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. 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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  • Zoo is very clean and unique. Great park like setting. Great play area for kids with a stream to splash in a play ground. Good exhibits. Interactive. Worth a trip.  more »
  • Seriously love this zoo and the way it is designed. They have great attractions and special events throughout the year also. However my favorite event is the jungle jog 5k. I no longer live in Rochest...  more »
  • Wide range of animals in natural environments. Would recommend a visit duriing nice weather since many of the animals are outside. Small outside snack bar. Free parking. Bring your camera. Should be a...  more »
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  • Great place to go with kids and family.. Would really in joy if there was more food options other then that it was a great time. Would recommend checking it out!
  • An amazing zoo that is fun for all ages. The expansions that have taken place in recent years put the Seneca Park Zoo on a par with may larger city zoos. And it continues to grow and get updates. The zoo is long, sloped and narrow so bring a stroller for kids as you need to walk uphill on the way out. Great staff! We go back frequently.
  • Great place to go on a weekend...when its warm. The animals all appear to be well taken care of, the staff are nice and helpful, and the prices are fair.
  • Pretty cheap ticket prices. We went after the renovations so everything looked very nice. Many of the animals don't appear to have a lot of room to roam which kind of bothered me. They literally had four elephants in one enclosure that I don't believe was a suitable size for just one of them. I know that's pretty standard at most zoos but that's just my opinion. Other than that, everything was good - the snacks were tasty and the gift shop had a few interesting products.
  • I've always loved this zoo even as a child. Went the other day with my niece and it was very quiet. Not many people were there because it was chilly but it was lovely just to walk around, I wish they would update some more of the older enclosures.

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