Handicap spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the parking lot located closest to the Zoo entrance

Special Needs Guests

We welcome one free caregiver for individuals who need additional support or assistance in order to enjoy the Zoo.

Members: Guests should notify the staff at the time of check in that they are with a caregiver.

Non-members: The individual should purchase a General Admission Ticket online. Caregivers do not need to reserve tickets in advance. At the time of check-in, the guest must let the Admissions staff know that they are with a caregiver in order for the caregiver to be admitted free of charge.


This service is a mode of transportation for anyone needing assistance getting back to the Zoo entrance 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 are available at our ZooShop, free of charge. Limited availability on a first come, first served basis. No reservations. 

ECV (motorized wheelchair) are also available for a rental fee of $25 +tax. No discounts apply. Must leave photo ID with ZooShop attendant until ECV is returned. They are on a first come first serve basis. We do not offer reservations for them. They are not available during ZooBrew due to the nature of the event. They are not allowed on the ZooTram. Limited availability. Not available for after hours events. Unavailable November 1 through March 31 due to inclement weather. 


Strollers can be rented at the ZooShop. No discounts apply.

$7 for a single stroller (plus tax)

$9 for a double stroller (plus tax)

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Zoo. Guests with service animals must notify staff at check-in 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 or training to perform a certain task, which include: seizure detection, medication reminders, deaf assistance, guide dog, stability assistance, or PTSD.

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

Guests with Sensory Needs

We are proud to be certified Sensory InclusiveTM by KultureCity.

You will find quiet areas and headphone zones throughout the Zoo campus.

Guests who would like to take a sensory bag on loan for their visit can do so at the ZooShop. The sensory bag includes noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools and more.

Additionally, a social story about a visit to the Zoo can be downloaded here.

Learn more by downloading the KultureCity app.

Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

April 1 through October 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.