Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff.
Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.
Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!
$40 members, $50 non-members
From hermit crabs to the octopus, the zoo's aquariums are home to a diverse collection of freshwater and marine life. Join us for an exploration of the habitats of the zoo's underwater residents, including a behind-the-scenes tour of how things work behind the exhibits. Ocean lovers, aquarists, scuba divers and zoo enthusiasts alike will delight in touring the nooks and crannies seen by few at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! This experience will be led by senior animal care staff that care for these animals daily, and education staff will be on hand to answer questions as well.
$55 members, $65 non-members
Join us for an exclusive after-hours experience at the zoo focusing on our majestic lions. The evening will begin with a brief discussion of lion conservation led by senior animal care staff and zoo educators. Guests will then have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes at the lion exhibit, and learn all about the care of these big cats from the staff who work with them firsthand.
If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.
We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please call (315) 435-8511 x132 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.
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