Nature Centers & Zoos in and around Rochester, NY
Kids feeling nature-deprived? Bring them to a nature center or zoo! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of great places nearby!
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
Escape to the wild at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure as you get up close and personal with over 300 animals and 40 different exotic species including zebra, bison, camel, ostrich and more! Take a 60 minute guided park tour for an up close and personal interactive experience with over 300 animals and 40 different exotic species. You will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feed animals from all over the world including zebra, camel, ostrich, emu, and more! After the tour spend time at the Small Animal Adventure where you can feed and take pictures with smaller animals!
Grab a snack or full meal at The Trailside Grill and enjoy the picturesque views of Hidden Valley Animal Adventure.
Seneca Park Zoo
Be transported around the world as you come face to face with African elephants, African lions, a southern white rhino, an Amur tiger, North American river otters, California sea lions, and more. 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. Seneca Park Zoo is involved in conservation efforts locally and globally, including reintroducing lake sturgeon to the Genesee River, supporting the Snow Leopard Trust, and more. Over the next few years, Seneca Park Zoo will be undergoing an awe-inspiring transformation that will include a four-acre expansion of A Step into Africa, new species like giraffe and zebra, best-in-class habitats, a tram, and a new restaurant.