Friends of Hotline



For more than 100 years, the RMSC has evolved to meet the needs of the Rochester community while generating interest in exploration. With the help of supporters, sponsors, donors, community members, and friends, we continue to flourish and reach well beyond Rochester.

As a visitor today, you’ll encounter the spectacular intricacies of science, technology, and nature in a hands-on atmosphere. Our interactive Science Museum, four-story Strasenburgh Planetarium dome, and 900-acre Cumming Nature Center offer exciting informal learning experiences. Through 200 hands-on exhibits, spectacular shows, and extensive collections, you’ll uncover the wonders of the universe and our role in it all. You hold the power as you make amazing discoveries and inventions of your own.


Mission: Seneca Park Zoo inspires our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places.

Vision: Seneca Park Zoo will be a national leader in education and conservation action for species survival.

Seneca Park Zoo is a 15.5-acre zoo located in Rochester, New York. The zoo is home to over 90 species including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and arachnids. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is operated by Monroe County with support from the Seneca Park Zoo Society. The current zoo director is Larry Sorel. The executive director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society is Pamela Reed Sanchez. The zoo opened in 1894 in Seneca Park.

The Rochester Teachers-Association is a teachers' unions in the Rochester NY area. The organization simultaneously is student/family centered while providing teachers and staff with what they need in the way of lobbying school administration and/or government. This union brings people and ideas together facilitating healthy learning environments for all.