Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet Syracuse Zoo RGZ Earth Day

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference. Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations featuring some of the zoo’s resident endangered species and visit “green” activity stations representing Seafood WatchSave the Rain, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, and many more!

Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

Join us for a wildly unique Easter Sunday celebration. Indulge in our delicious brunch buffet along with a dessert table rich with pastries and a chocolate fountain as well as a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Our pint-sized guests will enjoy their very own buffet featuring items created just for them.

Round out your day with a meet and mingle with our animal “ambassador” and enjoy free admission to the zoo.

Tickets: $36.95 adults, $15.95 youth age 4-12
Children 3 and under are free (must have a ticket and be included when making reservations).

Advance reservations required.


10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Reserve Today!
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Reserve Today!


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. 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.

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Zoo Camp

Join us for spring break zoo camp. Choose one day or all week!
Topics vary each day. You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and different activities each day as we explore the zoo.

April 6 – 10  |  Monday-Friday

Monday: Zoo Babies 
Tuesday: Enriching Lives
Wednesday: Animal Music
Thursday: Protect our Planet!
Friday: Animal Art


Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday9 a.m.-noonMembers: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
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Ages 3-5*Monday, Wednesday, Friday1 p.m.-4 p.m.Members: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
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Ages 6-8Monday through Friday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
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Ages 9-12Tuesday and Thursday9 a.m.-4 p.m.Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
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*Note: Activities will repeat in each daily session. Please note that supervision is not available for this camp between sessions from noon-1 p.m. All campers MUST be potty-trained to attend this camp.

Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of participants are needed to run all programs.
Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email

Breakfast with the Bunny

Breakfast with the Bunny Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturdays and Sundays
March 29, April 4, 5, and 11 | 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Come visit the Easter Bunny at the zoo and enjoy a fun-filled morning of delicious food and activities. Bring your camera for a photo with our special guest! Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission.

Tickets: $15.95 members | $19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under are free (must have a ticket and be included when making reservations).

Please note: Multiple parties that would like to be seated together must either make one reservation for the group or submit a seating request at time of purchase in the comments field in the online reservation system. We will try our best to honor these requests!

Advance reservations required.


Sunday, March 299 a.m. – 10 a.m.Reserve Today!
Sunday, March 2911 a.m. – NoonReserve Today!
Saturday, April 49 a.m. – 10 a.m.Reserve Today!
Saturday, April 411 a.m. – NoonReserve Today!
Sunday, April 59 a.m. – 10 a.m.Reserve Today!
Sunday, April 511 a.m. – NoonReserve Today!
Saturday, April 119 a.m. – 10 a.m.Reserve Today!
Saturday, April 1111 a.m. – NoonReserve Today!

Carnival Day!

Carnival Day! at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

We’re holding a kids’ carnival at the zoo! Our banquet room will be transformed into an arcade with games, music, face-painting, a fortune-teller and animal greeters. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for a schedule of special keeper chats before and after the party!

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 zoo signage and play safely!

StoryWalk at the Zoo

Story Walk at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Syracuse

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Enjoy guided tours of the new StoryWalk at the zoo featuring the beloved children’s book “Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathman. Follow the pages through the zoo ending with our siamang apes, who happen to resemble their cousin, the gorilla in the book. Then learn about siamangs – and zookeepers! – at a special keeper chat.
Free early-reading book for the first 200 children!

Endangered Species Day

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Endangered Species Day

Experience a day focused on the Endangered species in our care – including Australian species that are among those harmed by the disastrous bush fires. Go on a special Scavenger Hunt to learn about these animals and win a prize. Attend Keeper Chats focusing on animals from Australia throughout the day as part of the zoo’s #AidforAUS campaign.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored 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 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 yourself and your plush pal to fun giveaways. This fun event also educates kids about health care!

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