The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, announces its holiday/winter schedule and new admission fees for 2011.
Holidays hours are: Christmas Day, closed; New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, admission gates close at 2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, New Year's Day, the Buffalo Zoo will be open its regular schedule, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the months of January and February, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5, admission fees will increase for the first time since 2008.
New admission fees are as follows: regular admission (ages 15-62), $10; youth (ages 2-14), $7; seniors (ages 63+), $8; full-time student (up to age 22) with valid student ID, $8; and children under 24 months, free.
In addition, parking fees for cars will increase to $3.50. A portion of the parking lot proceeds support worldwide conservation projects.
As always, Buffalo Zoo members receive free admission.
For more information about admission rates, call 837-3900. Visitor information is also available atwww.buffalozoo.org.