Nearly 6,000 people visited Seneca Park Zoo on Thursday, shedding their winter coats and looking for some Spring Break excitement as temperatures reached nearly 70 degrees. It was the highest single day attendance the Zoo has seen since 2008. Visitors waited patiently in lines rivaling those at Disney and moved quickly through the admission gate to start their day of fun.
This is one of the best times of year at the Zoo, when the the community comes out to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter and our grounds are busier than ever. While the Zoo is truly a great place to visit all year round, this is just the start of our most exciting season.
With enrichment and training demonstrations happening throughout the day, visitors had the chance to interact with zoo keepers and learn more about the animals they came out to see.
Longtime members, local Rochesterians and people from hours away all made the trip to explore the Zoo’s exhibits, chat with docents, and get up close to animals like sea lions, baboons, penguins and more.
Spring Break programs continue through Sunday, April 5.
We want to thank everyone who made it such a great day for your support and welcome you to plan your visit if it’s been a while. There is so much to see and do here—and now is the perfect time to experience all that the Zoo has to offer.
— Pamela Reed Sanchez, Executive Director, Seneca Park Zoo Society and Larry Sorel, Zoo Director