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Seneca Park Zoo

#7 of 143 things to do in Rochester Features Animals
2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621-1097
+1 585-336-7213
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Had a great time at this small zoo

While the zoo was smaller than others we have visited, we enjoyed seeing the animals and some of... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Bill M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Zoo may be in financial trouble

Second time here, and disappointed this time. Positives: Clean, and family friendly, elephant and... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Amber L
via mobile
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  • Poor3%
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“polar bears” (32 reviews)
“sea lions” (24 reviews)
“lion exhibit” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
2222 Saint Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621-1097
+1 585-336-7213
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

While the zoo was smaller than others we have visited, we enjoyed seeing the animals and some of the exhibits were very nicely done.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Second time here, and disappointed this time. Positives: Clean, and family friendly, elephant and lion exhibit were nice. Negatives: Many exhibits (otter, polar bear, rhino, tiger, sea lion, etc) had only one animal (the polar bear is 28 years old and lazy. Only saw it...More

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

May not be one of the biggest zoos around, though it is well worth the admissions price. Wonderful day spent sterling hand in hand with my boyfriend enjoying the beautiful weather, the frisky animals, the excitement of young children visiting with their parents...absolutely amazing!

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Kids of all ages enjoy the zoo. I have been going here for the past 14 years, and I will most likely go for another 14 or more. Always fun to see the animals and their young.

Thank uphampam
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Strong believer in conservation but sadly this zoo left us disappointed - the pens way too small and some of the animals showing signs of restricted patterns

Thank Tc C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The kids do love going here but I feel sad for some of the animals. Especially the Orangutans. They need a much bigger space than they have. They always looks so sad. I hope they will do some renovations soon.

Thank Carms0808
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We've been going to Seneca Park Zoo since my children were small and now they are taking my grandchildren to the Seneca Park Zoo.

Thank J.D. S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I'm am not normally a big fan of zoos. They stink and let's face it animals attract flies and they are animals they urinate and excrete waste which smells. I am pleased to say that the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY is an exception...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

When originally researching our next zoological/biological facility to visit in NYS, The Seneca Zoo came up. I had been putting it off for some time now. The combination of a paltry 15.5 acre park and it's lack of species that jump off a page screaming:...More

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went on a perfect day...Late fall, weather was partly sunny, on a weekday. It was great to see the Lions so close and to learn so much about the wild life. I learn something new every time I go there.

Thank klly2013
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Is there a lot of indoor stuff to do for two hours or so if it's too cold out to do the outdoor exhibits? Thanks
6 March 2017|
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Response from SenecaParkZoo | Property representative |
There are several indoor areas of the Zoo to explore! The Main Building, which houses the Aviary and primates in addition to a variety of amphibians and South American species, is the first one as you make your way through... More
how much is the entrance fee and how much to park?
28 July 2016|
Response from Rebecca T | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. This time, it is $12 for an adult, and was $9 for my daughter who is 5. They have a website where they list the pricing and the dates. It's open year round.
How long does it take to go through entire zoo?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Chen D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it depends on interest (and weather), eg longer stay at seal / polar bear underground observatory on a hot day or Safari bus observation deck on a cool day. Half day is a good length, even if you don't see everything... More