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

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 covers the class fee but not entry into the Zoo.


10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. on select days September through May

For Whom?

Classes Available for Ages 18 months – 2 and 3-5


Members = $12 per student
Non-members = $14 per student

* Please note, admission tickets/membership also required to enter the Zoo

Registration closes at 4 p.m. the day before the class starts (no same day registration) but may fill much earlier! KinderZoo registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. For more information, see our Education Program FAQs.


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!


Amazing Armadillo (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.)

Armadillos are some of the most interesting animals around. Come to KinderZoo in April and find out why we call them amazing!

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

At KinderZoo in April, we will practice our ABCs with a little help from our animal friends and make a craft to help us remember them!


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

At KinderZoo, we love all animals! Come feel some different animal coverings and meet an animal with a unique covering of his own!

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you! Contact the Education Department at 585.336.7213 or [email protected] 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.