Upcoming Zoo Events

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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Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

Art Gone Wild! Art exhibition Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, November 16 | 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, panda paws, penguin feet and octopus arms will be on display leading up to our reception and art auction ... Read moreArt Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

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Art Gone Wild! Reception, Art Sale & Auction

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. Light refreshments and cash bar available. Advance sale ... Read moreArt Gone Wild! Reception, Art Sale & Auction

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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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Holidays with the Animals

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

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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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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. Children will walk away with a holiday themed painting perfect for gift giving! Please note: Ages ... Read moreFamily Twilight: Animal Artists

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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 bed-time in mind – complete with countdown at noon.

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Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511

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