The Seneca Park Zoo is a place where unforgettable memories, a stronger community, and a healthier planet get their start. Learn more about our mission, our values, and our conservation efforts.

Our Mission

Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect with, 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.

Our Future

The next phase of A Wilder Vision Capital Campaign reimagines the entrance experience along with spacious and striking animal habitats within the gates of the Zoo. More than ever, the Zoo will be a leader in conservation and a thrilling destination where everyone feels welcome.

Our Guiding Principles

Sustainability and Compliance

A Quality Experience

A Strong Family

Community Relationships

Conservation Leadership and Education

Our Board of Trustees

Chris Stern, Chair
Eric Allen, Vice Chair
Trisha Butera, Treasurer
Shelly Doran, Secretary

Leonard Bayer
Luis Burgos
Katrina Busch
Gavin Brownlie, Jr.
Tim DeGrave
Maureen Dobies
Tarek Eldaher
Peter Hin
Suzanne Hunt
Barbara Kelley
Jozef Kuzmkowski
Steve Lacy*
Katie Lally
Todd Liebert
Peter Lutz
Patrick Meredith*
James Myers
Kevin Nowack
Pamela O’Connor-Chapman
Christine Osborne, M.D.
Jack Plants
Maria Robare
Rose Mary Villarrubia-Izzo
Jay Weaver
Debby Wilson

Trustees Emeritus
Ruth Baltzer
Linda Butrill
Ralph Code, III, Esq.
Michael Hurley
James McElheny
William Strassburg
Bob Stiles

* Ex Officio

Our Partners

Looking for a donation from the Zoo for your fundraiser?

The Seneca Park Zoo Society is proud to support charitable fundraisers for fellow environmental, educational, and cultural nonprofit organizations in the Greater Rochester area. Before you request a donation, please review our Donation Request Policy, available here.