All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps, and overnights, will run as scheduled unless the zoo has been closed by order of Onondaga County administration. Sorry, but no refunds or rain checks will be given for 'no-shows' for any reason.
Edventure Academy provides a unique opportunity for you and your child to learn more about the animals at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! Each session is specifically designed for the age group indicated and includes a craft, snack, biofact (skulls, fur, feathers, etc.) presentation, a zoo tour, and may include an animal encounter or keeper talk.
A parent or guardian is required to attend preschool sessions with their child; parents are optional for 6-9 year old sessions. Class size is limited to ensure that your child has the most educational and fun experience we can offer! Please help us by leaving toddlers and infants at home. Pre-registration is required for all sessions; a minimum number of registrants is required to run all Edventure Academy programming.
If you prefer to register by check, please click here to download a registration form and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.
Why do some birds have such beautiful feathers? Why don't snakes have fur? We'll meet a variety of live animals as we learn all about animal coverings and why they're so important to animals' survival in this hair-raising class!
|FR011014||3-5 with one parent||January 10, 2014||10:30 am-noon
|AM011114||3-5 with one parent||January 11, 2014||FULL
|KA011114||6-7 parent optional||January 11, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB011114||8-9 parent optional||January 11, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
What in the world does "xenarthra" mean? It's the group of animals that sloths and armadillos belong to, and we've got both! Come meet our newest education animals, the screaming hairy armadillos, and check out their cousins the sloths in this X-citing class!
|FR020714||3-5 with one parent||February 7, 2014||10:30 am-noon
|AM020814||3-5 with one parent||February 8, 2014||10:30 am-noon|
|KA020814||6-7 parent optional||February 8, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB020814||8-9 parent optional||February 8, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
Everyone does it, including all the animals at the zoo! Some animals even put poop to good use, like our own Humboldt penguins! Come explore the wonders of poop in this stinker of a class!
|FR030714||3-5 with one parent||March 7, 2014||10:30 am-noon
|AM030814||3-5 with one parent||March 8, 2014||10:30 am-noon|
|KA030814||6-7 parent optional||March 8, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB030814||8-9 parent optional||March 8, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
Our zoo exhibits the smallest wild canine species in the world-the fennec fox! Come learn all about these small but amazing animals and watch our resident foxes get some treats in this ear-asistable class!
|FR040414||3-5 with one parent||April 4, 2014
|AM040514||3-5 with one parent||April 5, 2014||10:30 am-noon|
|KA040514||6-7 parent optional||April 5, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB040514||8-9 parent optional||April 5, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
Join us as we watch our tiger family romp and play in the cool spring weather! We'll see our tigers get some tasty treats, create a stripy craft, and find out what makes the tiger tops during this tiger-ific class!
|FR050214||3-5 with one parent||May 2, 2014
|AM050314||3-5 with one parent||May 3, 2014||10:30 am-noon|
|KA050314||6-7 parent optional||May 3, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB050314||8-9 parent optional||May 3, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
What in the world is a bug, anyways? We'll go on a bug safari, meet some insects up close and personal, and create a buggy craft in this crawly class!
|FR060614||3-5 with one parent||June 6, 2014
|AM060714||3-5 with one parent||June 7, 2014||10:30 am-noon|
|KA060714||6-7 parent optional||June 7, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB060714||8-9 parent optional||June 7, 2014||1:30-3:00 pm
For questions please call Liz Schmidt at (315) 435-8511 x205 or e-mail email@example.com.
Every participant under the age of 18 without a parent or legal guardian on the premises during the education program must have a signed consent and waiver form on file with the education department. This form will be kept on file for one (1) year, so you only need to fill it out once. If your child's medical history, including food allergy or activity restrictions changes, please notify the education department to update your file at 435-8511 ext. 205. To download the education program consent and waiver form, please click here.
If your child is enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a child on the wait list can fill the space. If there is no wait list for the session indicated, we cannot issue a refund. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund.
Please check the website throughout the throughout the school year for current Edventure Academy offerings!