The mission of the Erie Zoo is to nurture an appreciation of the world and provide the community with meaningful educational and recreational experiences that foster a greater sense of awareness, stewardship and conservation of animals and plants. The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours! A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in our collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park. The Zoo is open seasonally from March 1st through November 30th with hours from 10am-5pm daily. Please visit www.eriezoo.org for up to date hours, pricing, visiting procedures, and more!