Education Programs

Education is an integral part of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s mission. Our education programs offer fun, interactive educational experiences for all ages – from infants to the young at heart! Whether you are an individual, a family, a teacher or group leader, we offer programs designed to meet your needs and interests — and connect you with the natural world.

Registration
Reservations are required for all programs. There is limited space in each program so please register early.  A minimum number of registrants is required to run a program.

Upcoming Education Programs

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp

One-day camp for ages 6-11 Join us for this exciting one-day camp! Campers will tour the zoo, see animals up close, play games and make awesome crafts! A pizza party lunch is also included. TUITION PER SESSION Members: $55 per child  Non-members: $65 per child  Reserve Now Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 ... Read moreMartin Luther King Jr. Day Camp

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$55 – $65

Edventure Academy: Bizarre Creatures

Some animals are cute and cuddly, while others are bizarre! Join us as we learn about some of the world’s weirdest creatures and why they are so strange. You may even get to meet one close up, if you’re feeling brave! Sessions: Ages Date Time   Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, February 1 10:30 a.m.-noon ... Read moreEdventure Academy: Bizarre Creatures

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$18 – $23

Wild Beginnings: Animal Coverings

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We've designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal Coverings

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$8 – $10

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Birds of Prey

Meet a Keeper Mornings! For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Learn what a raptor is and about their vital importance to the health of our environment. Meet live raptors up close and personal while learning about their adaptations, their role in the food chain as Apex predators, our local birds of prey and an ... Read moreMeet a Keeper Mornings: Birds of Prey

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$55 – $65

Winter Break Camp

Join us for winter break zoo camp. Choose one day or all week! Topics vary each day. You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and different activities each day as we explore the zoo. February 18 - 22  |  Monday-Friday TOPICS: Monday: Nocturnal Neighbors Tuesday: Zoo Safari (ages 6-8) and Photo Safari (ages ... Read moreWinter Break Camp

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Edventure Academy: All About Bats!

Do you love bats? By the end of this program you will! There are numerous myths about bats that will be debunked while we learn about how bats help humans, what they eat, problems they face, and some fun facts! We may even get to meet one of the zoo’s resident bats! Sessions: Ages Date ... Read moreEdventure Academy: All About Bats!

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$18 – $23

Wild Beginnings: Bats

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We've designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Bats

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$8 – $10

Family Twilight: Survival of the Fittest

Survival is hard work! From avoiding becoming another animal’s dinner to surviving extreme weather conditions, wild animals have a tough job. We will explore the smarts, strength, and skills animals need to survive by touring part of the zoo and meeting a savvy animal! For 6-10 year olds! Caregivers must stay Register Now Members: $20 ... Read moreFamily Twilight: Survival of the Fittest

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$20 – $25

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Penguins

Meet a Keeper Mornings! For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Comical and captivating, the zoo's Humboldt penguin colony is a joy to watch. Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Penguin Coast led by senior animal care staff. We will visit the husbandry building, where penguins can spend time indoors, as well as ... Read moreMeet a Keeper Mornings: Penguins

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$65 – $75

Kids’ Night Out

Ages 6-12 Looking for a night out? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival; meet animals up close, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games throughout the night. $30 members, $35 non-members Reserve Now! Spaces fill fast -- Questions? Call (315) ... Read moreKids’ Night Out

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$30 – $35

Edventure Academy: Native Neighbors

Animals are all around us, even in our backyards! Let’s explore the wonderful animals that share our environment. From foxes to otters to turtles, our neighbors are wilder than we might imagine! Come check out some local fauna that call the zoo home, and meet one up close! Sessions: Ages Date Time   Ages 3-5 ... Read moreEdventure Academy: Native Neighbors

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$18 – $23

Wild Beginnings: Habitats

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We've designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Habitats

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$8 – $10

Twilight at the Zoo: Exclusive Behind the Scenes – Penguins

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Comical and captivating, the zoo’s Humboldt penguin colony is a joy to watch. Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Penguin Coast led by senior animal care staff. We will visit the husbandry building, where penguins can spend time indoors, as well as the life support systems ... Read moreTwilight at the Zoo: Exclusive Behind the Scenes – Penguins

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$55 – $65

Spring Break Camp

Join us for spring break zoo camp. Choose one day or all week! Topics vary each day. You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and different activities each day as we explore the zoo. April 15 - 19  |  Monday-Friday TOPICS: Monday: Playful Primates Tuesday: Cats & Dogs Wednesday: Barnyard Friends Thursday: Beautiful ... Read moreSpring Break Camp

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Wild Beginnings: Animal Grossology

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We've designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal Grossology

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$8 – $10

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Join us for a unique experience at the zoo focusing on our zoo’s big cats, including Amur leopards, snow leopards and Amur tigers. Enthusiastic education and experienced keeper staff will lead an after-hours tour of our feline exhibits, including a chance to go behind the scenes in the ... Read moreTwilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

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$55 – $65

Wild Beginnings: Courageous Cats/Graduation

Want to try Edventure Academy, but your child is too young? We've designed these new programs tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story, and an opportunity to see an animal up close!  Young ones will explore with their senses as ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Courageous Cats/Graduation

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$8 – $10
Location

One Conservation Place, 
Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511
events@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

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