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Holiday season at the Zoo!

As the seasons change and families prepare for the holidays, our Zoo hours, rates, member specials, programs, events and experiences are changing, too!

Gift certificateJust a reminder that November 1st through March 31st the gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. Visitors may stay on grounds until 4 p.m. Rest assured, our members will enjoy their benefit of entering the Zoo at 9:30 a.m. again next spring. However, their free admission benefit is a terrific savings all year long. Since general admission rates are discounted by $2 each in the off season, it’s a great time of year for members to bring guests. The Membership Booth will be closed during the off season so please visit the Admissions Booth daily and staff will assist you with any purchases, questions or concerns. The Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (gobble, gobble), Christmas Day (ho, ho, ho) and New Year’s Day (Happy 2014!). On the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29) as well as Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), we offer ONE free youth admission with ONE paid adult admission. Again, these BOGO specials are one more reason to bring your holiday guests here and show off your Zoo’s adorable babies!

Since the holidays are upon us and many of you may be wondering what to give, we are pleased to offer Membership Gift Certificates at a $10 off discount. They are available for purchase at the Front Gate during Zoo hours, by phone at (585) 336-7212 or online. The lucky member family can active or renew their Zoo membership by simply redeeming the certificate. Give the gift of a Zoo this holiday season — it’s the gift that provides support for your local Zoo and year-round family fun!


Photo by Kelli O’Brien

A popular activity, Book and Beast, is a member favorite. Join us at 11 a.m. each Wednesday (October through March) in the Z.O.T. Zone for a cuddly story and meet an animal from our education collection. This program is free with Zoo admission! Members shouldn’t delay registering for Breakfast with Santa. Sessions in December are filling up very quickly. Kids will enjoy a continental breakfast in a unique setting, meet with Santa and visit our fascinating creatures. And last, but not least, a cold weather day is a great time to experience a brisk walk through the Zoo; stop for hot chocolate at the Café and witness how active our animals can be as they explore the Zoo’s winter smells and sounds.

Enjoy the winter activities, programs, events and the changing seasons with your family and friends at the Seneca Park Zoo. Please pay special attention to our off season hours, rates and specials. And happy holidays!

– Natalie Lipton, Visitor Services Manager


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2013 Member T-shirts are available!

Get your 2013 member T-shirt!

Get your 2013 member T-shirt!

Many member families, especially those at the PLUS levels and above, look forward to delivery of our annual member T-shirts each year.

The 2013 version arrived just before Spring Break Week and those whose memberships includes two free member T-shirts have already begun to redeem their coupons and choose their sizes. For the Household PLUS, Grandparent PLUS, Penguin Circle and Special Friend levels, these shirts are a free benefit. However, the shirts are also available for $15 each at the Zoo’s Front Gate to any Seneca Park Zoo member, at any level. We have both adult and kid sizes.The lion logo on a natural color shirt is simply striking!

Next time you visit the Zoo, ask staff at the Front Gate how you can get a T-shirt – either by becoming a member and purchasing one or more, or by upgrading to one of the PLUS levels mentioned above to get your shirts for free.

Ask staff about our special offers and don’t wait, because the offers expire on May 31, 2013. Do it today and your family (or the recipient of your gift!) can join those who wear their membership with pride!

– Karen Panosian, Visitor Services Director

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A membership offer you can’t resist!

If you’ve been thinking of becoming a Zoo member, now is the time to join!

You can choose one of two options — Option 1 is to take $10 off your new membership; Option 2 is to get two free one-time-use guest passes. It’s all about what works for you.  Check out this Sunday’s paper, stop at the Zoo’s Front Gate, call (585) 336-7212 or visit our Web site for complete information about our levels, dues and easy steps to join.

Members can experience The Natural Place for FamilieSPZ Membership logos again and again. They can also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Express Check-In.
  • Members may enter the Zoo at 9:30 a.m. April 1 through Oct. 31; 30 minutes before non-members!
  • Discounts on classes, camps and birthday parties.
  • Members admitted free during Open Late Tuesdays (June 25through August 27)
  • ZooBoo tickets available in advance and at a discount.
  • Register for Breakfast with Santa in December.
  • 10% discount at the ZooShop every day.
  • Four coupons for 10% off at the Eagle’s Landing Café or Crater Canteen.
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 170 zoos and aquariums in North America.
  • Perks at higher levels, like two free member T-shirts, additional guests each visit and more!

Whether you choose to take $10 off or get two free one-time-use guest passes, now is the time to join the Seneca Park Zoo. Don’t wait. A special like this won’t last forever. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or special and ends May 31, 2013. For deals on renewing your membership (effective March 1, 2013) click here.

It’s irresistible. Join today!

– Lisa Buda and LaDonna Court, Membership Coordinators

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A gift of the Zoo for the holidays!

Photo by Vasiliy Baziuk

Photo by Vasiliy Baziuk

We have holiday membership gift certificates available at the Zoo’s Front Gate, online or by phone. Staff will be happy to assist you with the purchase of a Zoo membership gift certificate — the gift that provides year round fun for relatives and friends.

The process is very easy. We sell you a certificate. You present the certificate to the member family; the member family will then activate or renew their membership by redeeming the certificate by mail or at the Zoo. Membership expires one year from the date of activation. A renewed membership expires one year after the current expiration date.

We are currently offering a $10 off special, so the Household Basic level is only $65, a $75 value! To ensure delivery for the holiday, please order by phone or online by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 14. Please call the Member Office at (585) 336-7212 or click here for more information about available levels or to make your purchase. In addition, you may stop by the Front Gate during Zoo hours. This special is valid through December 31, 2012.

Don’t miss out. Order a gift of the Zoo today!

– Karen Panosian, Visitor Services Director

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