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.

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

Upcoming Events

Meet a Keeper: Saving Heritage Species

*NEW* Meet a Keeper Mornings! For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Enjoy light refreshments, specialty coffees and mimosas while learning about heritage breeds in the zoo's Domestic Animal Barn.  Then experience a close encounter with some of our charming animal ambassadors and chat with their keeper. $55 members, $65 non-members Reserve Now! Pre-registration is ... Read moreMeet a Keeper: Saving Heritage Species

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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 program will help you find time to yourself while your children enjoy a fun-filled day at the zoo. Campers will tour the zoo, see animals up close, play ... Read moreWild Wednesday

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Wild Beginnings: Herp, Herp Hooray

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: Herp, Herp Hooray

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Edventure Academy: Herp, Herp Hooray

Hop, Slither, or run over to the zoo for a class all about reptiles and amphibians!  We will explore the lives of these scaly and slimy creatures while talking about what makes them similar and different.  You'll even get a chance to meet one up close!  Don't misssss out on this classsssss! Sessions: Ages Date ... Read moreEdventure Academy: Herp, Herp Hooray

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Twilight at the Zoo: Sloths

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up! Join us for an after-hours experience with the zoo’s sloths. Senior animal staff will discuss our amazing sloth family. Guests will have the opportunity to meet our zoo’s sloths up close as we learn all about their unique adaptations. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and ... Read moreTwilight at the Zoo: Sloths

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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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