Upcoming Zoo Events


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Weekend Animal Demonstrations

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 – ... Read moreWeekend Animal Demonstrations

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Free for members or with zoo admission

International Red Panda Day

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 ... Read moreInternational Red Panda Day

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Free for members or with zoo admission

Family Fun Run

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 ... Read moreFamily Fun Run

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$15 – $20

Wizards Unite at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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 ... Read moreWizards Unite at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Free for members or with zoo admission

Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo runs October 19, 20, 26 & 27! Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun – it’s a Halloween party at the zoo! Come and trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will become a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games, and temporary tattoos. This “kooky not spooky” events provides ... Read moreZoo Boo

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Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo runs October 19, 20, 26 & 27! Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun – it’s a Halloween party at the zoo! Come and trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will become a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games, and temporary tattoos. This “kooky not spooky” events provides ... Read moreZoo Boo

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Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo runs October 19, 20, 26 & 27! Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun – it’s a Halloween party at the zoo! Come and trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will become a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games, and temporary tattoos. This “kooky not spooky” events provides ... Read moreZoo Boo

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Price Varies

Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo runs October 19, 20, 26 & 27! Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun – it’s a Halloween party at the zoo! Come and trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will become a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games, and temporary tattoos. This “kooky not spooky” events provides ... Read moreZoo Boo

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Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

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 ... Read moreArt Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

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Free for members or with zoo admission

Squishing of the Squash

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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Free for members or with zoo admission

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

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 ... Read moreZoo Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health

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Free for members or with zoo admission

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

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$8 – $10

Holidays with the Animals

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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Free for members or with zoo admission

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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Free for members or with zoo admission
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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