Visiting the Rochester Zoo was one of the highlights of our summer road trip!
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The zoo a fabulous place to see animals from all over the world, but it’s more than just that. The Seneca Park Zoo is a conservation organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The AZA is “dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science and recreation.” Watch this video to learn more about how the Seneca Park Zoo is involved in conservation efforts.
We were really impressed with all the stations throughout the Rochester zoo teaching guests more about the animals and their habitats with hands on materials. The staff at the Seneca Park Zoo is super knowledgeable and friendly! Kids (and grownups, too!) were invited to feel a tiger pelt or learn about the types of vitamins that are given to animals to help them stay healthy. The zoo really put education at the forefront, not just relying on plaques to give information.
Animals you’ll see at the Seneca Park Zoo
The zoo is home to many species, including these:
- American Alligators
- Snow Leopards
- Gray Wolves
- Canada Lynx
- Sandhill Cane
- African Black-Footed Penquin
- California Sea Lions
- African Elephants
- Olive Baboons
These were some that we saw, and were Ethan and Olivia’s favorites! The zoo is expanding. They are adding more animals including giraffes, zebras and also a tram. We can’t wait to go back!
What to pack for a day at the Rochester Zoo
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Rochester Zoo – Seneca Park Zoo
Here’s all you need to know before you go!
- You can purchase your tickets online (they make a great gift!)
- Ticket Prices
- Youth $9
- Adult $12
- Senior $11
- Children under 2 are free.
- Discounts are available for groups and also active military personnel and their immediate family members.
- Membership information is available here.
- Hours vary according to season.
- Allow at least 2-1/2 hours to see everything!
- Service animals are allowed, but emotional support animals are not.
- Address: 2222 St Paul St, Rochester, NY
This information may change, so before you go, be sure to visit their website to Plan Your Visit.
Our most favorite exhibit was the lions, which can be view from several vantage points. Their large Savannah habitat gives them plenty of places to roam. The best viewing spot during our trip was inside a safari vehicle. There, we saw a female lion napping right on the front of the vehicle. The kids were just in awe of being able to see her so close. We really got a great sense of just how big these “big cats” really are!
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