Wild Beginnings: How do Animals Taste and Smell? – CANCELED

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

All Edventure Academy sessions have been canceled due to state and county public health directives in response to COVID-19, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is temporarily closing until further notice.

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Ever wonder how animals taste and smell the world around them? Join us at the zoo while we explore the different ways animals use their sense of taste and smell to survive in the wild.

Edventure Academy: Rainforests – CANCELED

All Edventure Academy sessions have been canceled due to state and county public health directives in response to COVID-19, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is temporarily closing until further notice.

Did you know that rainforests are full of layers and are home to over 50% of the Earth’s plant and animal species? Join us as we learn about which animals live in each layer and how they have adapted to survive in such a unique environment.

Wild Beginnings: How do Animals See?

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Why do some animals have eyes on the side of their head while others have eyes in the front? How many eyes do animals have? Come join us at the zoo as we explore how animals see and how eyesight is important to their survival in the wild. Meet and greet a special animal ambassador!

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

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.SOLD OUT
11:15 a.m.-NoonSOLD OUT
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.Reserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email [email protected]

Edventure Academy: Freshwater

Edventure Academy Native Neighbors

Freshwater ecosystems account for less than 0.01% of the planet’s total surface area yet more than 100,000 species live there. They are one of the most endangered habitats in the world due to human interference. Find out what creatures live there, why they are threatened, and what you can do to help. Plus, enjoy a keeper chat and watch the otters receive a special enrichment treat!

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, March 610:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, March 710:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, March 71:30-3 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 x8531 or email [email protected]

Edventure Academy: Tundra

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Gray Wolf

*NOTE – This class was previously scheduled for February 7

Even though it sometimes seems like it, we do not live in a Tundra in Syracuse! Join us as we learn where this habitat really is found, what animals call it home, and how they survive such harsh temperatures.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, February 1410:30 a.m.-noonRegister 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 x8531 or email [email protected]

Wild Beginnings: Animal Opposites

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Big or small, hard or soft, quiet or loud! Join us at the zoo as we explore different animals and their opposites. We will compare animals to their opposite and see what makes them alike and different from each other.

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

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Reserve Now
11:15 a.m.-NoonReserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email [email protected]

*NOTE – This class was previously scheduled for February 7

Edventure Academy: Tundra

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Gray Wolf

Even though it sometimes seems like it, we do not live in a Tundra in Syracuse! Join us as we learn where this habitat really is found, what animals call it home, and how they survive such harsh temperatures.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, February 810:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, February 81:30-3 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 x8531 or email [email protected]

Edventure Academy: Desert Dwellers

Gila Monster

Join us for this interactive class about animals that live in the desert! Meet a desert lizard up close and make an enrichment treat for our meerkats (ages 3-5) or fennec foxes (ages 6-10). Then enjoy a keeper chat and watch as the animals receive the enrichments you made!

Don’t miss this awesome, hands-on STEAM opportunity!

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, January 1010:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, January 1110:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, January 111:30-3 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 x8531 or email [email protected]

Creating enrichment items at Syracuse Zoo RGZ Camp Education

Wild Beginnings: How do Animals Prepare for Winter?

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Have you ever wondered where animals go in the winter? Join us while we discover the secret life of animals in the winter!

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

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.SOLD OUT
11:15 a.m.-NoonSOLD OUT

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email [email protected]

Family Twilight: Animal Artists

Family Twilight Animal Art

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!

You will take home a canvas worthy of giving as a gift.

Register Now

Members: $25 per child
Non-members: $30 per child

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8560 or email [email protected]