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Seneca Park Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Scenic stroll

Winter is a great time to visit the zoo and enjoy a scenic stroll along the winding outdoor paths... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Freespirit134
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Rochester, New York
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Worth the trip & price

The zoo is a good spot to go to with family. Its priced reasonably and very kid friendly. It was... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
JohnPolidori
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Penfield, New York
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Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places. It is also an institution that leads conservation efforts locally, regionally and internationally. African lions, olive baboons and African elephants...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621-1097
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The zoo is making new improvements and additions. The staff is nice and is more than willing to answer your questions. We have had the best luck seeing the animals when it is raining out or even in the winter. We went last month and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to my 2nd Zoo Brew at the Seneca Park Zoo. What a great way to raise money for the animals! Summers are much warmer, but.. it does bring a lot of people to the Zoo and can get a bit crowded, if you find...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmyF1965
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for supporting elephant conservation by attending ZooBrew, and for recommending the event to others! This summer, ZooBrew guests will finally get to enjoy the new Animals of the Savanna expansion as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Winter is a great time to visit the zoo and enjoy a scenic stroll along the winding outdoor paths. The indoor viewing area by the polar bear and sea lions' pool is a good place to warm up before continuing on to the elephants, and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Freespirit134
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your support and are glad to hear you've enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Zoo. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Annual pass holder, great easily accessible to take the kiddos for an hour or more and if they’ve had enough I don’t feel guilty leaving. Kids adore seeing the animals and learning about them and enjoying all the expansions happening. You can tell the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kristen S
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your support as a Zoo member. We are thrilled to hear you enjoy your time at the Zoo. With each visit, there's always something new to see, learn, and discover!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cant leave Rochester till u stop by the zoo. Nonething real special if u been to one zoo you been to them all.

Date of experience: December 2018
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SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Rating is based on the fact that the new areas were very nice and the venue has tons of potential. But there is so much construction going on and so many animals missing that it put quite a damper on the place. Especially at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, David, for your review. We made every effort to align the demolition of the Main Building with the opening of the Animals of the Savanna expansion to offer new experiences while some habitats went away. Currently, construction is limited to the footprint once...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The zoo is a good spot to go to with family. Its priced reasonably and very kid friendly. It was under construction for expansion when we were there, but it didn’t hinder the experience. For anyone who has been to a larger city zoo, this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JohnPolidori
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Seneca Park Zoo. We are glad to hear you had a nice experience. While the Main Building has been demolished, the new Animals of the Savanna expansion is open and features many new species,...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to this zoo in years, but was pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals and the care apparent to see to their health. Lions, tigers, a cheetah, baboons, elephants, polar bears, and many smaller mammals and birds. A nice way to spend a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 161edl
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at the Zoo. We're thrilled to hear you had a nice time! In 2018, we welcomed many new species including giraffes, zebras, and red pandas with the opening of the Animals...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

We lived across the street for nine years. I can not tell you all the memories my wife and I share having spent countless hours there with our 2 boys.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cfm32659
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your support over the years and if you haven't already, we hope you will visit us soon to enjoy the new species and habitats we added in 2018.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Why do we become members? Large family is the financial benefit, but more so as they have worked to improve the experience. And for me, there are giraffes. That is more than enough for me. Go, it is a half day at the most with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mdonohoe22
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for your support of Seneca Park Zoo as members. The last year was an exciting one with the addition of new experiences, animals, and habitats, and we can't wait for all the changes still to come! The giraffes have been a great addition...More

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BellaItalia0088
21 June 2018|
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Response from ChristinaM332 | Reviewed this property |
Free parking.
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Chloe L
3 December 2017|
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Response from diner17618 | Reviewed this property |
I remember there were a lot of indoor facilities. Though we've never been there in Winter, I can imagine it would be a nice trip in the winter to see the indoor displays and animals.
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Pinneapple
5 July 2017|
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Response from SenecaParkZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo only allows service animals on grounds.
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