During the summer months and school breaks, the zoo is pleased to offer animal demonstrations and up close encounters. Click here for a schedule.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo welcomes tour groups of all sizes. With more than 700 animals and a beautiful, relaxed setting, your guests are sure to have an enjoyable day.
For your convenience, we ask that you make reservations prior to your arrival so that we may expedite the admission process, ensuring that the members of your group have all the time they need to visit our beautiful facility. Group discounts are available; click here for more information. Reservations can be made by calling (315) 435-8511 x100.
If your group needs assistance with purchasing box lunches or reserving space for a special function, please contact our catering department at (315) 435-8511 x113.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is pleased to offer tours to its visitors. Our team of education volunteers have a wealth of information about the zoo and its animals. Our specially-trained tour guides provide you with a great introduction to all the living things at the zoo. Tours are $1 per person, plus admission for non-members. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling (315) 435-8511 x100.
On-site at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, you will find the Jungle Café, which offers a wide variety of menu items and seasonal specials. Weather permitting, several concession stands are available around the park.
There are indoor and outdoor seating areas. Outside food is permitted. Please remember, however, that your food and beverage purchases at the zoo directly support the care and feeding of the animals.
For your convenience, wagons and strollers are available for rent at the membership desk.
Visitor Assistance: Accessible parking and restroom facilities are available. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.
Service Animal Policy: Service animals that are on-duty are allowed in the zoo with the person they assist. Vistors requiring service animals are encouraged to call ahead. There are areas of the zoo, where a history of animals responding fearfully or aggressively to unfamiliar animals exist, that are off limits to service animals. We are happy to provide an escort to take visitors through these areas while another staff member waits outside the area with the service animal.
Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on zoo grounds, in the parking lot, or in cars.
Section 359, Article 26 of the Agriculture and Markets law states, "A person who carries or causes to be carried in or upon any vessel or vehicle or otherwise, any animal in a cruel manner is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail or fine up to one thousand dollars, or both."
Do NOT leave any animal in your vehicle. Should an animal be discovered in your vehicle, the proper authorities will be notified.
For the health of our animals, only service animals are permitted to visit the zoo. If you bring your dog along for the ride, let him have some fun at one of these animal day cares conveniently located nearby: