Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester

4.0
#3 of 17 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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4.4
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  • I can't say it's going to be my favorite zoo, but my family liked it. It's nothing unique and it's pretty small, but worth the money spent on it. They have a hug wooden playground for kids and decent....  more »
  • Small and family friendly. A really nice place to spend the day. Small kids and families will enjoy the experience.  more »
  • Many exhibits were closed or empty. We only enjoyed the elephants and the giraffes which we at the end. This is advertised as a zoo but it is not the case. It is described by employees it is more for....  more »
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  • The zoo is undergoing a lot of changes so I understand why there are fewer animals and exhibits right now. I wasn't fond of the huge playground by the entrance. I didn't need to pay $48 for me and my 4 grandchildren to play on a playground, when there is a free one like it in Highland Park near my home. I have been to the zoo 3 times since the Red Panda exhibit was completed. I still haven't seen it. It should be more visible. There were 4-5 animals that weren't being shown today because their exhibits were being maintained. Maybe they should only maintain one at a time so we can see more animals at the zoo. After all, isn't that why we go to the zoo? Overall, there was a lot of walking to see too few animals. On a positive note: the giraffes and zebras were nice to see. The tram at the end of the zoo that takes you to the front of the zoo was a very welcome sight after all the walking.
  • My Family and I love the Seneca Park Zoo! We hold a annual membership which is definitely a great value, especially if you live in the area. They've done some great expansion projects in recent years that have made the zoo an exciting place to visit again and again. We love buying tram tickets upon arrival, walking the length of the zoo, and then riding the tram back up front at the end of the day. The zoo is definitely a gem in Rochester!
  • This zoo has been. Totally updated. It is now a must see Rochester attraction. Fun for children and adults. The animal enclosures are great for viewing and taking pictures. Come explore a wonderfully place for a greater experience. than you ever imagined.
  • We loved the animals and all the experiences you’ll get to have. I have been a fan of giraffes for a very long time and it’s a joy to see them in the park. I definitely look forward to all the other updates to come to our local zoo. I can’t wait to enjoy the zoo with my children in the future.
  • The new playground is fantastic. The giraffe enclosure is cool too. Easy to walk around the zoo. We bring snacks and drinks and take our time looking at all the animals. We like going around closing time when it is less busy.
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