upcoming events

upcoming events

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Carousel Ride the New 18-Horse Carousel!
“...the atmosphere was definitely centered around animal conservation and education. The penguin exhibit was my son's favorite ...loved the natural foliage to provide shade. I would recommend this zoo to anyone with kids or a fondness for animals, it was well worth the over 2-hour drive. We will be going back after my second son is born for sure.”
- Rebeca Bly

Big Bugs! Descend on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo this summer

Seven giant animatronic insects will descend on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in June for a summer-long exhibit on the zoo’s Wildlife Trail. The immense invertebrates will inhabit the wooded section of the trail from mid-June through Labor Day. The featured creatures include orb-web spider, Madagascan sunset moth, blue-eyed darner dragonfly, red-tailed bumblebee, seven-spotted ladybird, a water-spraying bombardier beetle and a very imposing grasshopper.

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Summer Zoo Camp

Edventures In Learning for All Ages!

Janet Agostini Friends of the Zoo President & CEO
Janet Agostini
President + CEO

Friends of the Zoo

Our Story

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, established in 1970, is proud of its relationship with Onondaga County and the wider community and of its longstanding history of providing a world-class zoo to visitors from Central New York and beyond.

Friends of the Zoo is a non-profit organization and dedicated partner of the
Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The Friends organization provides financial support through funds dedicated to the welfare of the zoo's animals, educational programs and family-friendly facilities.


One Conservation Place, 
Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511

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