The temperatures have reached the 50 degree mark (even if it was only one day) and thoughts are starting to turn to spring and spring break. If you are looking for a slightly different and definitely fun way to spend time during spring break, then the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park has the answer.

It's Spring Break Zoo School and this year, it's Niche Madness. What's a Niche? Niches are roles that plants and animals have in nature. You'll explore the niches from animals from all around the world, along with their own niches.

You can do this while exploring the zoo, playing games, meeting and making new friends. Spring Break Zoo School is during the Binghamton School's spring break, April 15th to 19th and split into two sections.

April 15th and 16th are for kids aged 5 to 7 and are currently in school (no pre-kindergarten please). April 17th to 19th is for youth aged 8 to 13. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m with a supervised lunch break.

During the April 15th and 16th school, children can be registered for half day sessions, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after care is available for up to 30 minutes at $8 per 30 minute block.

Pre-registration is required and it's day by day, you can sign up online here. This is the kind of spring break that parents won't mind that their kids go on and they'll have fun at the same time.

Binghamton Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton.

[via Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park]