Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester

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#3 of 10 in Parks in Rochester
What it lacks in physical size, Seneca Park Zoo makes up for in exhibits, activities, and special programs. Encompassing a little over 6 hectares (15 acres), the zoo houses over 90 different species including polar bears, African penguins, sea lions, sandhill cranes, snowy owls, lions, baboons, and elephants. The zoo strives to educate and entertain the public; its interactive lessons about animal and resource conservation are designed to attract visitors of all ages. Be sure to visit the area dedicated to simple ways you can help protect the animals living in your own backyard. Check the online special events calendar and sign up for lessons and activities well in advance. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Seneca Park Zoo and many more Rochester attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rochester road trip app .
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  • We visited the zoo with friends during the zoo boo. It was a lot of fun! The price to enter is reasonable and it has a lot of interesting animals. While we visited, the animals were very active. We pa...  more »
  • On a beautiful day don't hesitate to think of going to the Seneca Park Zoo, it's a very nice zoo with a lot of learning activities along the way for your children. It's not overly busy crowds are usua...  more »
  • Seneca zoo is a lovely small zoo. The animals are well cared for and the zoo is well kept. There are hills to contend with if walking is an issue or your pushing a stroller. Lots of fun free activites...  more »
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  • Everyone that works there was very nice. All questions about certain animals were answered by well informed keepers. I really appreciate Richard from security giving me a ride to the front when he noticed my friend trying to push me uphill in a wheelchair. Thank you everyone for a great experience and taking such good care of the animals.
  • Our kids know every inch of this zoo. Annual pass is a bargain! Lion exhibit is the star hands down. It has a great blend of educational opportunities, open play zones and Indoor outdoor exhibits for what ever weather central New York throws at you. Zoo brew has even hosted the occasional wedding. Our family thinks it's part of the character but you'll certainly hear comments about the grounds being a straight line that just abruptly stops as far away from parking as possible so you have to back track to go home. 2018 promises zebra and giraffe additions!
  • Excellent little zoo! We strolled leisurely through in about 3 hours. It's a great afternoon for out of towners like us!!
  • It was great,although I would love if the animals where all out and they did more. Otherwise it was a great experience and very family friendly.
  • This is a great gem for this area. I just purchased the membership so I'm excited to take my daughter now that she's getting more interested in things. I think there are plans for expansion. I hope so! I would like to see a Giraffe there.

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