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

Evenings with an Educator: Animal Training and Enrichment

For Adults Only; Ages 18 and up! Join us as we explore the creative ways our animal staff works to ensure the species in our care remain healthy in mind and body in this interactive lecture-style program. Animal enrichment is a regular part of the lives of animals here at the zoo. Each species can ... Read moreEvenings with an Educator: Animal Training and Enrichment

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$55 – $65

Wild Beginnings: Animal Feet

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Do animal feet look like yours? We will learn about different animal feet and how they help animals to live in different parts of the world. Waddle, climb, or hop on over for this fun class! Tuition per session Members: $8 per child/adult ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal Feet

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$8 – $10

Edventure Academy: Through the Forest

Being able to blend into the forest helps many creatures survive in the deep dark woods. Join us at the zoo as we learn about camouflage and explore the secret life of animals in the forest. Sessions: Ages Date Time   Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, October 4 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now Ages 3-5 with ... Read moreEdventure Academy: Through the Forest

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$18 – $23

Evenings with an Educator: Cnidarians, Mollusks, and Echinoderms, Oh My!

Ages 18 and up! From coral to moon jellyfish, the zoo’s aquariums are home to a diverse collection of marine invertebrates. Join us as we “dive deeper” into learning about these fascinating underwater creatures. We also will discuss what you can do to help keep our oceans healthy for all marine life. $30 members, $40 ... Read moreEvenings with an Educator: Cnidarians, Mollusks, and Echinoderms, Oh My!

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$30 – $40

Columbus Day Camp

Join us for this exciting one day break camp! Campers will tour the Zoo, see animals up close, play games, and make awesome crafts! A pizza party lunch is included! This all day camp for kids ages 6-11! Members: $55 per child Non-members: $65 per child Reserve Now Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8560 ... Read moreColumbus Day Camp

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$55 – $65

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. Come dressed as your favorite animal for a roaring good time! $30 members, ... Read moreKids’ Night Out

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$30 – $35

Edventure Academy: On the Mountain

Life on a mountain is quite extreme! Join us at the zoo to learn what it takes to climb, jump and run over rocks and treacherous ground. Sessions: Ages Date Time   Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, November 1 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now Ages 3-5 with parent Saturday, November 2 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now Ages ... Read moreEdventure Academy: On the Mountain

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$18 – $23

Wild Beginnings: Animal Tails

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Do you have a tail? Why do animals have tails? We will explore different animal tails and find out how they help animals to survive in the wild. Tuition per session Members: $8 per child/adult pair Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair $5 per ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal Tails

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$8 – $10

Evenings with an Educator: Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Our Story

Ages 18 and up! Join us for a special trek down memory lane! Learn the hows and whys of the Burnet Park Zoo’s transformation over the last 105 years. Hear from Janet “J” Gramza what it was like to be a young reporter covering the opening of the “New Zoo” in 1987 -- and then ... Read moreEvenings with an Educator: Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Our Story

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$30 – $40

Wild Wednesday

Hey parents… Do you need extra time to get your house ready or to prepare for Thanksgiving? Register your kids for this awesome one-day zoo camp! This all-day experience for kids ages 6-11 will help you find some time to yourself while your children enjoy a fun-filled day at the zoo! Pizza party lunch included! Members: ... Read moreWild Wednesday

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$55 – $65

Wild Beginnings: Animal Teeth

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Chomp, bite, and bare those teeth. Join us at the zoo while we explore different animal teeth and the food these animals like to eat! Tuition per session Members: $8 per child/adult pair Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair $5 per additional child in ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal Teeth

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$8 – $10

Edventure Academy: Into the Sea

Our oceans are an extremely diverse and important part of our world. Join us at the zoo as we dive into the sea and explore the life inside our oceans. Sessions: Ages Date Time   Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, December 6 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now Ages 3-5 with parent Saturday, December 7 10:30 a.m.-noon ... Read moreEdventure Academy: Into the Sea

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$18 – $23

Family Twilight: Animal Artists

Wild about art? Our animals use their trunks, paws, hooves and brushes to paint like Picasso. Roll up your sleeves, bring a smock and join us as we paint like animals and watch an animal artist create a masterpiece! You will take home a canvas worthy of giving as a gift. Register Now Members: $25 ... Read moreFamily Twilight: Animal Artists

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$25 – $30

Holiday Zoo Camps

Join us one, two or all six days as we explore the zoo, play games, make crafts and meet animals up close! A pizza party lunch is included! These all day programs are for kids ages 6-11! Sessions: Date   Thursday, December 26 Register Now Friday, December 27 Register Now Monday, December 30 Register Now ... Read moreHoliday Zoo Camps

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$55 – $65
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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