is offering a reduced Spring admission price of $14.95+ per child (age 3 to 12), senior (age 62+) or military personnel; and $16.95+ per adult (age 13 to 61). As always, discount coupons will be available online and through the company’s Facebook page.

“We are so excited to start the 2018 season,” says Melinda Novak, Vice President/Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “We always love seeing the children welcome our new baby animals and we look forward to visits from the families, schools and organizations each year. In addition to the Springtime fun, David Rosaire and his adorable Pekingese dogs will be back as our main stage show this summer, be sure to check our Website and social media pages for more details on that.”

Now is also a great time to book school trips, children’s birthday parties and company outings, in addition to securing spots for summer events such as birthdays and camp trips.

For opening weekend, the Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15. Additionally, the park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, April 22; Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29. The May dates are as follows: Thursdays (May 3, 10 and 17), the park is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (May 4 to 6, 11 to 13 and 18 to 20), the park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will be open seven days per week (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday) starting May 23.

For more information, visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.

Long Island Game Farm to Host Inaugural Founder’s Day Celebration – A Family Appreciation Day

(Manorville, New York) — Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak. Today, almost 50 years later the park is home to over a hundred animals, including over 35 different species. To thank the visitors that have kept the park going for 48 years, the Long Island Game Farm is throwing its first ever Founder’s Day Celebration – A Family Appreciation Day, on Saturday, August 26. All day long, admission will be $6(+tax)/adult and one free child admission per adult (each additional child is $6 +tax). Rain date is Sunday, August 27.

During this celebration, not only will the park be thanking its guests, but they will also be honoring the park’s founders, Stanley and Diane. Guests will be able to meet Diane and her daughter Melinda, the current President and Vice President, to learn about the park’s history. This meet and greet will take place at the gazebo at noon.

“We’ve been wanted to host an event like this for a while now,” Vice President, Melinda Novak states. “We love our visitors, they are the ones that make this park successful and we want them to know that it is all appreciated. Plus, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 48 years as a Long Island Family Tradition.”

In addition to a being able to meet and talk with Diane and Melinda, those in attendance can also enjoy one of the Long Island Game Farms featured summer shows – Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure. This experience, presented by “Nature” Nick Jacinto, is the only animal show in the northeast to include kangaroos, birds of prey and monkeys! This is the last weekend the show is running for the season, it will not return until next summer. Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure will be featured on the Game Farm’s main stage at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free face painting and “Play in the Hay” will also be available.

“Our guests make all of this possible and we just want to thank and honor them,” Founder and President, Diane Novak says. “I’m so excited to see all the smiling faces – that’s what has made these past 48 years so great.”

This discount applies only for admission, prices inside the park, including amusement rides and animal encounters, will remain the same. No other discounts or coupons can be used on this day. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early or come later in the day. The parking lot gates will open at 8:30 a.m., the park will open at 10 a.m. and the park closes at 6 p.m.

For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

Long Island Game Farm Throws a Pajama Party for Visitors

(Manorville, New York) — Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo is hosting a pajama themed party open to all visitors. This event, “PJ’s in the Park – Pajama Party with our Kid Goats”, will take place on Saturday, July 22 from 12 – 1 p.m. At this event, guests will be able to interact with and pet our little goats who will, also, be dressed in their pajamas. It’s the perfect way for the kids to get up close and personal with these cute, friendly animals. Afterwards, juice and cookies will be served to visitors outside the nursery at 1 p.m.

“It’s just the cutest thing to see kid goats in PJ’s that we wanted to share it with our guests,” park Vice President, Melinda Novak said. “Plus, it’s a great way for the kids to be able to really touch and interact with these gentle animals.”

Children who attend wearing their PJ’s will receive a $1 off coupon for animal food or milk bottle. This event is free with admission. The rain date is Sunday, July 23 from 12 – 1 p.m.

For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

Long Island Game Farm Hosts its Third Annual 1970s Admission Price Day

(Manorville, New York) — Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo is bringing back their 1970’s Admission Price Day for the third year in a row. On July 29, all day, the park will feature admissions prices from it’s first decade in business. Tickets will cost $3.90/adult and $1.95/child (+tax). This is an unbeatable price that only comes along once a year.

The Long Island Game Farm features over 35 different types of animals including but not limited to alligators, alpaca, buffalo, camels, deer, emus, giraffe, kangaroo, llamas, lemurs, ostrich, parrots, peacocks, ponies and zebras and two new additions to the farm, bobcats and baby red foxes. In addition to visiting all these animals, guests will also be treated to free giveaways and activities such as face painting and make-your-own-pet-rock. For those guests looking for a little thrill, the amusement rides will also be available.

Those in attendance will also enjoy one of Long Island Game Farms featured summer shows – Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure. This experience is presented by “Nature” Nick Jacinto, one of the most well-known animal handlers in the Tri-State area. Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure is the only animal show in the northeast to include kangaroos, birds of prey and monkeys! Each show typically features seven to ten animals. This show will run on the main stage at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

This discount applies only for admission, prices inside the park, including amusement rides and animal encounters, will remain the same. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early or come later in the day. The parking lot gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and the park closes at 6 p.m.

For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

The Long Island Game Farm Presents the Extreme Raptor Project

(Manorville, New York) — The Extreme Raptor Project has arrived at the Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo! This show, about the Earth’s greatest birds of prey, will run on the park’s main stage at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from July 6 to 10 and again September 2 to 4.

The Extreme Raptor Project offers an extraordinary array of our greatest birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Birds of prey, or predatory birds, include different species of birds that hunt and feed on rodents and other small animals. Predatory birds are classified as such for their keen vision, strong feet and curved beak. This entertaining and exciting show has delighted attendees across the country.

All animal shows will be held on the Main Stage and are included in the price of general admission – $18.95 for adults and $16.95 for children, seniors and military personnel. A pay-one-price package, which includes admission, rides and animal food, is also available. The Long Island Game Farm features daily interactive animal experiences, such as feeding Clifford at the Giraffe Encounter and holding baby animals in the Nursery Barn. The Game Farm is open through Columbus Day Weekend, after which time it will close for the season. Stay tuned for fall season special events at the Long Island Game Farm. For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

Five New Animals Have Been Added to the Long Island Game Farm Family

[MANORVILLE, NEW YORK] –– The Long Island Game Farm -– Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo welcomes three bobcats and two baby foxes. With these additions, the Long Island Game Farm is now home to over 35 different types of animals.

The first of the new additions is three Bobcats. Bobcats are the most common wild cats in North America, and they are named for their short, “boobed” tails. They are considered medium sized cats and their fur varies in color from beige to brown with dark spots. They are nocturnal carnivores that usually prey on rabbits and hares but they have been known to eat rodents, birds and even deer and chickens. Bobcats are extremely good hunters that can capture their meal in seconds. Females, the more territorial, usually live in solidarity, whereas male bobcats are a little more social. Bobcats, just like any other animal, mate and give birth to new bobcats. However, their behavior after the kitten is born is unique. A mother bobcat will teach her kittens to hunt by five months old and then will force them out of her territory before they turn one. An average bobcat lifespan is about seven years. Now a day, one of the biggest killers of bobcats is habitat destruction.

The second addition is two baby red foxes named Yukon and Stan. Yukon and Stan are brothers that were born about six weeks ago. Stan was named in honor of the Long Island Game Farm founder, Stanley Novak. Red foxes are named for their reddish fur coat; however, they can also be grey, golden, black or brown. Red foxes can be found across the entire Northern Hemisphere and the key to their survival is their ability to adapt to different climates and habitats including deserts, forests and grasslands. In the wild, their main sources of food are birds, insects, squirrels and rabbits and their predators include wolves, coyotes, and wildcats. Red foxes are very social creatures; they live in family groups and they use a series of calls to communicate. In addition to these “calls” they also use their tails to signal to each other. Red foxes, unlike bobcats, live with their young in their den for the entirety of their life and the whole family will help to raise the kits.

The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will be open seven days per week (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) starting Thursday, May 18.

For more information, visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

Your Connection to Nature at the Long Island Game Farm

(Manorville, New York) — The summer season has just begun, and there’s plenty to do at the Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo! This year, the park invites its guests to experience the hands-on show of its old friend, Ranger Eric Powers. Game Farm guests may attend “Your Connection to Nature” at no extra cost; the show will be May 27, 28, and 29 at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM on the Main Stage.

A wildlife biologist with 27 years’ experience, Eric Powers frequently makes appearances on local and national television. In his television show “Off the Trail”, Ranger Powers talks about wildlife native to North Hempstead. Ranger Powers also leads wildlife workshops and field trips.

The “Your Connection to Nature” animal show, hosted by Ranger Powers, is an interactive, educational experience fit for children of all ages. The show allows attendees to interact with bones, skulls, fur and other wildlife artifacts. Ranger Powers will also give guests a comparative look at some commonly mistaken animals, such as African and American bullfrogs; a turtle and a tortoise; and geckos and skinks. For more info on the show, visit the “Your Connection to Nature” website.

All animal shows will be held on the Main Stage and are included in the price of general admission. The Long Island Game Farm also features daily interactive animal experiences, such as feeding Clifford at the Giraffe Encounter and holding baby animals in the Nursery Barn. The Game Farm is open through the summer season until October 12, 2017, after which time it will close for the season. Stay tuned for fall season special events at the Game Farm! For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.

The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo is Open for the Summer!

[MANORVILLE, NEW YORK] –– The Long Island Game Farm -– Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo has been officially open on a limited schedule since April 13, but it will return to its regular summer hours on Thursday, May 18. This year, guests will have the opportunity to interact with and learn about the brand-new springtime baby animals, including chicks, bunnies, ducklings, calves and kid goats.

With the season in full swing, the Game Farm welcomes back its giraffe, camels and lemurs, who were previously enjoying the warmer spring weather in Florida.

“This is already a very exciting season,” says Melinda Novak, Vice President/Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. “We need your help in welcoming this year’s baby animals, who were just born! Please visit the nursery to learn more about the baby goats Jellybean and Peep, who were born on Easter, and our other happy new additions. This year we are welcoming back Nature Nick and Ranger Eric for some special interactive animal shows. We’re also excited to share some new shows and events, including the Horsing Around Show and Jonathan Wood’s Extreme Raptor Project.”

Now is also a great time to book school trips, children’s birthday parties and company outings, in addition to securing spots for summer events such as birthdays and camp trips.

The Long Island Game Farm – Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo will be open seven days per week (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) starting Thursday, May 18.

For more information, visit www.longislandgamefarm.com.

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The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.