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Syracuse, NY

Located on the 2nd level next to the pedestrian bridge in

Destiny USA

Come Visit Us South of the Border

Our American nature centre is located in The Destiny Mall. It is open 7 days a week. We offer general admission, guided tours, private sloth encounters, VIP encounters & Birthday Parties!

The Destiny Mall
9090 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY
located on the 2nd level across from Dicks sporting goods

Sunday-Wednesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday-Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Please email us in advance to schedule a guided tour, sloth encounter, VIP Tour or Birthday Party!


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Guided Tours

60 mins
$100.00+ tax for up to 4 people

  • $15.00 per additional person charge
  • A 60 minute guided walk through the nature centre with hands-on opportunities with a variety of mammals and reptiles
  • Please email us in advance to schedule this tourdestiny@littlerays.org

Private Sloth, Fennec Fox or Tamandua Encounter

30 minutes
$50.00 Plus tax per person  (
max 6 people)

  • Tour includes 30 minutes with the animal(s)
  • Meet, feed, and take photos of them!
  • Please email us in advance to schedule one of these encounters destiny@littlerays.org

VIP Encounter

90 mins
$220 + tax for the first 3 visitors

  • Additional person @ $50 + tax (max of 6 people)
  • Tour is a combination of the Guided Tour AND Sloth, Fennec Fox or Tamandua Encounter
  • Please email us in advance to schedule this tour destiny@littlerays.org

General Admission

During Opening Hours
Adult: $12.00
Kids (3-16): $8.00

  • Access to general admission area
  • Formal presentations daily
  • Live animal interactions during presentations
  • Join us 7 days a week during normal operating hours! No reservations required for general admission.

Birthday Parties!

$275.00 for a 2 hour party for up to 15 people, this will include

  • one hour private party room usage for your food, cake presents etc.
  • 30 minute private animal presentation meeting 4-5 animals
  • 30 minutes of free time to tour the center at your leisure

$10.00 per additional person up to 15 extra people (30 people max)

You can bring in your own drinks & finger foods only please! For example pizza, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, hot dogs etc. we just ask that you keep it simple! (nothing that requires food warmers.)  

Please email us in advance to schedule any Party! destiny@littlerays.org


Become a Zookeeper for a day!

Spend a fun and educational day as a zookeeper and experience life at the zoo! Our junior zookeeper program consists of a 4 hour time frame shadowing and assisting one of our zookeepers for 1/2 day. Participants will get the opportunity to shadow our staff from 9 am to 1 pm learning to clean animal enclosures, prepare meals and feed the animals, learning the basics of animal husbandry! The age requirement is 11+ The cost is $150.00 for this program. Please email us in advance to schedule this program!  destiny@littlerays.org



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