At Seneca Park Zoo, we offer a range of children’s programs, classes, & experiences to allow children from Rochester & beyond to follow their sense of wonder and cultivate a love for all things wild. Children’s programs at the zoo allow your little one to explore the magical world of nature, directly from animal education experts
Discovery ZooClass is an opportunity for kids to learn about animals through the wonders of the Zoo! Every month has a new theme to keep kids coming back to the Zoo for more fun and animal knowledge. These monthly classes will include Zoo tours, activities, games, and an ambassador animal visitor in the classroom.
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!
To 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 page.
ZooCamp at Seneca Park Zoo immerses kids in wildlife, the environment, and the need to protect and care for both, all in a unique setting: the Zoo! Campers explore nature and animals, create projects, share ideas, and make new friends.
Our Frequently Asked Questions is a great resource. Information about all of our policies, including our cancellation policy, can be found there.
Please note: there must be a minimum of 5 campers to hold a ZooCamp.
Homeschool Zoo Class is a four-session series of classes designed for homeschool families and based on our most popular thematic programs. Projects worked on throughout the four sessions encourage both individual and group learning, while providing students with the opportunity to take an extended and interdisciplinary look at the wonders of the Zoo!
We are so excited to be able to bring back animal feedings, enrichments, keeper chats, conservation talks, and more so that you can better plan a truly memorable Zoo experience. We do love the unpredictable nature of never knowing what you might see at the Zoo, but we know it can also be a bummer to miss seeing your favorite animal. Check out the schedule below to see some of what we have in store for you to plan on Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day and reserve your tickets ahead of time here:
The Zoo is dedicated to working with teachers, parents, caregivers, and students to enhance their educational experience. Access our collection of Zoo Projects you can do at home, Exploration Field Guides, and more.