Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

We invite you to 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: $34.95 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.

Sessions:

Time  
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Reserve Now
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Reserve Now

 

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.

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 15 – 19  |  Monday-Friday

TOPICS:
Monday: Playful Primates
Tuesday: Cats & Dogs
Wednesday: Barnyard Friends
Thursday: Beautiful Birds
Friday: Exciting Elephants

Sessions:

Ages Days Time TUITION PER SESSION  
Ages 3-5* Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-noon Members: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
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Ages 3-5* Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Members: $28 per child per day
Non-members: $38 per child per day
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Ages 6-8 Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Members: $45 per child per day
Non-members: $55 per child per day
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Ages 9-12 Tuesday and Thursday 9 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 education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Breakfast with the Bunny

Breakfast with the Bunny Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturdays and Sundays
April 7, 13, 14, and 20 | 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.

Sessions:

Days Time  
Sunday, April 7 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Reserve Now
Sunday, April 7 11 a.m. – Noon Reserve Now
Saturday, April 13 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Reserve Now
Saturday, April 13 11 a.m. – Noon Reserve Now
Sunday, April 14 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Reserve Now
Sunday, April 14 11 a.m. – Noon Reserve Now
Saturday, April 20 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Reserve Now
Saturday, April 20 11 a.m. – Noon Reserve Now

 

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.

Sessions:

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

 

Kids’ Night Out

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Education Kids Night Out

Ages 6-12

Looking for a night out? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival; meet animals up close, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games throughout the night.

$30 members, $35 non-members

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Spaces fill fast — Questions? Call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Penguins

Meet a Keeper Mornings: Penguins Syracuse Zoo RGZ

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

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!