Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
Expect to arrive at the Zoo by 5:15 p.m. We sit down, eat dinner, and unload the gear. The evening is filled with games, activities, an Amazing Animal Presentation, as well as a nocturnal tour of the Zoo. We close the evening with a nighttime snack. In the morning, we rise and shine and tour the zoo, getting to see what happens everyday before the Zoo even opens! We conclude at 9 a.m.
As part of your Bunk with Beasts experience, we provide your group with pizza and drinks for dinner, as well as a late-night snack. Each child will also leave the program with our special "Seneca Park Zoo Bunk with Beasts" Patch. Add on a Continental Breakfast for just $5 per person (not available for Big Nights).
We strongly encourage troops to be willing to share their Bunk with Beasts experience with another troop. We have limited space and availability, which cannot keep up with the demand for our program. You have the choice to either pair up with another troop you may know, or we can pair you with a troop with similar ages and interests. If your group is smaller than 15 children, you are required to share with another group.
Participants should bring with them a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and toiletries. It is also important to dress for the weather, as we will be outside for the tours. Most groups also bring their own breakfast, as we do not provide this; remember to bring any paper supplies you might need. Groups are also welcome to bring any additional snacks you might like.
Dates fill up quickly! Please fill out the registration form at the following link. A confirmation e-mail will be sent out with deposit instructions. If for any reason you need to cancel your date, it must be done FOUR WEEKS in advance in order for you to receive a refund on your deposit.
Please call the Education Department at (585) 336-7213 with any questions or to reserve a date for Bunk with Beasts.