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

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

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

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

Twilight at the Zoo: Exclusive Behind the Scenes – Penguins

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and older! 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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Varies

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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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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