Zoo Policies

Follow the Rules

Safari Niagara is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone – staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals. We ask that you respect the zoo rules and policies.

Unaccompanied Youth

All children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by a responsible adult while visiting Safari Niagara – there are no exceptions.

Photo/Video Image Use Policy

During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped or photographed. Your admission to the zoo serves as permission for use of your image by Safari Niagara. The commercial use of photographs, video and film you take during your visit is strictly prohibited without full written consent of an authorized representative for Safari Niagara.

Zoo Rules

Please be advised that Safari Niagara and Safari Niagara staff reserve the right to escort from zoo grounds any individuals or groups who are acting in ways deemed harmful to our animals or the park, or that impinge upon the enjoyment of the park by other guests.

  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • For the safety of our animals we ask that you DO NOT feed them anything, except for vended nutritional pellets (available for sale by machine only).
  • Keep fingers and hands away and out of animal enclosures or fenced areas.
  • The Gator Express makes seven designated stops. Passengers may embark and disembark at those stops only.
  • Always remain behind protective barricades.
  • Avoid knocking on glass windows or throwing things at animals to get their attention, it frightens them.
  • The use of selfie sticks to get you closer to enclosures or putting selfie sticks inside or over animal exhibits is completely prohibited.
  • Visitors are encouraged to protect exposed skin with sunscreen, insect repellent and wear a hat.
  • Do not touch or climb the metal art sculptures.
  • There are many areas of open water. DO NOT throw items or coins into any of them. Please take extra caution near any open water. Absolutely no swimming.
  • Sorry, pets are not allowed at Safari Niagara for the safety of our animals and yours.Please do NOT leave pets unattended in your vehicle. Leave them at home or with a proper caregiver.
  • Guests who rely on service animals may bring them into the park, provided that the animals remain properly leashed and have up to date vaccinations. Guests are solely responsible for the care and control of their service animal. For more information on service animals, please visit Accessibility.
  • Outside food is permitted to the park with the exception of glass containers, BBQ’s or alcoholic beverages.
  • The following items are prohibited: balloons, bicycles, tricycles, rollerblades, heelies, skateboards, drugs and alcohol, scooters and any noisemakers.
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited at Safari Niagara with the exception of designated smoking areas. Locations may be found on the park map and are indicated with signage. If you have any questions about where you can smoke, please ask a staff member.
  • No running in or around the Splash Pad.
  • Wagons are permitted to the park, however we do offer wagon rentals at an additional cost of $5 per day PLUS an additional $5 refundable deposit.
  • Wristbands will be provided and MUST be worn at all times while in the park and for re-entry.
  • Any device that can ‘propel itself’ independent from the accompanying adult is not permitted. This prevents accidents involving the child using the device, other guest, and the animals.
  • The solicitation of visitors, or the selling of any items is prohibited within the park grounds and at its entrance gates.
  • Please deposit trash in designated receptacles.

Still have questions? Read our FAQ’s.