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Seneca Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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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 1 week ago
A8017XHjohnp
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Penfield, New York
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Cool Zoo

Hadn’t been to this zoo in years, but was pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
161edl
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Charleston, South Carolina
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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 yesterday 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
Thank Williams58500
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 A8017XHjohnp
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I lime to visit zoos and do so whenever one is available. Rochester Zoo is small and easy to get around. Perfect for a young child’s first visit or for mom to get exercise while pushing a stroller. I wish there was something extraordinary to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best in upstate NY. Very clean and friendly. It’s a family oriented place. Great variety of animals and birds. Free parking. There is a lot of refreshment stand either reasonable prices.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Logan099
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and are glad to know you enjoy your time spent at Seneca Park Zoo. We may be a smaller Zoo, but we have so much to offer! We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I've been to bigger zoos. but Seneca zoo remains one of my favorites. it's clean and not too big which makes it perfect as a controlled environment for young energetic kids to play safely and have some education about animals by the friendly staff of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amirmah
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks so much for your review! Seneca Park Zoo is a great place to spend a day no matter how old you are, and we're happy to hear you and your kids enjoy your time at the Zoo when you visit.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

So happy to have seen the new zoo. Still updating the old brick building, can't wait to see the rest of the changes that are coming. Great family fun.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jnorthrup57
SenecaParkZoo, Communications Coordinator at Seneca Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your support! The new Animals of the Savanna expansion and Cold Asia habitats have been a wonderful addition to the Zoo, introducing guests to wildlife they can't encounter anywhere else in the region! Also, demolition of the antiquated Main...More

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BellaItalia0088
21 June 2018|
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Response from F9330YVandreaw | Reviewed this property |
No fee for parking. If you plan on going on the weekends, I recommend getting there at opening time or before as the parking lots fill up fast.
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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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