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at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Latest News

at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is Now Open

Zoo admission is by ADVANCE RESERVATION ONLY with a limit of 750 people per day. 


Zoo members, as well as those holding valid zoo guest passes, must call the
Member Reservation Line at (315) 435-8511 x8589 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 


Visit for instructions on how to make your reservation.

2020 Marks the Friends of the Zoo’s 50th Anniversary!

The Friends exists to support the zoo, so we’re celebrating our 50th by asking YOU to join us in a vigorous show of support to launch the next 50 years! The $50K for 50 Years campaign aims to raise $50,000 for the zoo by the end of 2020. You can pitch in too with a donation of any amount. Together, we can all give our zoo a strong start to the next 50 years.

$50K for 50 Years!

Pic of the Month Contest!

Now that we're back, our July and August Pic of the Month Contests will celebrate the Zoo Reopening 2020! Take your July photos at the zoo through the end of the month and submit them by August 3. We'll announce the winner on August 5. The winner gets a Family 4-Pack Day Pass to the zoo and a 12-inch plush animal!

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is excited to announce a new Pic of the Month contest to highlight our animals in all seasons, year-round! We invite the public to submit their photos (one per person per month) to our monthly contest.

Snow Leopard Ozzy by Ted Krenrich June 2020 Pic of the Month Winner
Snow Leopard Ozzy by Ted Krenrich
June 2020 Pic of the Month Winner

Champions of the Endangered

The Campaign for the Amur Leopard Woodland

Our Story

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, established in 1970, is proud of its relationship with Onondaga County and the wider community and of its longstanding history of providing a world-class zoo to visitors from Central New York and beyond.

Friends of the Zoo is a non-profit organization and dedicated partner of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The Friends organization provides financial support through funds dedicated to the welfare of the zoo's animals, educational programs and family-friendly facilities.


One Conservation Place, 
Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511

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