Early Childhood

Petting Zoos

Bronx Zoo Children's Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. 718-220-5100. Visit the Children's Zoo to get up close with sheep and donkeys, and even special favorites like alpacas, prairie dogs, anteaters, and mini goats. Fee.

Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. 718-220-5100. The barn at Prospect Park is home to alpacas and sheep, chickens, horses, and other animals for visitors to pet and feed. Fee.

Queens Zoo

53-51 111th St., Corona, NY 11368. 718-220-5100. See the animals at the petting zoo, or explore the aviary. Children can follow the Conservation Quest exhibit to learn about migration, invasive species, and endangered species as they play and climb. Fee.

Tisch Children's Zoo

64th St. & 5th Ave., New York, NY 10065. 718-220-5100. The Children's Zoo in Central Park is home to pigs, sheep and goats. Children have all kinds of opportunities to jump, climb and play at the zoo. Fee.