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Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester) – What to Know Before You Go

Seneca Park Zoo

Our Mission

Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places.

Our Vision

Seneca Park Zoo will be a national leader in education and conservation action for species survival.

The Future of Seneca Park Zoo

The Zoo is currently developing new Master and Strategic Plans. The Master Plan will address three areas of development, including the Zoo’s Main Building, which was built in 1931. All development respects the agreed-upon footprint outlined in the 1991 Seneca Park Zoo Master Plan.


You can actually be a part of the Zoo and conserve the species. Let’s know how:

At The Zoo

Seneca Park Zoo
  • Animal Health & Welfare: It is committed to the highest standards of animal care. There dedicated Zoo Keepers and Zoologists provide enrichment options, healthy diets and behavioral training that allows veterinary care to be a part of each animal’s routine.
  • Conservation Science: Seneca Park Zoo participates in cutting edge scientific research to save animals from extinction, as well as collaborative programs with other accredited zoos and aquariums to ensure sustainable breeding populations of endangered species.
  • Sharing the Story with You: Seneca Park Zoo animal care staff, educators, docents, and ZooTeens provide information about conservation to guests through animal encounters, talks, and demonstrations.

In The Field

  • Providing Financial Support: Each year, the Seneca Park Zoo Society makes grants to conservation organizations around the globe that are working to save wildlife in wild places. In 2015, grants totaling more than $70,000 were distributed to organizations working on behalf of orangutans, lemurs, polar bears, African penguins, snow leopards, elephants, and more.
  • Boots on the Ground: Zoo staff are actively involved regionally and internationally in efforts to reverse extinction, from lake sturgeon and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes to Bornean orangutans and African penguins.
  • Advocacy and Awareness: Part of their mission is to ensure guests and community members have access to the latest information about conservation efforts and species survival.

In Your Community

  • Raising Public Awareness: Its educate the community about the many ways in which we are connected to the environment.
  • Empowering Actions: Real change comes from individual actions. They are here to help lead the way so that you can make a difference.
  • Conservation Resource: They are your source for information about conservation efforts and species survival.


Animals At The Seneca Park Zoo

  • Amphibians: Amphibians, in the simplest definition, are animals that live in both water and on land.
    • African Bullfrog
    • Fire-Bellied Toad
    • Hellbender
    • Marine Toad
    • Muller’s Clawed Frog
    • Panamanian Gold Frog
    • Poison Dart Frog
  • Birds
    • African Penguin
    • Bald Eagle
    • Buffalo Weaver
    • Congo African Grey Parrot
    • Golden-Breasted Starling
    • Red-Tailed Hawk
    • Rouen Duck
    • Sandhill Crane
    • Senegal Parrot
    • Snow Goose
    • Snowy Owl
    • Spotted Dikkop
    • Superb Starling
  • Fish
    • Lake Sturgeon
    • Largemouth Bass
    • Reef Tank
Seneca Park Zoo
  • Invertebrates: Invertebrates are animals without a backbone or bony skeleton.
    • Giant African Millipede
    • Jade Headed Buffalo Beatle
    • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    • Mombasa Golden Starburst Tarantula
    • Peppered Cockroach
    • Rose Tarantula
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q. What are the hours of the visit?
A. The entry timings according to the official website are:

  • April 1 through October 31
    Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Last entry at 4 p.m.
  • November 1 through March 31
    Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Last entry at 3 p.m.

Q. How can I become a member of the Seneca Park Zoo?
A. Please check all the details regarding the membership and membership FAQ on the official website of Seneca Park Zoo.

Q. Does the zoo conducts events?
A. Yes, the zoo conducts many events that you can check on the official website.

Q. Where is the zoo located and how can I contact?
A. The zoo is located at 2222 St. Paul Street Rochester, NY 14621 and the contact number is, General Phone: 585.336.7200

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