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Cultural Attractions
(Ranked by total 2020 attendance)

Originally published Nov. 15, 2019

RankAttraction
Address
Website
2020 total/paid attendanceTop local executive
Telephone
F-T/P-T employees
Volunteers
Members
COVID modifications
Hours and Days of Operation
Admission
Headquarters
Year founded
Description
1.
Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul St.
Rochester, NY 14621
www.senecaparkzoo.org
190,000
190,000
Pamela Reed Sanchez
President and CEO
(585) 336-7200
33/78
150
15,000
Timed ticketing to control crowds; requiring guests to wear face masks; health checks daily for staff and volunteers; increased cleaning
April 1-Oct. 31: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 1-March 31: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Adults, $10-$12; seniors, $9-$11; youth, $7-$9; age 2 and under free
Rochester
1894
Habitats include the new Animals of the Savanna featuring giraffes, zebras, and southern white rhinoceros, A Step Into Africa, featuring lions, olive baboons and elephants
The Strong Museum
1 Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
www.museumofplay.org
190,000
NA
Steve Dubnik
President and CEO
(585) 263-2700
88/85
NA
NA
Capacity limits and new hours; mask requirement for those medically able ages 2 and above; enhanced cleaning protocols; and exhibit modifications or closures
Daily, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$16 for ages 2 and up
Rochester
1982
Interactive museum with historical materials related to play; including the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, etc.
3.
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
500 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
www.mag.rochester.edu
179,000
NA
Jonathan P. Binstock
Mary W. and Donald R. Clark director
(585) 276-8950
55/23
1,200
5,200
Capacity limits and timed tickets, mask requirements, enhanced cleaning protocols, limited interactives, expansion of digital/virtual learning and engagement opportunities
Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 senior citizens (ages 62+), $6 college students with ID, $6 children ages 6–18, half-price admission on MAGthursdays after 5 p.m.; free to MAG members, children 5 and under, NYS SNAP card holders plus 1 additional visitor, and University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff with current ID
Rochester
1913
Permanent collection and year-round exhibitions; Centennial Sculpture Park - an outdoor gathering place with public art; social events, concerts and talks, art classes