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

For Whom?

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


Members = $10 per student
Non-members = $12 per student

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

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


Mighty Millipedes (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.

Millipedes can be small, but they sure are mighty!  Come to KinderZoo in November and find out how they defend themselves!

Safari Time! (3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.)

Have you ever wanted to go to Africa?  This is your chance to meet an African animal up-close without having to go all the way across the ocean.  We will learn all about African animals and the important jobs they do!


Likeable Lizards (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.)

Lizards can be very unique!  Come to KinderZoo in April to meet a lizard with some cool adaptations and hopefully you’ll leave liking lizards as much as we do!  

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

Can you imagine what it would be like to see at night or smell underground? Come to KinderZoo where we will see, hear, feel, and smell to explore the world around us.


Bright Birds (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.

Birds can be brightly colored, but they can also be very smart.  Come meet a bird at KinderZoo and find out why we call them bright!

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

Every animal grows up in their own way, including people!  We will act out the lifecycles of different animals and see how they are similar to ours or unique.

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.