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September 2019

Weekend Animal Demonstrations

September 7 - September 29
Free for members or with zoo admission

Weekends through September | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. *Listen to zoo announcements for location Subject to change, weather permitting Schedule: 10:30 a.m. – Training with Cora the rescue dog Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter 11 a.m. – Contact Barn Keeper Chat Domestic Animal Barn 11:30 a.m. – Red Panda Keeper Chat Wildlife Trail Noon – Camel Keeper Chat Bactrian Camel Exhibit located in the Wildlife Trail 1 p.m. – Bird Demonstration Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter 2 p.m. – Elephant Keeper…

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International Red Panda Day

September 21 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ International Red Panda Day 2019

Come to the zoo to celebrate International Red Panda Day with a focus on supporting global awareness and conservation of this endangered species! Join us for keeper chats at the red panda exhibit, biofacts and info boards. Enter raffles for a red panda plush and a piece of artwork created by a red panda to help support red panda conservation in the wild and animal care at the zoo. Free for members or with zoo admission.

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Family Fun Run

September 28 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am
$15 – $20
Syracuse Zoo Family Fun Run Header RGZ

Join us for the zoo’s first family race on Saturday, September 28. Families are encouraged to participate in the 2.5K (1.5 miles) child-friendly run/walk through a portion of Burnet Park and the zoo’s Wildlife Trail. The course will bring participants past animal exhibits and end in the zoo courtyard with cider and donuts, music and giveaways – including free zoo admission for the day. Strollers are permitted on the course while four-legged friends are not. Wear an animal print on…

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October 2019

Wizards Unite at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

October 14 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ Wizards Unite

Spend Columbus Day at our Wizards Unite event at the zoo! Aspiring MagiZOOlogists, Professors and Aurors alike are invited to play Wizards Unite on zoo grounds. The zoo is home to two Fortresses, nine Greenhouses and 15 Inns, and we’ll be placing Dark Detectors throughout the day. Rapid charging stations will be available; bring your charging cable. Wizard attire optional. Share your best AR photos! Please respect zoo signage, barriers and other visitors and stay safe!

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November 2019

Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

November 1 - November 22
Free for members or with zoo admission
Family Twilight Animal Art

Art Gone Wild! Art exhibition Friday, November 1 – Friday, November 22 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy extraordinary artwork created by our animals as part of their enrichment activities. Pieces produced by elephant trunks, red panda paws, penguin feet and octopus arms will be on display leading up to our reception and art auction on November 22. Reception, Art Sale & Auction Friday, November 16 | 6 - 8 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a piece…

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Squishing of the Squash

November 3 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ Squishing of the Squash Asian Elephant Feature

What happens to the pumpkins when Halloween’s over? The squash get squished – by our zoo animals! Watch as tigers, bears and elephants stomp, romp and chomp pumpkins of all sizes! Come out and have a “gourd” time at the zoo!

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Zoo Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health

November 11 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ Teddy Bear Clinic

Children of all ages and their favorite teddy bear or plush animal are invited to attend this special clinic. Bring your plush friend for a checkup at the zoo! Medical staff from St. Joseph’s Health, along with zoo volunteers, will give your favorite plush animal a full exam and offer any needed “first aid.” Treat yourself and your plush pal to fun giveaways. This fun event also educates kids about health care!

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Art Gone Wild! Reception, Art Sale & Auction

November 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8 – $10
Family Twilight Animal Art

Art Gone Wild! Reception, Art Sale & Auction Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a piece of animal art! Dozens of pieces created by the animals of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be auctioned off to support the zoo’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). Light refreshments and cash bar available. Advance sale tickets $8 per person | $10 at the door Free for age 12 & under Reserve Now!

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December 2019

Holidays with the Animals

December 15 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ Holidays with the Animals Red Pandas

Help us celebrate the season with the animals as they receive their enrichment “gifts” to engage them and enhance their well-being. Zoo-goers can watch the animals open their presents and play with toys and treats that elicit their natural behaviors.

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free for members or with zoo admission
Syracuse Zoo RGZ Noon Year's Eve

Come ring in the “noon” year at the zoo with entertainment, a dance party and New Year’s celebration that keeps bedtime in mind – complete with ball drop countdown at noon!   2017 Noon Year's Eve

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