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 = $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


Tough Tortoise (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.)

Tortoises have to be tough to survive. This month at KinderZoo, we will meet a tortoise and find out what makes her so cool!

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

Animals find shelter in many different ways, from camouflage to building their own homes. Come to KinderZoo and meet an animal who carries hers around with her all the time!


Super Snakes (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.

Snakes can smell with their tongues! Come to KinderZoo in October to meet a snake and find out what else makes snakes so super.

Zoo-per Heroes (3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.)

Every animal is a super hero with their own special abilities! Feel free to wear your own super hero costume to this class as we learn about the many adaptations that make our animals special.


Marvelous Mammals  (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.)

Come meet a marvelous mammal at KinderZoo! We will learn about all the things that make mammals special.

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

Let’s hop, slither, and crawl together! These are just a few ways that we will move like an animal during KinderZoo this month.


Beneficial Bugs (18 months – 2 years, 10:15 a.m.

Bugs have one of the most important jobs around and are often overlooked. Come to KinderZoo and find out why they are so nice to have around!

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

At KinderZoo, we love bugs! Join us for a class and maybe you’ll leave loving bugs too!

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.