Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester

4.0
#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. Put Seneca Park Zoo and other Rochester attractions into our Rochester vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Just a really nice zoo; the people are very helpful and eager to share their knowledge. The exhibits are well-planned. Really love watching the seals and the polar bear underwater.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I grew up going to our zoo for over 70 years and how it has grown has blown me away. I have a grandparents pass which allows me and my grandchildren up to 18 go in for free with my pass. Each time I g...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Seneca Park Zoo has always been one of those "there isn't anything else to do with the kids, let's go to the zoo" trips. It has never really been a destination, due to there being nothing to interact ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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!
  • July 5, 2017
    Excellent little zoo! We strolled leisurely through in about 3 hours. It's a great afternoon for out of towners like us!!
  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 1, 2017
    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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