Learn at Home Activities

Education is an integral part of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s mission. Our education programs offer fun, interactive educational experiences for all ages – from infants to the young at heart! Whether you are an individual, a family, a teacher or group leader, we offer programs designed to meet your needs and interests — and connect you with the natural world.

Virtual Zoo to You

Can an owl turn its head all the way around? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Can turtles leave their shells? Find out by joining the Rosamond Gifford Zoo virtually as they present and analyze some myths and misconceptions about animals found at the zoo! You will see some never before seen videos of the zoo animals, hear from their keepers, see animals live and up close, and ask questions to a zoo educator. This 45 minute interactive program for all ages is sure to keep everyone engaged. So be sure to register to help debunk some common animal myths!

Downloadable Activities

Kid-Friendly Recipes

Kid Friendly Recipes Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Let's Get Cooking!

We’ve put together some fun, easy recipes you can try at home! We matched each letter in the alphabet with an animal and found a recipe to go with each letter.  Some of these recipes may require an adult’s help, but there are many that are quick and easy, too!  Remember, you don’t have to be a good cook, you just need a great imagination!


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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