Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
Without action, many species in the world, including some residing here at the Zoo, face the real threat of becoming extinct, whether from global warming, oil spills, habitat destruction and competition with humans for food and shelter, to name a few. By hosting conservation education days throughout the year that tell some of these stories, we hope to inspire our visitors to act on their behalf and spread the word to others. All events take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free with Zoo admission.
Remaining 2014 dates:July 19: Wonders of Water. Discover all the connections the Zoo has to the region's water supplies through docent-run stations and demonstrations to explore connections to climate change and water quality globally.August 23: Snakes and Friends Day. Docent touch table stations highlight unique attributes of reptile and amphibians along with their roles in the environment. September 20: Elephant Awareness Day. Includes interactive activities for families and a raffle with proceeds supporting the International Elephant Foundation and Elephant Managers' Association.October 4: Genesee Trail Day. The Zoo's docents will share the history of the Genesee River, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Seneca Park. Our friends from Ganondagan will be there with their impressive display of Seneca Nation artifacts, too. October 13: Penguin Awareness Day. Learn all about penguins through touch table stations, a penguin feeding, family-friendly activities and a raffle.