Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester

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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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  • very pleasant surroundings , located in a very old county park . family season memberships available. very wide range of animals ....elephants down to exotic birds . seal aquarium is a popular attract...  more »
  • I’ve lived in Rochester for most of my life. I even have faint memory of the old zoo in Durand Eastman Park. This zoo has been growing over the years. They have some great exhibits like the African se...  more »
  • My husband and I visited this zoo January 20, and we were surprised at how much you could see with snow outside. We were able to see the rhino, lions, tiger, elephants, wolves, sea lions, and other an...  more »
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  • It's a pretty great zoo for such a small city. Little known fact that the zoo was first located where Durand Eastman Park is now. It sits on the gorge of the Genesee River. Plenty of parking and the zoo goes out of it's way to educate and bring people back. Rochester is lucky to have it.
  • Im not opposed to zoos, but i think the animals here need way more room, and more of their kind to socialize. This should not be like a jail for them, but as close as possible to their natural environment. Its good to try to quarantine endangered species or put them in a zoo, and to make it possible for people to see animals that we might never see in person, and not just be a for profit thing, but again this zoo needs more room.
  • Not a bad zoo, just not the nicest. Excited for all the new animals and exhibits coming in 2018 and beyond.
  • This was an alright zoo I enjoyed my time with friends, it's a little dated but still great to come see the animals!!
  • We went on a Sunday morning when not a lot of people were there. We had tons of fun with the baby sea lions.
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