Animal Egg-Stravanganza

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Siamang Apes Egg-Stravaganza

Watch the animals as they enjoy their very own “Egg-Stravaganza.” A variety of animals will receive eggs and egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. Don’t miss this egg-citing event! Presenting unusual items to the animals is part of the zoo’s enrichment program, designed to promote natural behaviors and keep our animals engaged, curious and happy.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Follow the white rabbit to the zoo for a very special tea party with Alice and the Mad Hatter! Feast on fantastical finger foods, fruits and pastries, sip Fairytale Punch and select teas, play flamingo croquet and join the Queen of Hearts and her magical soldiers for games! Meet one of our charming animal ambassadors, too! Wear your maddest hat and don’t be late for this enchanting garden party at the zoo! Ticket includes zoo admission.

Tickets: $18 members | $20 non-members;
Children 2 and under are free (must have a ticket and be included when making reservations).

Advance reservations required.


10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Reserve Now


Pokémon Go Day!

Pokémon Go Day Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Pokémon Go enthusiasts can come ‘Catch ‘em all’ at the zoo, with lures throughout the zoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See how many zoo-themed Pokémon you can catch! Rapid charging station will be available, bring your charging cord. All Pokémon will be in public areas of the zoo, so have fun, respect signage and play safely! The first 200 children at the zoo will receive a free Pokémon-themed gift.

Superhero Day!

Superhero Day Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Kids, dress up as your favorite superhero for this super-fun day at the zoo! Tour the exhibits, learn about our super-powered animal friends and enjoy superhero-themed games and activities. Plus, Syracuse Crunch mascot, Crunchman, will be on hand to greet his superhero friends from 10 a.m. to noon!

Oceans Awareness Day

Oceans Awareness Day Syracuse Zoo RGZ Octopus

Learn about our oceans and marine life with keeper chats, biofacts and a game of Octopus Zoopardy. Take a fun photo at our Under the Sea “photo booth.” The first 200 children at the zoo will receive a free gift!

Harlem Globetrotter Ambassador

Meet the Harlem Globetrotters Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Here’s your chance to meet Briana “Hoops” Green of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team! She will appear at the zoo for a special skills demonstration, photo ops and autographs. An athletic zoo animal ambassador also may make an appearance! The Globetrotters are coming to Syracuse March 9 and 10. Click here to get your tickets. Use promo code ZOO, to get 25% off!

Hoops Green Harlem Globetrotter Ambassador

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

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Teddy Bear Clinic

Children of all ages and their favorite teddy bear or plush animal are invited to attend a special Teddy Bear Clinic presented by St. Joseph’s Health. If your pal has received an excessive amount of love over the years, zoo volunteers and medical staff from St. Joseph’s Health will be onsite to offer “first aid.”

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