Learn with the Zoo!

The Seneca Park Zoo Society is your guide to finding connections with animals and the environment.

Learn with the Zoo!

The Education Department of the Seneca Park Zoo Society is your guide to finding connections with animals and the environment.

Whether you’re a preschooler just starting your exploration of the natural world or a senior looking for deep new adventures, the Zoo’s very broad range of hands-on and minds-on programs provide engaging and educational experiences with live animals.

All programs are designed to help you develop the motivation and skills to act as stewards of the environment and become aware of conservation issues through explorations of animal behaviors, biological systems, species diversity and inter-connectedness. Animals are handled by trained staff to be comfortable around children and programs for school students reflect New York State Learning Standards and grade-level curriculum.

And just like migrating animals, Society Education programs move. We can bring programs to your classroom, festival, community center, or any other place that people gather to have fun learning about animals, the environment and our connections to them.

Photo by Marie Kraus

Outreach Programs

Be a part of our Outreach Programs to advance the Zoo’s mission throughout the community.


Fun, interactive classes include nature-play learning activities that are inspired by our animals and the environments they live in.

Book & Beast

Bring your little ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March (with some exceptions during holidays and school breaks), free with Zoo admission.

Scout Programs

Bring your troop to the Zoo to learn about the animals they love, earn a badge or complete a fun project.

School + Group Visits

Enhance your Group Visit with guided tours, activities and learning objectives.


Keep up the learning and fun while school is out!

Teacher Resources

The Zoo is dedicated to working with teachers and students to enhance their educational experience.