July 4th fun at the Zoo awaits you!

Photo by Marie Kraus

Photo by Marie Kraus

Looking for something fun do with friends and family on July 4th? The Zoo will be open on the holiday day during regular summer hours. The Gate opens exclusively for our members at 9:30 a.m. and then open for all visitors at 10 a.m. Kids will enjoy our “baby boom” — throughout your visit, see three goat kids, a tiny golden lion tamarin, a baby orangutan and a sea lion pup. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily, our frisky lion cubs are given access to the Lion Exhibit. We want to remind our local active military families that on Independence Day and every day we offer a $2 off discount on each admission for an active soldier and their immediate family, with military ID. It is our way of honoring the commitment of these dedicated Americans. This is also a great option for our current members to bring service members as their guests at a discount.

If you or your guests decide after a Zoo visit to become part of our member family, the cost of admissions can be deducted from the cost of dues for a new membership. Just stop at the Front Gate or call the Member Office at (585) 336-7212 within three days of your visit to take advantage of this offer. We will be happy to help make that transaction and find the level that best suits your family’s needs. There are additional discounts based on where people are employed/retired from and we have extended the “13 months for the price of 12 months” offer for new members through July 31st.

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As part of the Data Team, I will make sure a new record is created quickly in our database and the Member Office team will ensure that new member cards are mailed within 7 to 10 days. As our more than 17,000 member families can testify, Zoo membership provides great benefits and helps create lasting memories all year long.

Please come celebrate anytime during the July 4th holiday weekend at the Seneca Park Zoo. There is truly a “baby boom” of animals and fun at The Natural Place for Families!

– Cassey Dickey, Data Coordinator