Give the gift of Seneca Park Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo is a terrific year-round destination to get outdoors and connect with amazing animals! Membership benefits for your gift recipients include free admission, discounts, early access, and more. Gift memberships purchased this November and December will be active for all of 2024 and include a FREE Seneca Park Zoo Bucket Hat.
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Holiday Magic Tour!
Experience the holiday magic with a Seneca Park Zoo cart tour. Sip hot chocolate under cozy blankets while enjoying a 90-minute cart tour through the Zoo, led by our Naturalist guides.
Book Holiday Magic Tour Now
Enrichment Trees Here At The Zoo!
Our annual tradition is back! Enrichment trees can be found in the Creatures from the Rivers Edge (otter), Animals of the Savanna, and Rocky Coast Gallery buildings. Grab an ornament which has enrichment items on our keeper's wish list for the animals this holiday season. Items can be dropped off at the main office during normal business hours.
Environmental Innovation Awards
& Symposium
Nominations for 2024 are now open! Join us in honoring those committed to a greener tomorrow by helping to identify diverse businesses and individuals whose leadership in environmental stewardship needs to be uplifted and honored.
Learn More & Nominate Now!
Support the Zoo's Year-End Appeal!
Your contribution to the Seneca Park Zoo Society’s Year-End Appeal provides direct support for programs like KinderZoo, ZooMobiles, Nature Hikes, Community Cleanups, ZooTeens and the new Nature Cart.
Support Today
Private Events at the Zoo!
The holidays are approaching; plan your corporate party with us! With our new Trailside Cafe and unique setting of the Zoo, it's the perfect place to celebrate.
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Elephant Encounter Experience
Elephant Encounters are now being offered at the Seneca Park Zoo! During this experience you will tour our barn while meeting our African Elephants and learning about each of their personalities from a member of the animal care team!
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Sea Lion
Encounter at
Rocky Coast
Venture behind-the-scenes into the Rocky Coast habitat,
where you’ll learn about the enrichment and care provided to these remarkable marine residents.
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Seneca Park Zoo Travel Program
Travel with the Seneca Park Zoo to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Our all-inclusive expeditions are once in a lifetime experiences, with fascinating itineraries, incredible food, and deluxe lodging.
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Become a Member
Your membership will help protect wildlife globally while you enjoy visiting your favorite animals right here in Rochester.
Become a Member
The Zoo is for Everyone
Kids of all ages let their imaginations run wild at the Zoo. Inspire your inner-child this spring, and plan an adventure of your own!
Plan Your Visit
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Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

November 1 through March 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Supporting Wildlife Near & Far

Conservation Globally

Thanks to supporters like you, the Seneca Park Zoo Society furthers global conservation efforts through fieldwork, grantmaking, advocacy, and awareness. Our work has taken us from the Arctic Circle to Madagascar and beyond.

Habitats of Focus

Conservation Locally

Conservation begins at home. Seneca Park Zoo has many programs to inspire the community to take action for wildlife and wild places. From cleanup events to workforce development—we’re bringing conservation efforts right into our own backyard.

Areas of Focus

Conservation at The Zoo

The conservation power of Seneca Park Zoo comes from the animals we care for and the people they inspire. As a Zoo guest, you begin contributing to conservation science, animal welfare, & innovative programming when you walk through the front gate. 

Our Focus

Upcoming Events

Defend the Ice Night

Blue Cross Arena 1 War Mem Sq, Rochester, United States

Seneca Park Zoo is partnering once again with the Rochester Americans to help create awareness for polar bears - Defend the Ice Night - Dec. 22!

Holiday Break ZooCamp 2023

At The Zoo 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, New York

December 27-29: Holiday break is exciting at the Zoo! Get ready for crafts, games, up-close animal encounters, and of course visiting the animals out in the Zoo.

$95 – $170