KinderZoo is a program for preschoolers to play, discover & learn in a fun, interactive way. Sign up today!

KinderZoo is a program for preschoolers and their grown-ups to play, discover, and learn in a fun, interactive way.  Join us as we explore different animals and habitats, using games, BioFacts, and engaging, age-appropriate activities. Each class will also include the opportunity to meet an ambassador animal up-close and learn all about them!

Sign up for KinderZoo

Click on the appropriate time slot under your preferred date below. Please note that only kids need to be registered for KinderZoo, one adult attends with each child registered.

Registration will close at 4 p.m. the day before the class starts (no same day registration) but may fill much earlier! Please note: there must be a minimum of 5 students to hold a KinderZoo class. For more information, including our cancellation policy, see our KinderZoo FAQ


Special Spiders (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.

Let’s get together and meet a very special spider! We will make a spider craft and find out why spiders are so important. 

8 is great! (3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.)

Counting is more fun with animal friends!  Come count with us and meet an animal with eight legs! 


Terrific Turtles (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.)

Some turtles live right in our own backyard.  Come learn about what makes them so cool!

Animal Shapes (3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.)

Shapes are everywhere in nature.  Come to KinderZoo in December and see how many different shapes we can find on our animal friends! 

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you! Contact the Education Department at 585.336.7213 or with any questions or comments.

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

November 1 through March 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.