New! Ferocious Fridays
Buffalo Zoo Offers Extended Summer Hours on Friday Nights!
This summer, you and your family can explore the Buffalo Zoo on Friday evenings in July and August!
Have you ever wondered what the animals at the Buffalo Zoo do during the evening hours? From July 1 through August 26, the Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours on Friday nights as part of Ferocious Fridays, sponsored by First Niagara. Choose to spend a beautiful summer evening with us, and explore Zoo grounds until 8:30 p.m.!
On select dates, visitors can also participate in themed programming. This Friday, July 15, join us for International Night, and enjoy a variety of demonstrations that highlight rich traditions. Upcoming celebrations also include Wizard Night and a fun PJ Party.
On Friday nights during which themed programming is not scheduled, different areas of the Zoo will be highlighted.
The schedule for themed programming is as follows:
International Night (July 15)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Taoist Tai Chi Society® demonstrations; Henna tattoo art; visit with representatives from the Peace Corps and UB Athletics.
6:00 p.m. – Rince Na Tiarna Irish Dancing performance
6:30 p.m. – Erie County Sheriff’s Irish Pipe & Drum Band
6:45 p.m. – M&T Bank Rainforest Falls tour
7:15 p.m. – Erie County Sheriff’s Irish Pipe & Drum Band
7:30 p.m. – Fleuron Rouge Fusion bellydancing performance
PJ Party Night (August 12)
- $1 off admission for each visitor who comes dressed in pajamas!
- Learn more about the Buffalo Zoo’s nocturnal animals
- Activities & games for the kids
- Kids: Bring your favorite teddy bear for a check-up!
Wizard Night (August 26)
- $1 off admission for each visitor who comes dressed as a wizard!
- Learn more about the endangered species in our Vanishing Animals exhibit and how we can help save them.
- Activities and games for kids
- Magicians throughout the Zoo
On Friday nights during which themed programming is not offered, formal programs will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. to highlight various areas of the Buffalo Zoo. The schedule is as follows:
July 22 Sea Lions
July 29 M&T Bank Rainforest Falls
August 5 Sea Lions
August 19 Keeper Talks:
Chameleon (6:30 p.m. only) and Serval