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!

Winter Break Camp

Winter Break Camp

Join us for winter 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.

February 17 – 21  |  Monday-Friday

TOPICS:
Monday: Good Eats!
Tuesday: Zoo Safari (ages 6-8) and Photo Safari (ages 9-12)
Wednesday: Roars and Rumbles
Thursday: Winter Warriors
Friday: Cool Coverings

Sessions:

AgesDaysTimeTUITION PER SESSION 
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 education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Kids’ Night Out – CANCELLED

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Education Kids Night Out

Ages 6-12

Looking for a babysitter for Valentine’s Day? 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

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

Edventure Academy: Tundra

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Gray Wolf

*NOTE – This class was previously scheduled for February 7

Even though it sometimes seems like it, we do not live in a Tundra in Syracuse! Join us as we learn where this habitat really is found, what animals call it home, and how they survive such harsh temperatures.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, February 1410:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Wild Beginnings: Animal Opposites

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Big or small, hard or soft, quiet or loud! Join us at the zoo as we explore different animals and their opposites. We will compare animals to their opposite and see what makes them alike and different from each other.

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Reserve Now
11:15 a.m.-NoonReserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

*NOTE – This class was previously scheduled for February 7

Edventure Academy: Tundra

Syracuse Zoo RGZ Gray Wolf

Even though it sometimes seems like it, we do not live in a Tundra in Syracuse! Join us as we learn where this habitat really is found, what animals call it home, and how they survive such harsh temperatures.

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, February 810:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, February 81:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Snow Leopard Soirée: Northern Lights – CANCELLED

Snow Leopard Soiree: Northern Lights Syracuse Zoo RGZ

SPECIAL EVENT UPDATE: Due to the severe weather conditions, Snow Leopard Soiree honoring Jim Burns and J.W. Burns Investment Counsel has been cancelled. We look forward to honoring Jim at a special event in the spring where we will also have exciting news to share!

Honoring Jim Burns and J.W. Burns & Company Investment Counsel

Friday, February 7, 2020
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception and auction
8 p.m. – Dinner and live auction, followed by dessert stations and dancing

This year’s winter gala tradition — benefiting the education programs of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo — is inspired by our Amur leopards and the beauty and splendor of the northern lights visible in their native habitat. Enjoy gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, music, dancing and meet our charming animal ambassadors. Black tie attire and animal prints are encouraged.

For more information, call (315) 435-8511 x8518

$220/person, $1,750/table of eight; reservations required.

MOBILE BIDDING
Snow Leopard Soirée will again have mobile bidding on all silent auction items! All bidding will be done through your own cell phone. No scrambling to see the bid sheets at the end of the auction – you can now bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own phone. You’ll even get an update if you are outbid!

To register text ‘2020SLS’ to 76278

Our Sponsors

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp

Winter Break Camp

One-day camp for ages 6-11

Join us for this exciting one-day camp! Campers will tour the zoo, see animals up close, play games and make awesome crafts! A pizza party lunch is also included.

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $55 per child 
Non-members: $65 per child 

Reserve Now

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Edventure Academy: Desert Dwellers

Gila Monster

Join us for this interactive class about animals that live in the desert! Meet a desert lizard up close and make an enrichment treat for our meerkats (ages 3-5) or fennec foxes (ages 6-10). Then enjoy a keeper chat and watch as the animals receive the enrichments you made!

Don’t miss this awesome, hands-on STEAM opportunity!

Sessions:

AgesDateTime 
Ages 3-5 with parentFriday, January 1010:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 3-5 with parentSaturday, January 1110:30 a.m.-noonRegister Now
Ages 6-10 parent optionalSaturday, January 111:30-3 p.m.Register Now

TUITION PER SESSION
Members: $18 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $23 per child or child/adult pair
Additional seat (child or adult) $12

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

Creating enrichment items at Syracuse Zoo RGZ Camp Education

Wild Beginnings: How do Animals Prepare for Winter?

Edventure Academy Wild Beginnings

Specially tailored just for little ones, aged 12 months to 3 years.

Have you ever wondered where animals go in the winter? Join us while we discover the secret life of animals in the winter!

Tuition per session
Members: $8 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $10 per child/adult pair
$5 per additional child in same session

Sessions:

Time 
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.SOLD OUT
11:15 a.m.-NoonSOLD OUT

Classes fill quickly! Questions: call (315) 435-8511 x8531 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org