Meet a Keeper: Saving Heritage Species

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Meet a Keeper Sean Graham San Clemente Goats

*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

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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 [email protected]

Wild Beginnings: Dirty Jobs

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

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 well as develop language and motor skills in the process during this early learning adventure.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

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Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email [email protected]

Edventure Academy: Dirty Jobs

Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail

Decomposers have a dirty job, but someone has to do it! Join us as we meet them up close while learning about their secret lives and how these little critters make life possible for the rest of the world.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, November 1010:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, November 101:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email [email protected]

There’s always a lot to see at the zoo – but there’s also a lot to learn!

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

The wildlife education programs that AZA-accredited institutions offer ensure we are going beyond introducing people to different species of animals by also providing important information about their habits and habitats, their status in the wild and the ways people can contribute to saving endangered species from extinction.

I am pleased to announce that we have just introduced two brand new programs – Wild Beginnings for our youngest visitors and Meet a Keeper Mornings for the 21-and-over set.

Wild Beginnings is a program of 45-minute classes tailored just for little ones aged 12 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult. 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 and develop language and motor skills in this early learning adventure.

Meet a Keeper Mornings are a morning version of our evening Adult Twilight programs. This 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. education series offers a unique opportunity for adults over 21 to learn all about our animals in a relaxed setting. Enjoy light refreshments, specialty coffees and mimosas while participating in a class with up-close animal encounters and special keeper chat. Upcoming classes feature our Heritage Breeds of domestic livestock, the reptiles and amphibians in our USS Antiquities cave, birds of prey and our Asian elephant herd.

You can find information about these and many other zoo education programs at http://syracusezooevents.org/education. I hope you will take full advantage of these wonderful opportunities for lifelong learning that also support wildlife conservation at your zoo!

My Best,

Janet Agostini
President + CEO
Friends of the Zoo

Family Twilight: Dazzling Disguises

Syracuse Zoo Family Twilight Dazzling Disguises Stonefish

Come to the zoo after hours in an animal disguise.  While we are in costume we will be learning about the dazzling disguises and startling surprises animals use to stay alive!  From mammals to birds, amphibians to insects, we’ll explore the incredible ways animals camouflage themselves, mimic other animals, and perform visual tricks!  Join us for a tour to unmask these clever creatures and meet one up close!

For 6-10 year olds! Caregivers must stay

Register Now

Members: $20 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child or child/adult pair

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email [email protected]

Wild Beginnings: Feathered Friends

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

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 well as develop language and motor skills in the process during this early learning adventure.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Reserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email [email protected]

Edventure Academy: Soaring Raptors

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Saker Falcon

Do you wish that you could glide like an eagle? Or dive as fast as a falcon? Well fly on over to the zoo to learn about these fast feathered creatures! We will meet a bird of prey and learn all about their lifestyles. We may even become birds ourselves!

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, October 1210:30 a.m.-noonSOLD OUT
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, October 1310:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-7 parent optionalSaturday, October 131:30-3 p.m.Register Now
Ages 8-10 parent optionalSaturday, October 131:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email [email protected]

Twilight at the Zoo: Fall Trail Tour

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Bactrian Camels

For Adults Only; Ages 21 and up!

Enjoy a relaxed night at the zoo, with an after-hours tour of the wildlife trails by our education staff. You will also have a chance to chat with a keeper and meet our newest residents, the Bactrian camels, Patrick and George, up close!

*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!

$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 [email protected]

Animal Demonstrations

Weekends beginning Saturday, May 26 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Daily starting Monday, June 23 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. through Labor Day

Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – Training with Moakler, the elephant barn dog
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

11 a.m. – Contact Barn Keeper Chat
Domestic Animal Barn

11:30 a.m. – Camel Demonstration
Wildlife Trail across from Andean Bear

Noon – Reptile Keeper Chat
U.S.S. Antiquities Cave

1:30 p.m. – Predator and Prey
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

2 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Chat
Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve

2:30 p.m. – Red Panda Keeper Chat
Wildlife Trail

3 p.m. – Penguin Keeper Chat
Penguin Coast

3:30 p.m. – Primate Park Keeper Chat
Primate Park