Events for December 29 – October 30, 2020 – Buffalo Zoo

2021 Buffalo Zoo Photo Contest

It’s that time of year again; The Buffalo Zoo Photo Contest presented by the Women’s Board of the Buffalo Zoo is back!  Show us the Zoo through your eyes and upload your best Buffalo Zoo photos taken during 2021. Entries … Continued

Be the Life of the Paddy Fundraiser

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Have the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party and support the Buffalo Zoo all in one with the Be the Life of the Paddy fundraiser presented by the ProZoo Board of the Buffalo Zoo. Purchase stunning charcuterie kits by Chey-Cuterie gorgeously … Continued

Easter Eggsperience – SOLD OUT

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Hop on over for a fun-filled day of Easter excitement at the Buffalo Zoo! This family-friendly event features a Zoo-wide Easter egg scavenger hunt, including a photo op with the Easter bunny and a few other special friends, complimentary train … Continued

Buffalo Zoo Job Fair

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at the Buffalo Zoo? Stop by our Job Fair on Saturday, April 23 to find out! Learn about the fun seasonal part-time job opportunities across our Education, Guest Experience, and Grounds departments. See … Continued

Palace Theatre Family Movie Day

Hamburg Palace Theatre 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY, United States

Come join Assemblymember Jon Rivera for a free screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Palace Theatre! This classic movie is fun for kids of all ages—and parents too! While the movie will begin at noon, the Buffalo Zoo’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

716 Day at the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

This 716 Day, celebrate your favorite city with a visit to the Buffalo Zoo! Admission is only $7.16 on Saturday, July 16. Stop by to see your animal friends who call this city home! Purchase tickets in person or online to … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Step into the world of Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights at the Buffalo Zoo presented by Five Star Bank. Explore the Zoo like never before with our brand-new immersive experience featuring large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns with … Continued

Labor Day Special Admission

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Looking for long weekend plans? We've got you covered! Zoo admission is only $5 on Monday, September 5, 2022. Tickets can be purchased in person or online under the "General Admission" tab linked below. We can't wait to see you. … Continued

Run for Rhinos 2022

Celebrate the 3rd annual Run for Rhinos with the Buffalo Zoo from the comfort of your home, on a local outdoor trail or road, or in person on September 17. Our Virtual 5K race is a great and fun way … Continued

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is back with a fang-tastic lineup of family-friendly activities! Collect your favorite Halloween goodies as you make your way through the Trick-or-Treat trail (open 11:00 am–2:00 pm), laugh uncontrollably at the Super Hilarious Magic Shows by … Continued

Boo Bash! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Everyone’s favorite event of the season is back—Boo Bash at the Buffalo Zoo returns for another spook-tacular night of fun! Get into the Halloween spirit at our fang-tastic after-hours party for adults-only (21+, valid ID required). Make your way through … Continued

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is back with a fang-tastic lineup of family-friendly activities! Collect your favorite Halloween goodies as you make your way through the Trick-or-Treat trail (open 11:00 am–2:00 pm), laugh uncontrollably at the Super Hilarious Magic Shows by … Continued

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is back with a fang-tastic lineup of family-friendly activities! Collect your favorite Halloween goodies as you make your way through the Trick-or-Treat trail (open 11:00 am–2:00 pm), laugh uncontrollably at the Super Hilarious Magic Shows by … Continued

Giving Tuesday

This GivingTuesday we ask our Buffalo Zoo community to be a part of our Holiday Harvest Basket that will directly benefit your favorite animals and the keepers that care for them every single day. A financial gift is always appreciated … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: OUR TOP PRIORITY WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS, GUESTS, AND TEAM MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR ERIE COUNTY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OUR ZOO LIGHTS EVENT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: OUR TOP PRIORITY WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS, GUESTS, AND TEAM MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR ERIE COUNTY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OUR ZOO LIGHTS EVENT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 … Continued

Breakfast with Santa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared breakfast … Continued

Cookies & Cocoa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus has you covered! Enjoy an afternoon of North Pole delicacies like hot cocoa and sugar cookies, get a special photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: OUR TOP PRIORITY WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS, GUESTS, AND TEAM MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR ERIE COUNTY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OUR ZOO LIGHTS EVENT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 … Continued

Breakfast with Santa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared breakfast … Continued

Cookies & Cocoa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus has you covered! Enjoy an afternoon of North Pole delicacies like hot cocoa and sugar cookies, get a special photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: OUR TOP PRIORITY WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS, GUESTS, AND TEAM MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR ERIE COUNTY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OUR ZOO LIGHTS EVENT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 … Continued

Breakfast with Santa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared breakfast … Continued

Cookies & Cocoa 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus has you covered! Enjoy an afternoon of North Pole delicacies like hot cocoa and sugar cookies, get a special photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: OUR TOP PRIORITY WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAFETY OF OUR ANIMALS, GUESTS, AND TEAM MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR ERIE COUNTY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OUR ZOO LIGHTS EVENT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 … Continued

THE BUFFALO ZOO NEEDS YOUR HELP

Zoo admission, membership visits, and ticket sales are the financial backbone for the Zoo to provide care, food, and supplies for the animals and salaries for our zookeepers and other team members. This is one of the Buffalo Zoo's most important … Continued

Zoo Lights 2022

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Zoo Lights 2022 has been cancelled for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, the Buffalo Blizzard caused too much damage to our light displays, as well as grounds in general. We apologize for the inconvenience as we know … Continued

2022 Buffalo Zoo Photo Contest

It’s that time of year again; The Buffalo Zoo Photo Contest presented by the Women’s Board of the Buffalo Zoo is back!  Entires are now closed but now it's time to cast your vote to select the best from 2022! … Continued

Polar Bear Days 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Join us for Polar Bear Days at the Buffalo Zoo this winter recess starting Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24! The Zoo will be open every day as we celebrate these amazing animals and raise awareness for their shrinking … Continued

Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whales | National Geographic Live

Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting Earth’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate startling new insights into … Continued

Sandesh Kadur: Wild Cats of India | National Geographic Live

Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY, United States

With landscapes spanning the towering Himalaya, arid plains, and dense jungles, India is home to an unmatched diversity of wild cats. While many of the big cats are well known and thoroughly documented, photographer and filmmaker Sandesh Kadur is on … Continued

Buffalo Zoo Job Fair 2023

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at the Buffalo Zoo? Stop by our Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 to find out! Learn about the fun seasonal part-time job opportunities across our Education, Guest Experience, and Gift Shop and … Continued

Easter Eggsperience at the Buffalo Zoo 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Hop on over for a fun-filled day of Easter excitement at the Buffalo Zoo! This family-friendly event features a Zoo-wide candy trail, a photo op with the Easter Bunny, complimentary train rides, animal ambassador meet and greets, animal enrichment sessions … Continued

Spring Break at the Buffalo Zoo 2023

Spring has sprung and there's a week full of fun coming to the Buffalo Zoo! Spend your Spring Recess with us as we open back up for daily operations on April 3. We'll be celebrating Ape Awareness Month April 3–7 … Continued

Bryan Smith: Capturing the Impossible | National Geographic Live

Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY, United States

Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice ofNiagara Falls. His passion for storytelling … Continued

Party for the Planet 2023

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife? Join us for Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 am–2:00 pm as we honor Earth Day and wildlife conservation. This annual … Continued

Cinco de Rhino 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Join us Friday, May 5, as we celebrate all five rhino species, specifically the two we have at the Buffalo Zoo (Black Rhino and Greater One-Horned Rhino) on Cinco de Rhino presented by Reimer Home Services! Show your love for … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

716 Day 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrate your favorite city this 716 Day at the Buffalo Zoo! Thanks to our friends at The 716 Foundation, daytime admission is only $7.16 on Sunday, July 16. Pay a visit to your animal friends who call this city home on this … Continued

National Zoo Keeper Week 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Celebrate our Zoo Keepers with us during National Zoo Keeper week, July 17–23! Zoo Keepers are responsible for the exceptional care of all the animals you see at the Buffalo Zoo. They feed them, monitor their health and well-being, pick-up … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Get excited—Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank is back for another year! Named the most popular WNY event of 2022, this is a must-see summer attraction. Packed with an all-new lineup of lanterns, it’s … Continued

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank's final weekend is HERE! Packed with an ALL-NEW lineup of lanterns, it’s time to immerse yourself in the larger-than-life displays of beautiful florals, curious creatures from under the … Continued

Labor Day 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Looking for long weekend plans? Spend it with us at the Buffalo Zoo! This Labor Day, all admission is $5 off. This applies to daytime admission and Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights Presented by Five Star Bank. Visit … Continued

Run for Rhinos 2023

Get active for a great cause this World Rhino Day for the 4th Annual Run for Rhinos Presented by our ProZoo Board and Reimer Home Services on Friday, September 22, at 6:00 PM. The race begins in Delaware Park and … Continued

Boo at the Zoo 2023

Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Calling all little ghouls and goblins! It’s time for a fang-tastic evening at the Buffalo Zoo for Boo at the Zoo! Celebrate spooky season with this family-friendly event that features a Trick-or-Treat trail, fascinating Bubble Shows from WOW Party Buffalo, … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join us this Black Friday, as we will kick off Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours!  Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join the us this holiday season for Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours. Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our Happy Holidays Express … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join the us this holiday season for Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours. Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our Happy Holidays Express … Continued

Breakfast with Santa

Description:  It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join the us this holiday season for Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours. Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our Happy Holidays Express … Continued

Breakfast with Santa

Description:  It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join the us this holiday season for Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours. Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our Happy Holidays Express … Continued

Wild Winter Nights

Join the us this holiday season for Wild Winter Nights with extended Buffalo Zoo hours. Come early to see the animals and stay for the holiday cheer! Stroll the Zoo’s holiday decorations, catch a ride on our Happy Holidays Express … Continued