Group Visits

The Zoo is the perfect place for your group visit.

We offer discounted pricing for groups of 10 or more individuals who are 3 years of age and older.

Groups must submit their reservation request at least three (3) weeks in advance at the link below.

The Zoo is the perfect place for a fun and educational field trip. For more information and school admission rates learn more here:

Group Visit Discounts

April 1 through October 31

November 1 through March 31

Seneca Park Zoo members coming do not count toward the 10 or more in your Group. In this case, they are free because they are members.

Any group of 10 or more individuals who are 3 years of age and older who wish to receive the Group Rate must submit a reservation request at least three (3) weeks in advance of your visit.

The Group Discount does not apply to Zoo special event fees or to Zoo programs for which a ticket or fee is required.

 

Groups that come to the Front Gate without confirmed reservation must pay Regular Admission Rates for everyone in their party.

The Zoo offers additional programs to enhance your visit to the Zoo. Learn more about taking an Expedition or enjoying an Animal Presentation:

Animal Presentations & Expeditions

Animal Presentations

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 an ambassador animal.

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

COST

$110 for first program; $95 for each additional program; programs are limited to 20 people in total. This fee is in addition to your School or Group Rate Admission.

 

Expeditions

Think field study and fun! A professional Zoo Educator will lead your students through a thematic, interactive experience! Expeditions take place in and around the Zoo and bring learning alive.

All of our programs meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.

COST

First 15 participants: $75; each additional 15 participants: $55. This fee is in addition to your School or Group Rate Admission.

 

Helpful Information for your Group Visit

Tips for a Great Group Visit

Book Early: You must reserve your visit at least three weeks in advance.

Bring Help: Be sure to have at least one chaperone for every five students.

Stop at the ZooShop: Souvenirs help you remember your trip and support the Zoo’s mission.

Try our different Food Stands: Let us take care of lunch while you’re at the Zoo.

Have fun and always respect the animals!

Before you arrive:

Wait for confirmation from Seneca Park Zoo before booking your buses.

Book your buses and share our parking information with your busing staff. Travel with classes from your school whenever you can: share a bus. Save travel costs, pollute less, and have an easier time when you arrive at the Zoo.

When you arrive:

Wait with your group on the bus and wait for unloading instructions from Zoo staff.

Unload with your group and wait in your assigned waiting area.

Collect payment from your chaperones and have all payments ready.

An admissions team member will meet you in your waiting area to collect payment.

Place your lunches in the bin labeled with your group’s name.

If you have an Expedition or Animal Presentation booked, please wait in your assigned waiting area for an Education staff member to meet you and give you further instructions.

First Aid and Lost and Found are located at the Zoo office at the front of the Zoo.

If you get separated from a child in your group, please stop any Zoo staff member and they will assist you.

When you leave the Zoo:

Gather your group at the front of the Zoo. A Visitor Services Representative will call your bus.