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Seneca Park Zoo

Plan a visit to Seneca Park Zoo to surround yourself with wildlife from around the world. Seneca Park Zoo is open 362 days a year and is only closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Zoo Front Gate

Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places. Situated on 15.5 acres along the Genesee River, the Zoo is a gem among Greater Rochester’s family attractions.


The Zoo leads conservation efforts locally, regionally and internationally. New in September 2018, the Zoo opened a five-acre Animals of the Savanna area to brings guests face-to-face with Masai giraffes, plains zebras, nake mole rats, a southern white rhino, and many other species native to the African Savanna. African lions, olive baboons, goats, and African elephants that reside in A Step Into Africa inspire guests to care about the Ngorongoro Crate, a unique conservation area in Tanzania.


A stop in the E.C.O. Center introduces visitors to the playful North American river otter and living dinosaurs, the lake sturgeon, which help convey stories of successful species reintroduction into the Genesee River.


Visit the California sea lions, polar bear, and African penguins at Rocky Coasts Gallery, before heading to see the red pandas and snow leopards in the Cold Asia area right next to the animal hospital.

The Zoo is open all year long. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 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
Hands-on, Nature/Outdoors, Reading / Story time