The Animal Farm Petting Zoo

Animal Farm Petting Zoo provides care and shelter for homeless, unwanted, and rescued animals. Visitors can interact up-close with hundreds of animals including monkeys, a camel, llamas, deer, wallabies, mini cows, mini horses, piglets, sheep, emus, and more. They can feed the camel by hand or give the baby pigs, goats, and sheep a milk bottle. The shade trees, colorful gardens, green grass, and open spaces make it a delightful place to get back to nature. Campers will find even more to do at the puppet shows, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The zoo offers free pony rides daily.
 Contact Info
Address: 296 Wading River Road, Manorville, NY 11949. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-878-1785. Email: info@afpz.org. Website: www.afpz.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM-6PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.

Farms Fun Facts

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Have your campers note the various ingredients in the food they eat.

The average person eats 68 quarts of popcorn a year alone! Have each camper keep a record of how much popcorn they eat during the camp season, or the total amount that their camp consumes.

Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out about the benefits of eating local. Ask the farm staff to discuss the process from seed to market.