Cancelled: Evenings with an Educator: Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Our Story

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Ages 18 and up!

Join us for a special trek down memory lane! Learn the hows and whys of the Burnet Park Zoo’s transformation over the last 105 years. Hear from Janet “J” Gramza what it was like to be a young reporter covering the opening of the “New Zoo” in 1987 — and then coming to work for Rosamond Gifford Zoo as the communications manager in 2017! What memories do you have to share? Bring your photos and special keepsakes from your favorite times at the zoo!

$30 members, $40 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Evenings with an Educator: Animal Training and Enrichment

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Asian Elephant Ajay Enrichment

For Adults Only; Ages 18 and up!

Join us as we explore the creative ways our animal staff works to ensure the species in our care remain healthy in mind and body in this interactive lecture-style program. Animal enrichment is a regular part of the lives of animals here at the zoo. Each species can have its own unique forms of enrichment that stimulate natural behaviors and keep the animals active and engaged. Guests will meet some of our outreach animals face-to-face for an enrichment demonstration and even get to bring home a piece of animal-made art!

$55 members, $65 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: After-Hours Tour

Syracuse Zoo RGZ American Bison

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Enjoy a relaxed night at the zoo, with an after-hours tour of the zoo by our education staff. Check out the progress of our new Wildlife Trail and learn how new features will enhance and enrich zoo animals.

*Please note: Due to construction, we will not be going behind the scenes at this event. So bring your camera and enjoy the animals at dusk!

$35 members, $45 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Join us for a unique experience focusing on our zoo’s big cats, including Amur leopards, snow leopards and Amur tigers. Enthusiastic education and experienced keeper staff will lead an after-hours tour of our feline exhibits, including a chance to go behind the scenes in the tiger building. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of these endangered species.

$55 members, $65 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

Twilight at the Zoo: Feline Frenzy

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Join us for a unique experience focusing on our zoo’s big cats, including Amur leopards, snow leopards and Amur tigers. Enthusiastic education and experienced keeper staff will lead an after-hours tour of our feline exhibits, including a chance to go behind the scenes in the tiger building. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of these endangered species.

$55 members, $65 non-members

Reserve Now!

Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: Exclusive Behind the Scenes – Penguins

Twilight at the Zoo: Exclusive Behind the Scenes - Penguins

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and older!

Comical and captivating, the zoo’s Humboldt penguin colony is a joy to watch. Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Penguin Coast led by senior animal care staff. We will visit the husbandry building, where penguins can spend time indoors, as well as the life support systems building which houses all of the equipment needed to maintain a critical balance in the 50,000-gallon pool. Guests will have the chance to chat with the staff who care for the penguins firsthand, and learn about how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo contributes to the Humboldt penguin Species Survival Plan. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of this endangered species.

$55 members, $65 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Penguins

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Meet a Keeper Mornings!
For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Comical and captivating, the zoo’s Humboldt penguin colony is a joy to watch. Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Penguin Coast led by senior animal care staff. We will visit the husbandry building, where penguins can spend time indoors, as well as the life support systems building which houses all the equipment needed to maintain a critical balance in the 50,000 gallon pool. Guests will have the chance to chat with the staff who care for the penguins firsthand, and learn about how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo contributes to the Humboldt penguin Species Survival Plan. Come see for yourself how your local accredited zoo is making a difference in the future of this endangered species.

Cost: $65 members, $75 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Birds of Prey

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Saker Falcon

Meet a Keeper Mornings!
For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Learn what a raptor is and about their vital importance to the health of our environment. Meet live raptors up close and personal while learning about their adaptations, their role in the food chain as Apex predators, our local birds of prey and an introduction to falconry. This program will give you a true connection and appreciation for all wildlife and the habitat
we share.

$55 members, $65 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email kcoons@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Meet a Keeper: Exploring the Cave

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Meet a Keeper Mornings!
For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Learn about all the animals that live in our USS Antiquities exhibit, from eels to iguanas, and meet some reptiles up close. You will also learn to make sustainable choices that have a significant impact on the health of our oceans. Then head to the exhibit to meet their keeper for a behind-the-scenes tour.

$55 members, $65 non-members

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Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email kcoons@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Twilight at the Zoo: Sloths

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SOLD OUT

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 personal with your favorite animal!

$55 members, $65 non-members

Pre-registration is required.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email kcoons@rosamondgiffordzoo.org