A wonderful winter visit!

Photo by Jeff Gerew

Stroll along the Zoo’s exhibit lined pathways in the crisp fresh air.  Witness how active animals like Amur tigers can be on a chilly and snowy day.  Stop in at the heated Eagle’s Landing Pavilion to enjoy delicious hot chocolate and snacks. Warm your toes while observing river otters from inside the ECO Center or watch California sea lions from the Rocky Coasts Gallery. Check out our unique gift ideas and use your 10% off member discount in our ZooShop.

We are observing winter hours and discounted winter admission rates.  Through March 31 the Front Gate will open for all members and visitors at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. — visitors may stay on Zoo grounds until 4 p.m.  Non-member families who accompany your member family will pay the discounted winter rates of only $8 for an adult, $7 for a senior and $5 for a youth.  Admission for children 2 and younger is free.

During President’s Week there are special giveaways and presentations.  As I mentioned last week, the first 100 families each day will receive a free 2011 Seneca Park Zoo calendar.  And don’t miss “Critters in the Cold” each day at 11 a.m. through February 27 — Zoo educators will be discussing the adaptations of our cold-weather animals that help them survive in frigid habitats. Watch our animals participate in training demos or eat some special treats to see how their bodies protect them in the cold.  Look for upcoming “cool” events in March as we transition from winter to spring!

Whatever the reason and whatever the season, don’t forget to take advantage of your Zoo membership today!

– Karen Panosian, Visitor Services Director

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