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Location & Hours

The Zoo is in a beautiful setting right in Delaware park in the heart of North Buffalo and Parkside neighborhood

General Hours

Date Time
Hours of Operation Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. - Closed Monday - Thursday

Holiday Hours & Early Closings

  • Thanksgiving - November 26: Closed
  • Christmas Eve - December 24: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Christmas - December 25: Closed
  • New Years Eve - December 31: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Parking

Parking is available for a fee. Hourly rates: $5.00 first two hours, $2 per hour after that with a maximum of $10.

Know Before You Go!

The Buffalo Zoo has implemented enhanced health and safety measures. Please follow these new visitor protocols designed to keep our team, our guests, and our animals safe from exposure to COVID-19.

  • Advance Tickets/Reservations are Required: All Members and General Admission Guests are required to reserve their tickets online. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Temperature Check: All guests are required to have their temperature checked before they enter the Zoo. Any guest with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to enter the Zoo.
  • Feeling Unwell?/Need to Reschedule: If you are not feeling well we ask that you do not visit. Please call (716) 837-3900 to change your reservation to a future date and time.
  • Face Coverings Required: During your visit, we require the use of face masks/coverings at all times for all guests ages 2 and up.
  • Follow the Signs: Indoor exhibits are closed until further notice, and many of the guest pathways have changed. Please follow the guidance of all team members, signs, and placards.
  • Bring Your Kindness: While we must encourage social distancing, your patience and kindness will go a long way in making sure your trip to the Buffalo Zoo is an enjoyable one.

Schedule

Check out our Daily Schedule for today 12/04/2020

Lodging

The Buffalo Zoo is located in a historic park setting in the City of Buffalo

The Zoo is an excellent way to complement your planned visit to the Buffalo Region. If planning a visit from out of town, but cannot make ticket purchase decision today, please note that the Zoo has partnerships with the following hotels:

Hotels

Zoofari Shuttle

In July and August, the Buffalo Zoo offers transportation services around Delaware Park to the Zoo via the Zoofari Shuttle. Pick-up and drop-off schedule coming soon.

Admission Rates

General Admission Rates

Know Before You Go!

The Buffalo Zoo has implemented enhanced health and safety measures. Please follow these new visitor protocols designed to keep our team, our guests, and our animals safe from exposure to COVID-19.

  • Advance Tickets/Reservations are Required: All Members and General Admission Guests are required to reserve their tickets online. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Temperature Check: All guests are required to have their temperature checked before they enter the Zoo. Any guest with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to enter the Zoo.
  • Feeling Unwell?/Need to Reschedule: If you are not feeling well we ask that you do not visit. Please call (716) 837-3900 to change your reservation to a future date and time.
  • Face Coverings Required: During your visit, we require the use of face masks/coverings at all times for all guests ages 2 and up.
  • Follow the Signs: While we have not closed any of our exhibits completely, many of the guest pathways have changed. Please follow the guidance of all team members, signs, and placards.
  • Bring Your Kindness: While we must encourage social distancing, your patience and kindness will go a long way in making sure your trip to the Buffalo Zoo is an enjoyable one.

Group Rates

Presale Rate Requirements

GROUP AND PRESALE TICKETS WILL RETURN AT A LATER DATE

Purchase Order Sales

  • Purchase orders are only accepted at full Zoo admission rates. They must be submitted to cashier on arrival.
  • Line up to right of entrance. Group Leader can go to Group Sales Window to receive admission badges.

Concessions

Make sure to check out the new Wild Burger at the Buffalo Zoo

Speciality Items

*Combo meals come with fries and a drink

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Information Coming Soon

Zootique

From stuffed animals to souvenirs!

Come and visit The Buffalo Zoo’s gift shop, The Zootique, and see what new and wild things you find! This 300 square foot shop carries an attractive selection of unique and educational items. With an array of toys, plush animals, logo apparel, jewelry, and souvenirs, The Zootique offers something for everyone.  In addition to the Zootique, there is an Arctic themed shop inside the Interpretive Center of The Arctic Edge Exhibit that is open seasonally.

 

Don’t forget that Buffalo Zoo Members receive discounts when making purchases at the Zootique or other retail outlets!
Are you having a birthday party at The Buffalo Zoo? Are you a teacher or visiting the Zoo with your class on a field trip? Please contact our store Manager, Nicole, at nicolewurstner@kmssa.com to see what items we might have to offer for your zoo birthday party bags or class souvenirs.

Also, check out our group souvenir program.

 

Gift Shop Hours: Open 10 AM to 5 PM daily

Phone Number: (716) 837-3900 x 110

 

Rentals:

Our Rental Shed is open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. We rent out Single strollers, Double strollers, Motorized Scooters, and wheelchairs. Rentals are available through the Zootique when the Rental Shed is closed.

 

Pricing:

 

Single Stroller – $6

Double Stroller – $8

Motorized Scooter – $25

Wheelchair – Free of charge

 

All rentals require a form of Photo Identification as a deposit in addition to the rental cost. We can only take reservations for wheelchairs. Please call the Zootique Shop and speak to an associate in order to reserve your wheelchair. All other rentals are on a first come first serve basis.

Hours

Open Today Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. - Closed Monday - Thursday

Children's Zoo

Get a hands on experience at the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm

For a hands-on animal experience, come explore our brand new Delta Sonic Heritage Farm. The latest Zoo offering enhances everyone’s zoo experience by giving them an opportunity to actually touch the animals inside the exhibit. The Delta Sonic Heritage Farm is the first project to be built as part of Phase II of the Buffalo Zoo’s master plan. The family-friendly exhibit recreates a historic farm from the 1850s and replaces the former Children’s Zoo. This Erie Canal-era homestead features heritage breeds of domestic animals and includes an adjacent wetlands and a historic replica of an Erie Canal lock.

Zoo Rules

Believe it or not there are some rules at the Zoo

  • Do have a great time at the Buffalo Zoo! If you have any questions or need help, please speak to any Zoo associate.

  • Do understand that animals need rest and privacy just like humans. Zoo animals have access to off-exhibit areas during the day and may not always be available for public viewing.

  • Do keep the Zoo clean by placing all litter in the proper trash and recycling receptacles.

  • Do drop off your map at the main entrance so we can recycle or reuse it.

  • Do wear shirt and shoes when in the Zoo.

  • DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS. Each of our animals receives nutritionally balanced diets designed for their specific needs.

  • Don’t cross fences or railings. Zoo animals are wild animals, not pets. Their exhibits and enclosures are designed to protect you and the animals from harm.

  • Don’t bring radios, skateboards, skates, bicycles, balloons, glass, grills, rollerblades, alcohol, squirt guns, frisbees, balls, or pets into the Zoo.

  • AND PLEASE NOTE… special circumstances including construction, births, feeding and veterinary procedures may require that specific animals be removed from public viewing to ensure their best possible care. There are no refunds due to animal availability or weather.

Zoo Map

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Buffalo Zoo Map