5 Places to Find Animals Around Town

Have kids crazy for animals? Here's where you can take them!

By V. Garcia April 22, 2022

Have kids who love animals? If you're looking for animals near you in Hauppauge, Smithtown, Commack, Nesconset or St. James we have the list! From zoo animals to farm animals, and from the furry to the scaly, we have all the animals you'll need to please your little animal lover.

Blydenburgh County Park
Veteran's Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY 11788

If you want to take the kids exploring on a nature walk that is close to home look no further. And you can bring the dog too!

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Caleb Smith State Park
581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787

Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve
200 New Hwy, Commack, NY 11725

White Post Farms of Melville
250 Old Country Rd, Melville, NY 11747

A little bit further of a drive but a great place to enjoy the weather, see some animals and grab a bite.

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Worth the drive from

If you're up for a little road trip, here are additional spots worth the drive to see animals:

Riverhead Aquarium
431 East Main Street Riverhead NY 11901

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays 10am – 4pm
Weekends 10am – 5pm

Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St, Queens, NY 11368

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