Deaf Culture Awareness Day at the Seneca Park Zoo

Seneca Park Zoo, together with RIT’s National Technical Institute for the
Deaf and Rochester School for the Deaf, announce Deaf Culture Awareness Day at Seneca
Park Zoo on September 17, 2022.

During Deaf Culture Awareness Day all Zoo programming will be interpreted. The event
coincides with the Zoo’s Cold Asia Snow Leopard and Red Panda weekend, with four
opportunities Saturday, September 17th for deaf and hard of hearing guests to enjoy fully
interpreted animal experiences and keeper chats. The interpreting is being provided pro bono by students from RIT/NTID’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation major.

Zoo Docents and Ambassadors will be paired with interpreters, allowing guests to fully engage with Zoo experts regarding animal species, facts, and wayfinding. ASL-interpreted storytelling featuring animal-related books will take place at the Conservation Stage. The Zoo has worked with the Rochester School for the Deaf on custom animal identification signage featuring lenticular images of RSD students signing animal names.

For more information visit: Deaf Culture Awareness Day at Seneca Park Zoo will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased online here: or at the admissions booth.

Susan L Murad
Event Snapshot
When and Where
September 17, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: Seneca Park Zoo

Open to the Public

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