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.
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 CampFind out more »
Even though it sometimes seems like it, we do not live in a Tundra in Syracuse! Join us as we learn where this habitat really is found, what animals call it home, and how they survive such harsh temperatures. Sessions: Ages Date Time Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, February 7 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now ... Read moreEdventure Academy: TundraFind out more »
Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Big or small, hard or soft, quiet or loud! Join us at the zoo as we explore different animals and their opposites. We will compare animals to their opposite and see what makes them alike and different from each other. Tuition per session ... Read moreWild Beginnings: Animal OppositesFind out more »
Ages 6-12 Looking for a babysitter for Valentine's Day? 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? ... Read moreKids’ Night OutFind out more »
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 17 - 21 | Monday-Friday TOPICS: Monday: Good Eats! Tuesday: Zoo Safari (ages 6-8) and Photo Safari (ages ... Read moreWinter Break CampFind out more »
Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Why do some animals have eyes on the side of their head while others have eyes in the front? How many eyes do animals have? Come join us at the zoo as we explore how animals see and how eyesight is important to ... Read moreWild Beginnings: How do Animals See?Find out more »
Freshwater ecosystems account for less that 0.01% of the planet's total surface area but yet more than 100,000 species live there. They are on of the most endangered habitats in the world due to human interference. Find out what lives there, why they are threatened, and what you can do to help. Sessions: Ages Date ... Read moreEdventure Academy: FreshwaterFind out more »
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 6 - 10 | Monday-Friday TOPICS: Monday: Zoo Babies Tuesday: Enriching Lives Wednesday: Animal Music Thursday: Protect our ... Read moreSpring Break CampFind out more »
Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years. Ever wonder how animals taste and smell the world around them? Join us at the zoo while we explore the different ways animals use their sense of taste and smell to survive in the wild. Tuition per session Members: $8 per child/adult pair ... Read moreWild Beginnings: How do Animals Taste and Smell?Find out more »
Did you know that rainforests are full of layers and are home to over 50% of the Earth's plant and animal species? Join us as we learn about which animals live in each layer and how they have adapted to survive in such a unique environment. Sessions: Ages Date Time Ages 3-5 with parent ... Read moreEdventure Academy: RainforestsFind out more »
How do animals survive in the wide open savanna grasslands and with such fluctuation in the temperatures and rainfall? Camouflage and migration play a large role in species survival in these harsh conditions. Sessions: Ages Date Time Ages 3-5 with parent Friday, May 8 10:30 a.m.-noon Register Now Ages 3-5 with parent Saturday, May ... Read moreEdventure Academy: SavannaFind out more »
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Syracuse, NY 13204
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday
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