Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New! Ferocious Fridays AND Free Movies in Delaware Park!

BUFFALO, NY— This summer, you and your family can explore the Buffalo Zoo on Friday evenings in July and August…and then take in a free movie at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park!

Ferocious Fridays

Have you ever wondered what the animals at the Buffalo Zoo do during the evening hours? From July 1 through August 26, the Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours on Friday nights as part of Ferocious Fridays, sponsored by First Niagara. Choose to spend a beautiful summer evening with us, and explore Zoo grounds until 8:30 p.m.!

On select dates, visitors can also participate in themed programming. Upcoming celebrations include Wizard Night and a fun PJ Party.

On Friday nights during which themed programming is not scheduled, different areas of the Zoo will be highlighted. Please see below for the schedule.

For more information about Ferocious Fridays, please call (716) 837-3900 or visit

The schedule for the Zoo’s themed programming is as follows:

PJ Party Night (August 12)

  • $1 off admission for each visitor who comes dressed in pajamas!
  • Learn more about the Buffalo Zoo’s nocturnal animals
  • Activities & games for the kids
  • Kids: Bring your favorite teddy bear for a check-up!

Wizard Night (August 26)

  • $1 off admission for each visitor who comes dressed as a wizard!
  • Learn more about the endangered species in our Vanishing Animals exhibit and how we can help save them.
  • Activities and games for kids
  • Magicians throughout the Zoo

On Friday nights during which themed programming is not offered, formal programs will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. to highlight various areas of the Buffalo Zoo. The schedule is as follows:

July 22 Sea Lions

July 29 M&T Bank Rainforest Falls

August 5 Sea Lions

August 19 Keeper Talks:

Chameleon (6:30 p.m. only) and Serval

2011 Movies on the Meadow

In conjunction with Ferocious Fridays, the Parkside Community Association (PCA) will also be presenting Movies on the Meadow. Outdoor movies will be shown next to the Zoo by the Parkside Lodge. The movies will be thematically tied to the Zoo’s programming and will take place on August 12, 19 and 26 at sundown. For more details, please visit the PCA website at

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