Have you or someone you know always wanted to be a zoo keeper? Sign up for our Keeper for a Day package! During these half-day experiences, you have the opportunity to work directly with a zoo keeper at the Binghamton Zoo!

This program runs from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm during the open season, and 8:00 am - 11:30 am during the off season. Participants must be 16 years of age and only one person will be allowed to participate in the experience. To book, please contact the Binghamton Zoo Education Department at 607-724-5461 ext. 235.

*All package participants are required to read and sign a waiver outlining expected behavior and potential liabilities involved. This waiver will be signed upon arrival at the zoo for the experience.

*Appropriate attire required (regarding weather, etc.). Boots or sneakers mandatory.

Activity content listed below is subject to change and may include additional features, as the Binghamton Zoo is constantly evolving to accomodate visitors as well as our animals as best as possible!

Barn Yard, Lemur, Red Panda:

  • $150.00
  • Barn yard, lemur, red panda exhibit cleanings and animal feedings
  • Diet preparation
  • Lemur enrichment

Cougar, Bobcat, Meerkat, Birds of Prey:

  • $150.00
  • Cougar, bobcat, meerkat, and birds of prey feedings, exhibit cleanings, and enrichment
  • Diet preparation
  • Cougar training session observation

Penguin, Otter, New World Tropics:

  • $150.00
  • Mouflon, penguin, otter, tamarin, and sloth feedings and exhibit cleanings
  • Diet preparation
  • Otter training session observation
  • Tamarin enrichment

Wolf, Bear, Leopard, Tiger:

  • $200.00
  • Bear feeding
  • Bear, leopard, and tiger exhibit cleaning
  • Bear enrichment
  • Tiger treats


*programs subject to change