The Buffalo Zoo | Animal Experiences & Event Spaces | Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrating More Than

140 Years

Assorted Foliage

A Day At The Buffalo Zoo

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am–4:00 pm | (716) 837-3900

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM



Upcoming Events

Grab your Valentine or Galentine and join us for an intimate evening on talks of the “birds and bees” of the animal kingdom. Buffalo Zoo’s President and CEO, Lisa Smith, will lead this adults-only presentation from mating battles to subtle...

Join us for Polar Bear Days at the Buffalo Zoo this winter recess starting Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23! The Zoo will be open every day as we celebrate these amazing animals and raise awareness for their shrinking...

What’s better than watching a historic moment at one of Buffalo’s most historic places? Join us at the Buffalo Zoo as we gather to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 Our Zoo offers a wide, open...

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Join Our Family

Every visit to the Zoo is a unique experience that awakens your senses. With a Buffalo Zoo membership you may visit the Zoo as often as you like – and your admission is absolutely FREE.

Animal Experiences for Public

We offer a variety of educational animal experiences at the Buffalo Zoo for the public. These programs are opportunities for kids of all ages to enjoy and expand their knowledge of animal behavior/conservation through hands-on and immersive learning experiences at the Buffalo Zoo. We also offer an engaging summer zoo camp to those in the Buffalo, NY community to give your child an exciting opportunity to learn more about our animals.

Animal Experiences for Educators

The Education Department has the exciting responsibility of promoting public awareness of the natural world and its conservation through fun, interactive animal experiences in Buffalo, NY. To accomplish this task, we provide a variety of general and specifically tailored programming at the Zoo and in the community for children and adults of all ages. Bring your students to the Buffalo Zoo for an educational field trip in Buffalo, NY!

Visitor Info at a glance

Hours of Operation

Today the zoo is open from
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00am–4:00 pm Our daily schedule has plenty of options for you to choose from!


The Zoo Grounds date back to the 1870s. See for yourself how far we've come. This map will be your guide!


300 Parkside Ave. Buffalo NY 14214 Located in Delaware Park in the heart of North Buffalo