Accessibility

We strive to make the Zoo accessible to all visitors.

Parking

Handicap spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the parking lot located closest to the Front Gate.

Handi-Cart

This service is a mode of transportation for anyone needing assistance getting back to the Front Gate once your visit has begun. It is not a tour.

This service is provided regularly from April 1 through October 31. From November 1 through March 31, there may be a slight delay due to inclement weather, ice or snow.

Visitors requiring assistance can speak with any staff member while on Zoo grounds or call 585.336.7200 for assistance.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available at our ZooShop, free of charge. Simply leave a valid photo ID behind until the wheelchair is returned to the ZooShop.

Strollers

Strollers can be rented at the ZooShop. Members receive a 10% discount.

$5 for a single stroller (plus tax)
$7 for a double stroller (plus tax)

Quiet Spaces

Contact a Zoo staff member for information about designated, out-of-the-way areas in the Zoo made available to visitors who may need to take a break with their child or member of their group.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Zoo. Guests with service animals must notify staff at the Front Gate before entering the Zoo.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal must meet the following criteria:

  • The animal is a dog or miniature horse
  • Must be fully trained to perform a certain task, which include: seizure detection, medication reminders, deaf assistance, guide dog, stability assistance, or PTSD.

To ensure the safety of the animals residing at the Zoo, service animals in training are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

Therapy or emotional support animals are not permitted on Zoo grounds per federal and state regulations.