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 or call (631) 878-6644.


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.