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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
January 1 - December 31 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours & Early Closings

  • Thanksgiving: Closed
  • Christmas Eve - December 24: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Christmas: Closed
  • New Years Eve: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • BuffaLoveFest: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Catillion: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wines in the Wild: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Parking

A token must be purchased at the main entrance to exit the parking lot. The automated gates will ONLY accept tokens.

Cars: $5.00
Buses and campers not permitted in parking Lot
Parking is Free - Nov 1 to Feb 28.

Zoofari Shuttle

In July and August, the Buffalo Zoo offers transportation services from hotels in Downtown Buffalo to the Zoo via the Zoofari Shuttle Sponsored by MASH Urgent Care. Pick-up and drop-off schedule coming soon.

Schedule

Check out our Daily Schedule for today 03/28/2017

Buffalo Zoo Daily Schedule

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

Information Coming Soon

Zoofari Shuttle

In July and August, the Buffalo Zoo offers transportation services from hotels in Downtown Buffalo to the Zoo via the Zoofari Shuttle Sponsored by MASH Urgent Care. Pick-up and drop-off schedule coming soon.

Rates

Enjoy Buffalo’s best entertainment value!

General Admission Rates

Ticket Age Price Purchase
Regular 13 - 64 $12.00 Buy Now
Seniors 65 + $10.00 Buy Now
Children 2 - 12 $9.00 Buy Now
Children Under 2 Free Buy Now
Members ( All Ages ) Free Buy Now


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

Group Rates

For groups of 10 or more, approximate 15% discount.
(School groups, home school, scout groups, church groups, preschools, or any disabled adult or senior groups)

Ticket Age Price Pre-sale Purchase
Regular 13 - 64 $10.50 $9.00 Buy Now
Seniors 65 + $8.50 $7.50 Buy Now
Children 2 - 12 $8.00 $7.00 Buy Now
Children Under 2 FREE FREE Buy Now
Members ( All Ages ) FREE FREE Buy Now


*All teachers and chaperones must pay admission.

Presale Rate Requirements

(received 3 weeks prior)

  • Orders and payment must be received 3 weeks in advance to allow for processing and return postal delivery.
  • No additions to order after the 3 week deadline. Those who have not made pre-sale arrangements will be charged full rate before entering zoo at main gate.
  • No refunds on discount admissions.
  • Members must have a copy of membership card and list of people attending from that family included with order form.
  • One chaperone per every 10 students is required.
  • Badges must be worn by everyone before entering Zoo.
  • We do not invoice with pre-sale rate. Pre-sale admission form can be used as an invoice.

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.

Helpful Tips

  • Avoid heavy traffic days of May 15 – June 30.
  • Early spring and fall are cooler and less traffic.
  • Winter has numerous opportunities to view our animals in a snowy environment and also view our fabulous plants and animals in their warm indoor exhibits.
  • Enjoy your time at the Buffalo Zoo!

Concessions

Enjoy our delicious and healthy concessions at the Zoo!

Speciality Items

*Combo meals come with fries and a drink

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Combo

Beverages

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Snacks

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Kids Meals

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Zootique

From stuffed animals to souvenirs!

The Zootique offers a variety of gift selections for all occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, birth of a new baby – celebrate these events and others with a souvenir such as: artwork, mugs, clothing, books, and plush animals. A great variety of gifts – film, shirts, sweatshirts, and hats are available. Stroller rentals are available in a single capacity for $5.00/day or double capacity for $7.00/day with a valid driver’s license.

Located in the newly remodeled Front Entry Plaza, the Zootique Gift Shop is open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day the Zoo is open.

Hours

Open Today 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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