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Admission Rates

Admission Fees Rate How to Purchase
Members* Free Buy Now
Jan-Feb Special Pricing $8.95 For All Buy Now
Regular (age 13-64) $12.50 Buy Now
Seniors (age 65+) $10.25 Buy Now
Children (age 2-12) $9.25 Buy Now
Children (23 months and under) FREE Buy Now
Group Visits (Click on Buy Now for Group Tickets Form) 10 or more approximate 15% discount Buy Now
Pre-sale Form (Click on Buy Now for Pre-sale From) Buy Now

*copy of membership card and list of people attending from that family must be provided

Parking Fees

*Parking: A token must be purchased at the main entrance to exit the parking lot. The automated gates will ONLY accept tokens. Do not lose it.

Parking Fee Rate How to Purchase
Nov 1 - Feb 28 Free Buy Now
Mar 1 - Oct 31 $5.00 Purchase at front entrance

Zoo Rides

Information Coming Soon


By becoming a Buffalo Zoo member you’ll receive year 'round FREE admission to great animal adventures, enlightening educational programs at member rates, special member events, and more! Every visit to the Zoo is a unique experience that awakens your senses. Most importantly, you’ll be helping to preserve some of the world’s most threatened or endangered species. All membership levels receive the following benefits with PLUS levels receiving even more!

  • FREE admission to the Zoo, year ‘round
  • FREE subscription to ZOOLOG
  • FREE guest passes (2)
  • FREE parking voucher (1)
  • FREE membership window decal
  • DISCOUNT at ZOOTIQUE gift shop (purchases of $10 or more)
  • REDUCED or free admission to over 100 zoos and aquariums
  • Birthday party discounts
  • Special MEMBERS ONLY events
  • Bonus benefits at area businesses
  • click become a member to see more details


Want to get up close and personal with your favorite Zoo animal? Encounters offer a unique opportunity for Zoo visitors to go behind the scenes in an exhibit and learn about our animals from the keepers who work with them every day! Check the daily schedule for your chance to meet an elephant, spend time with a rhino, or even feed a giraffe! 


During warmer months, the Zoo offers visitors the opportunity to meet the giraffes! Check the daily schedule for your chance to participate.

Cost per person: $10

Rhino Encounters

During your encounter, one of the Zoo’s rhino keepers will escort you behind the scenes in the rhino barn, where you’ll learn all about how poachers are threatening wild rhino populations and how Zoos are working to protect these beautiful creatures. Check the daily schedule for your chance to participate.

Cost per person:  $10