Not only do the goats, cows, and sheep get in their licks at Central Park’s Tisch Children’s Zoo, but so does the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. For only 25 cents (deposited into one of the several, handy food dispensers), you’ll literally have your favorite pet eating out of your hand. Afterwards, rub the bronze sculpture outside each pen to hear the native noise – be it a squawk or an oink – of the inhabitants. Finally, wing it over to the Enchanted Forest and its giant spider, primeval oak tree remains, and, best of all, its captivating aviary. Talk about flying high.

64th St. & 5th Ave. (in Central Park)
212-439-6500
www.centralparkzoo.com