Give the gift of Seneca Park Zoo

Memberships are an eco-friendly gift that gives all year round.

Seneca Park Zoo is a terrific year-round destination to get outdoors and connect with amazing animals! Membership benefits for your gift recipients include free admission, discounts, early access, and more. And you can feel good knowing your gift of the Zoo keeps your gift giving local while helping to conserve wildlife and wild places.

Gift memberships purchased this November and December will be active for all of 2024 and include a FREE Seneca Park Zoo Bucket Hat.

Offer valid November 1 – December 31, 2023

Remember to check “This membership is a gift” when you purchase the membership.

Other ways to donate

Direct Donation

Your zoo donation helps us protect wildlife at the Zoo and across the globe.


Commemorative Bricks

Become a permanent part of the Zoo, with a commemorative, engraved brick in honor of your donation.
You will receive a certificate with your custom inscription upon purchase. Installation is typically in the late spring or summer each year.

Honors and Memorials

Make a donation to commemorate a loved one. We will notify the family that a gift has been made by you, although we do not disclose the amount. If you prefer, you may remain anonymous.

Call 585.336.7217 to give by phone or online here:

Planned Gifts

Forever Wild Society members are visionary supporters who have made a planned gift to perpetuate the future of education and conservation programs at the Seneca Park Zoo for future generations.


Support the animals in our care through a symbolic species adoption. 

Corporate Support

The Zoo’s mission-based work and valued brand provide exciting and unique opportunities to align your organization’s goals with support of a premier resource in the community.

Donated Items

We are always looking for items for animal enrichment, operations, and grounds keeping. Your support helps us provide great experiences for guests and the animals in our care.

Zoo Gift FAQ

Please call the Member Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 585.336.7212.

Or email [email protected].

You will choose whether the membership materials sent to you or directly to your gift recipients.

On our membership webpage, select the level of membership you wish to purchase.

When asked “For whom is this Membership?” choose Gift.

You will first enter the recipient’s information and choose your Delivery Method. Enter the recipients’ complete contact information including email address so that they will receive their digital membership cards and member communications.

After you have added the membership to the cart, you will enter your personal information for billing on the following page.

Stop by the Member Entrance during regular Zoo hours. Bring the contact information for both the buyer and the recipient(s). You will be given a “Gift of the Zoo” card and the bucket hat to present while the membership card is processed.

Please call our Member Office at 585.336.7212 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

You will need to know the names and contact information for your intended recipients.

A year will be added to their current active membership. If you are unsure about your gift recipient’s membership status or level, please call the Member Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email [email protected].

New gift memberships purchased November 1 – December 31, 2023 will be valid through December 31, 2024.

No. Memberships are active immediately upon purchase.

However, all memberships purchased this holiday season will be valid for all of 2024.

The gift recipient may contact the Member Office after the membership has been issued to add a second named adult.

The second adult must be named on the membership in order to use the membership.

Delivery options include:

Email Delivery – FREE –Digital cards will be delivered within 24 hours to either you or your gift recipient, as indicated. Members may pick up their bucket hat at the Zoo Member Entrance on their next zoo visit.

Postal Mail – $5.00 – A set of cards will be printed and mailed either to you or your gift recipient. A voucher for the bucket hat will be included and may be redeemed at the Zoo Member Entrance. Estimated delivery within 7-10 days.

Holiday Gift Shipping – $8.50 – A set of cards will be printed and mailed with the bucket hat either to you or your gift recipient. Estimated delivery within 7-10 days.

*Delivery time may vary depending on USPS shipping speed. We do not hold packages to be delivered later or picked up at the Zoo.

Please note: All sales are final and membership dues are nonrefundable once purchased. If you are unsure about the status of a membership, please call the Member Office at 585.336.7212.

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.

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.