Seneca Park Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect with, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places. When you visit the Zoo, you will see signs of transformation. Enjoy the new Cold Asia habitats for snow leopard and red panda and Animals of the Savanna expansion. featuring Masai giraffes, plains zebras, a white rhino, and many smaller species. Take the tram and shop in the Savanna Outpost. Enjoy the expansive Tropics Adventure Zone where the Main Building used to stand, and imagine the possibilities with the tropics complex that will be built in that space over the next several years. Your visit directly helps save animals from extinction, as you support the efforts of Seneca Park Zoo, a national leader in species survival and conservation action. Plan your visit today at senecaparkzoo.org.
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MrsBizzle11114
Coopersburg, PA15 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We were passing through Rochester to visit family on our way to Niagara Falls and decided to stop by the zoo. We really enjoyed our time there, even though it was cold and some of the animals were not visible (which we expected due to the temperature. Our daughters ages 7 & 6 had a great time seeing the red panda (who was asleep but it was still fun to spot it in its little hammock), lions, a tiger, zebras, wolves, elephants, sea lions, baboons, giraffes, and more. And they absolutely loved the playground/obstacle course just inside the front gate. Thank you for a lovely afternoon, Seneca Park Zoo!
Written April 8, 2023
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Shady S
8 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Experienced a guided tour on Sunday 2/19. It was great! Highly recommend it to anyone that wants to learn about the animals and not just look at them. Tour guide knew the animals by name and their history. I’ve been to many zoos and have never had a guided tour before. This was top notch.
Written February 20, 2023
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Karen R
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nice little zoo. Beautiful location. Animals look well cared for. Staff friendly and helpful. Understandably a lot of the shops were closed as not prime season
Written November 13, 2022
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Vincent C
Endicott, NY41 contributions
Jul 2022
We took our 5 year old grandson. Reasonable admission rate. Plenty of animals to see, had a great time.
Written September 3, 2022
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Tommie M
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Didn't go to the zoo itself, went to the park. I didn't realize there was a park there. For me it was nice and clean a nice unknown park
Written July 14, 2022
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The sensible New Yorker
Rochester, NY53 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Our family went to the zoo on a Thursday, at 12 in the afternoon.

The zoo still was still buzzing with parents and their young children as well it not overly crowded at all.
Checkin is quick, we purchased tickets online and went with our 3 1/2 year old and new born.

The seals are a must and the Giraffes, we met some of the caretakers of the giraffes and they told us interesting facts!!
Baby OMI short for Omstead who is only 7weeks old, the Dad Parker was separated he plays a little to rough right now with the baby.

Food court has been renovated:
We purchases a grilled chicken salad and a cheeseburger 2 drinks and a bag of chips.
Under $40
Burger are $16 alone
Food was very good and we had no complaints.
We also later got ice cream from one of the stands for everyone.

It was a nice experience better than our usually visit, speaking with the attendees.
Written June 20, 2022
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Matt
1 contribution
May 2022
You are better off driving to Buffalo or Syracuse to visit there Zoos. We have been members for the last five years, and every time I go, I dislike even more. The Zoo is very long, and narrow. They took out an old building 4 years ago that was at the entrance, which housed primates, tortoises, reptiles, birds. They replaced it with a log park, and they have just now started planning for it's replacement. The only thing that they have built is more places to eat, which is not the reason I take my kids to the zoo. You need to walk a half mile before you see an animal, and they probably won't be out. You never see most of the animals. They have placed an emphasis on amenities, and not animals. By the time they have the new animal buildings up, they will have lost a generation of children.
Written June 2, 2022
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LouiseUpstateNewYork
Upstate New York209 contributions
Apr 2022
Wonderful experience no matter what the weather! I was especially enchanted by the giraffes who appeared to be very curiously studying us! The wooden playground with unusual swinging and climbing sections was challenging and fun for the whole family.
Written April 21, 2022
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Arthur G
Endicott, NY748 contributions
Oct 2021
For the size of the zoo we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals out and visible. Many many of the animals could be viewed up close. The layout of the zoo is linear so the tram is a good option rather than having to backtrack through the whole park. There is plenty of shade.
Written November 18, 2021
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kwnike13
Grand Island, NY491 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a small zoo that doesn't take long to get through. There are not a ton of animals so it doesn't take long to get through. You pretty much just go in a straight line to see everything and then you can take a tram back to the entrance gate if you do not feel like walking all the way back and seeing each animal again. My son's favorite part of the zoo was taking the tram so it is worth the extra few dollars for the entire family. There is also a large play area in the very beginning of the zoo which is really fun for kids of all ages. It is definitely worth a trip and spending a couple hours.
Written August 16, 2021
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