Animal Presentations

When can I schedule an Animal Presentation?

You can book an Animal Presentation for any time of the year! Animal Presentations will take up 45 minutes of your Zoo visit.

What is the cost?

$100 for up to 30 people; $85 for each additional group of 30. This fee is in addition to your School or Group Rate Admission.

What is an Animal Presentation?

These interactive learning experiences make a terrific addition to your Zoo Visit! Animal presentations allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with program animals that are not usually visible to the public.

Each experience lasts about 45 minutes and includes three or four live animals, interactive activities and animal-related artifacts.

You must book a School Field Trip or Group Visit to reserve an Animal Presentation.

Preschool

Animal Senses

Animals and people both have senses that help them survive. Preschoolers will get in touch with their senses as they explore how animals see, touch, smell, and hear the world around them.

Animal Opposites

Get to know some animals and meet their opposites. Preschoolers will compare animals and see how different traits help animals survive.

Animal Coverings

See and feel some of the different coverings that species need to survive. From birds, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, and small mammals, the various coverings will be explored through animals and Biofacts in a fun, hands-on program.

Animal Movements

Get an up-close, personal look at how animals move. Preschoolers will hop, slither and crawl just like the animals that they meet.

Grades K-2

Our Local Habitats

You don’t have to look far to find amazing wildlife. Right in our own backyard, there is a complex ecosystem to explore. Through the Zoo’s One Cubic Foot initiative, Zoo staff will take your class on a journey through the Genesee Watershed to explore some of this area’s diverse wildlife. Watersheds, riparian habitats, lakes, and food webs will be discussed.

Cycles of Life

In this program, we will investigate the life cycles of several different types of animals.

Have to Have a Habitat

Discover what different animals need for survival in their habits.

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.

Grades 3-5

Going, Going, Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between our local waterways and the animals that live there. Meet animals that represent local species and participate in hands-on local aquatic macroinvertebrate water sample sorting. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve our river.

*This program is also offered without macroinvertebrate sample sorting. Two more animals will be presented in place of sorting if you choose this option.

Grades 6-8

Going, Going, Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Zoo Careers

Explore the variety of careers available in the zoo world.

The Training Game

Discover how and why we train the animals at Seneca Park Zoo.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between our local waterways and the animals that live there. Meet animals that represent local species and participate in hands-on local aquatic macroinvertebrate water sample sorting. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve our river.

*This program is also offered without macroinvertebrate sample sorting. Two more animals will be presented in place of sorting if you choose this option.

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.

Grades 9-12

Why Zoos Exist

Learn the story of Seneca Park Zoo, the Zoo Society, and how we collectively save species from extinction. Learn about forest saving projects in Borneo and Madagascar, sturgeon and otter reintroductions in our own backyard, and penguin-saving science. Walk away knowing that your visit to the Zoo helps save ecosystems across the world.

Zoo Careers

Explore the variety of careers available in the zoo world.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between our local waterways and the animals that live there. Meet animals that represent local species and participate in hands-on local aquatic macroinvertebrate water sample sorting. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve our river.

*This program is also offered without macroinvertebrate sample sorting. Two more animals will be presented in place of sorting if you choose this option.

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.

Adults & Mixed Age Groups

Why Zoos Exist

Learn the story of Seneca Park Zoo, the Zoo Society, and how we collectively save species from extinction. Learn about forest saving projects in Borneo and Madagascar, sturgeon and otter reintroductions in our own backyard, and penguin-saving science. Walk away knowing that your visit to the Zoo helps save ecosystems across the world.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between our local waterways and the animals that live there. Meet animals that represent local species and participate in hands-on local aquatic macroinvertebrate water sample sorting. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve our river.

*This program is also offered without macroinvertebrate sample sorting. Two more animals will be presented in place of sorting if you choose this option.

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way.