Seneca Park Zoo

★★★★☆
  • 2222 Saint Paul St

    Rochester, NY 14621

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  • 585-336-7200

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This zoo is great. Don't listen to the people that rated this a one star zoo. I'll admit that the food is pricey, but its the same at almost every other zoo. The keepers work very closely with the animals by giving them lots of enrichment and in the summer they have training demos with animals like otters, sea lions, elephants, wolves, and rhinos. There is also a fun stage show with smaller animals. The zoo is constantly expanding. Also the smoking section is located on a zoo path next to the wallaby exhibit. It just happens to be on a lower path. Most other zoos don't even allow smoking anywhere. Also the reptiles all have uv light and heat and are in renovated exhibits. They have pleanty of room and snakes anyway generally don't like a lot of space and prefer smaller quarters. The elephants also have a new barn, yard and splash pool and seem very happy there. As a member of this zoo I strogly urge you to disregard the negative coments and visit this wonderful zoo for yourself.

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★★★★☆

This zoo is great. Don't listen to the people that rated this a one star zoo. I'll admit that the food is pricey, but its the same at almost every other zoo. The keepers work very closely with the animals by giving them lots of enrichment and in the summer they have training demos with animals like otters, sea lions, elephants, wolves, and rhinos. There is also a fun stage show with smaller animals. The zoo is constantly expanding. Also the smoking section is located on a zoo path next to the wallaby exhibit. It just happens to be on a lower path. Most other zoos don't even allow smoking anywhere. Also the reptiles all have uv light and heat and are in renovated exhibits. They have pleanty of room and snakes anyway generally don't like a lot of space and prefer smaller quarters. The elephants also have a new barn, yard and splash pool and seem very happy there. As a member of this zoo I strogly urge you to disregard the negative coments and visit this wonderful zoo for yourself.

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I bgged my husband for weeks to take me too the zoo. That it would be a great way for us to spend a day together. We got there and the ride in was beutiful. When we got inside, I was so dissapointed. The animals are in cages too small, they did not look happy. How can they put animals that can run 40mph. in cages where they cant even run. The food was way too expensive for families with young children. I dont smoke but my husband does, and we had to go behind these buildings, and hide, for him to smoke. Can you say Free Country or descrimination? Some exhibits are the same as they were 20 years ago. These animals deserve so much better. I doubt I will ever go back,

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★☆☆☆☆

I bgged my husband for weeks to take me too the zoo. That it would be a great way for us to spend a day together. We got there and the ride in was beutiful. When we got inside, I was so dissapointed. The animals are in cages too small, they did not look happy. How can they put animals that can run 40mph. in cages where they cant even run. The food was way too expensive for families with young children. I dont smoke but my husband does, and we had to go behind these buildings, and hide, for him to smoke. Can you say Free Country or descrimination? Some exhibits are the same as they were 20 years ago. These animals deserve so much better. I doubt I will ever go back,

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We just went to the zoo in May and it was clean and the animals were well stocked and fresh. This zoo is the perfect size for small kids and parents will appreciate not having to lug kids around the zoo for 5 hours.

You can bring your own stroller in and not have to rent it. And thank you to the zoo for making it non-smoking or as friendly as possible. I love that.

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★★★★★

We just went to the zoo in May and it was clean and the animals were well stocked and fresh. This zoo is the perfect size for small kids and parents will appreciate not having to lug kids around the zoo for 5 hours.

You can bring your own stroller in and not have to rent it. And thank you to the zoo for making it non-smoking or as friendly as possible. I love that.

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Garbage and trash everywhere. A green iguana that has no heat source, no UV lights and no water source. Other reptiles that are in too small of cages. Half the animals that they say they have, they don't. The largest animal they have is a African Elephant with a habitat that isn't suitable for my dogs. 3 dollars for a hot dog is a RIPOFF. Oh and you have to rent a stroller but can borrow a wheelchair for free. That's not fair. NOT SMOKER FRIENDLY. Us smokers don't like being shoved behind buildings and in the way for traffic through your zoo, to have a cigarette in an OPEN AIR PLACE. I don't like looking at fat people eat , but yet we can't shove them behind buildings so we don't have to see them shoveling it in. I will never waste my money to go there again. Go to another zoo, pref. out of NY state.

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★☆☆☆☆

Garbage and trash everywhere. A green iguana that has no heat source, no UV lights and no water source. Other reptiles that are in too small of cages. Half the animals that they say they have, they don't. The largest animal they have is a African Elephant with a habitat that isn't suitable for my dogs. 3 dollars for a hot dog is a RIPOFF. Oh and you have to rent a stroller but can borrow a wheelchair for free. That's not fair. NOT SMOKER FRIENDLY. Us smokers don't like being shoved behind buildings and in the way for traffic through your zoo, to have a cigarette in an OPEN AIR PLACE. I don't like looking at fat people eat , but yet we can't shove them behind buildings so we don't have to see them shoveling it in. I will never waste my money to go there again. Go to another zoo, pref. out of NY state.

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For a small city, we have a great zoo, and they are always trying to improve & enlarge the animal areas. They have a nice kids play area and touch tables so that kids can see & touch some of the smaller animals. After your visit to the zoo, keep driving through Seneca Park. It's beautiful. I grew up in Rochester & never knew it was there until I was an adult.

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★★★★☆

For a small city, we have a great zoo, and they are always trying to improve & enlarge the animal areas. They have a nice kids play area and touch tables so that kids can see & touch some of the smaller animals. After your visit to the zoo, keep driving through Seneca Park. It's beautiful. I grew up in Rochester & never knew it was there until I was an adult.

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Seneca Park Zoo may be small, but it has caring zoo keepers and knowledgeable people behind the scenes. Consider a membership, it entitles you to get into the zoo all year long. They have adult events called Zoo Brew where you can have a beer or wine with one of your favorite animals.

Unfortuneately there are times when the animals are off exhibit, they may be sleeping, or sick. Support or zoo,and animals, go often enjoy the walk and fresh air.

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★★★★☆

Seneca Park Zoo may be small, but it has caring zoo keepers and knowledgeable people behind the scenes. Consider a membership, it entitles you to get into the zoo all year long. They have adult events called Zoo Brew where you can have a beer or wine with one of your favorite animals.

Unfortuneately there are times when the animals are off exhibit, they may be sleeping, or sick. Support or zoo,and animals, go often enjoy the walk and fresh air.

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This is a very nice, expanding Zoo. The kids will love coming here. The arctic display is excellent. They have small hands on sessions with a Zoo keeper and some of the animals. Our favorite are the penguins and the polar bears!

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★★★★☆

This is a very nice, expanding Zoo. The kids will love coming here. The arctic display is excellent. They have small hands on sessions with a Zoo keeper and some of the animals. Our favorite are the penguins and the polar bears!

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Now that the zoo has expanded in size and become more popular, it seems to have lost some of its originality and thrill. Maybe it is the fact that I am older now that takes away the excitement of visiting, but I think at times there are other factors involved.

For instance, there are ALWAYS new exhibits, but on over half of the cases the animals are not actually out for viewing. I know this can only be controlled in part by the zookeepers, but it is no fun when you can only see half of the animals in the zoo.

Besides that it is a fun time, although rather expensive. If you are taking the whole family be prepared to spend quite a bit for a few hours at the zoo.

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★★★☆☆

Now that the zoo has expanded in size and become more popular, it seems to have lost some of its originality and thrill. Maybe it is the fact that I am older now that takes away the excitement of visiting, but I think at times there are other factors involved.

For instance, there are ALWAYS new exhibits, but on over half of the cases the animals are not actually out for viewing. I know this can only be controlled in part by the zookeepers, but it is no fun when you can only see half of the animals in the zoo.

Besides that it is a fun time, although rather expensive. If you are taking the whole family be prepared to spend quite a bit for a few hours at the zoo.

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The Seneca park zoo is a great place for all ages. Over the years they have made vast improvements. There is even a childrens play area. There are many exhibits that are inside, so there are still things to see when it rains. The bird room I think is the most fun, as they can fly freely around you. The winter animas area is really nice and has polar bears and penguins. Its a fun trip and can be done in a couple hours, or you can make a day of it since there is a park behind the zoo

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★★★★☆

The Seneca park zoo is a great place for all ages. Over the years they have made vast improvements. There is even a childrens play area. There are many exhibits that are inside, so there are still things to see when it rains. The bird room I think is the most fun, as they can fly freely around you. The winter animas area is really nice and has polar bears and penguins. Its a fun trip and can be done in a couple hours, or you can make a day of it since there is a park behind the zoo

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our family has had a membership there for years. Just before it was up this spring, we went and boy were we all disappointed. There was such a mess of construction, that we saw very few animals. We were very disappointed, bu glad we didn't pay money to see what we didn't see.....

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★★★☆☆

our family has had a membership there for years. Just before it was up this spring, we went and boy were we all disappointed. There was such a mess of construction, that we saw very few animals. We were very disappointed, bu glad we didn't pay money to see what we didn't see.....

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This is a very affordable family day trip. Open year round and very child friendly. Plan on doing alot of walking but its size is not overwhelming. Our favorite is the polar bear exhibit but they also have a nice reptile building.

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★★★★☆

This is a very affordable family day trip. Open year round and very child friendly. Plan on doing alot of walking but its size is not overwhelming. Our favorite is the polar bear exhibit but they also have a nice reptile building.

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This is one of our favorite places to take our son. It is a great Zoo. They have a good variety of animals and admission is reasonable. They are open year round and even in the winter we enjoyed going there in our snowsuits. A must for anyone visiting Rochester! Our favorite exhibit is the Polar Bears and Penguins!

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★★★★★

This is one of our favorite places to take our son. It is a great Zoo. They have a good variety of animals and admission is reasonable. They are open year round and even in the winter we enjoyed going there in our snowsuits. A must for anyone visiting Rochester! Our favorite exhibit is the Polar Bears and Penguins!

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The seneca park zoo is a great zoo. Sure it isnt the Bronx zoo but we dont live in New York City. For the Rochester area a zoo like the senca park zoo is better then expected. They have a number of different animal displayed. The admission cost is what you would expect. The exhibits and zoo is clean and well taken care of. The zoo also puts on benefit events which are a good oppurtunity to help raise money for the zoo and have a good time.

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★★★☆☆

The seneca park zoo is a great zoo. Sure it isnt the Bronx zoo but we dont live in New York City. For the Rochester area a zoo like the senca park zoo is better then expected. They have a number of different animal displayed. The admission cost is what you would expect. The exhibits and zoo is clean and well taken care of. The zoo also puts on benefit events which are a good oppurtunity to help raise money for the zoo and have a good time.

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This is a nice little zoo tucked back in one of the county park's in rochester along the genesee river. They have a few new fantastic exhibits. The polar bear exhibit takes you underground for an upcolse look at the bears swimming around. it's worth a trip just to see this. They also have a similar penguin exhibit where you can see the bird swimming and playing. They've got most of the regular zoo exhibits too, elephants etc.

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★★★★☆

This is a nice little zoo tucked back in one of the county park's in rochester along the genesee river. They have a few new fantastic exhibits. The polar bear exhibit takes you underground for an upcolse look at the bears swimming around. it's worth a trip just to see this. They also have a similar penguin exhibit where you can see the bird swimming and playing. They've got most of the regular zoo exhibits too, elephants etc.

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the seneca park zoo is a small, but nice zoo. they have been improving it over the last few years. the monkey area needs improvement, which looks like it may get soon. the rocky coasts exhibits are my favorites.

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★★★☆☆

the seneca park zoo is a small, but nice zoo. they have been improving it over the last few years. the monkey area needs improvement, which looks like it may get soon. the rocky coasts exhibits are my favorites.

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While this zoo may be small it still serves its purpose and that is its a place where children can go and learn about animals that they would normally only see in a book. They are diligently working on expanding the zoo and adding shows and more exhibits. The polar bear and sea lion display in my opinion is the best. The vet clinic is also a lot of fun and a great place for parent and child to play together and pretend. It's a good place to spend a day outside with your family.

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★★★★☆

While this zoo may be small it still serves its purpose and that is its a place where children can go and learn about animals that they would normally only see in a book. They are diligently working on expanding the zoo and adding shows and more exhibits. The polar bear and sea lion display in my opinion is the best. The vet clinic is also a lot of fun and a great place for parent and child to play together and pretend. It's a good place to spend a day outside with your family.

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This zoo is very small and in my opinion did not offer much. There was not a lot of variety or shows and only took a little over an hour to get through the whole place with 7 kids 8 yrs old and under.

However, my kids did enjoy seeing the animals. It is not a bad day if you do not have high expectations.

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★★★☆☆

This zoo is very small and in my opinion did not offer much. There was not a lot of variety or shows and only took a little over an hour to get through the whole place with 7 kids 8 yrs old and under.

However, my kids did enjoy seeing the animals. It is not a bad day if you do not have high expectations.

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This zoo is great. The animals are usually always out. They look like they are very well cared for too. The staff is usually out and around the cages. They are very willing to take the time to talk to the little ones about the animals. It's an exciting place to go and it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get in.

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★★★★★

This zoo is great. The animals are usually always out. They look like they are very well cared for too. The staff is usually out and around the cages. They are very willing to take the time to talk to the little ones about the animals. It's an exciting place to go and it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get in.

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The zoo is a great place to enjoy for a few hours of fun and education. My children and I have a membership and enjoy all of its benefits. The zoo is expanding and its very interesting to see the new zoo unfold. Our favorite place to watch is at the polar bear and sea lion aquarium, and the kids love the new hands on exhibit where they can be the veterinarians and take care of thier stuffed animals. Another great thing is parking is always free.

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★★★★☆

The zoo is a great place to enjoy for a few hours of fun and education. My children and I have a membership and enjoy all of its benefits. The zoo is expanding and its very interesting to see the new zoo unfold. Our favorite place to watch is at the polar bear and sea lion aquarium, and the kids love the new hands on exhibit where they can be the veterinarians and take care of thier stuffed animals. Another great thing is parking is always free.

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