We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United...
Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 333 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Wonderful

Had a great day even thought it rained. .there was lots to see. ..baby gorilla was awesome and love the rain forest...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mickki64
,
Cayuga, New York
Add Photo

333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cayuga, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great day even thought it rained. .there was lots to see. ..baby gorilla was awesome and love the rain forest...

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took a group of PK children for their first time to the zoo. What fun! It was easy to get around,very well organized,good restroom facilities,and great picnic area. It was a perfect day for all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boiling Springs, South Carolina, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The zoo is not huge but really has a good variety of animals given the size. It seemed sad that the animals sometimes didn't have partners but the zoo is accredited so it must be ok.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Saw alot of animals up close. The habitats are kinda small so you can see the animals really well. Great for people but probably might suck for the animals. Nice way to spend a morning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nesconset, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a delightful zoo which was very clean and fun. We almost missed several exhibits due to the construction of the new areas that they are adding on, which will be exciting. There is a carousel face painting, a train ride. Great fun for the kids and adults alike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brantford, Canada
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the oldest zoos in America and one of the last traditional cage and pen enclosures, we had a great time wondering around this facility. The place itself is pretty small in overall size so you have plenty of time to spend at each exhibit with no fear of not seeing all that there is too offer. The animals... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I grew up when it was in its glory days so i don't like what it is now just because i remember the old days

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Took my husband and little brother to the Buffalo zoo- we are about an hour and 15 mins away. Had lunch- not the healthiest of choices. They have all fast food- pizza, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, pretzels, popcorn ect. They have great soft serve ice cream. There are a lots of places to go in and cool off. The rain... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After visiting the zoo, we felt it really catered more towards really young children and not to teens/adults. It's a much smaller zoo than we are used to and ended up feeling a bit sad for the animals and the environments they're forced to live in. The zoos we usually visit have much better accommodations for the animals. However, we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Donna Fernandes, President of The Buffalo Zoo, has done an amazing job transforming the zoo into an "animal friendly space". From the sea otters to the Rainforest to the summer Zoo Camps for aspiring zookeepers, the park has been completely transformed from what it was 20 years ago. It is a small zoo, but nonetheless....spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Buffalo Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Buffalo Zoo

Address: Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone Number: (716) 837-3900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Buffalo Zoo and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Buffalo Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?