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.
Who's the best chef at the zoo? The animals know! Come explore the zoo's diet kitchen, try some of the same foods the animals here at the zoo eat, and learn how all our animals stay fed in this delectable class!
|3-5 with one parent||Friday, April 8, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|3-5 with one parent||Saturday, April 9, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|6-7 parent optional||Saturday, April 9, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm|
|8-9 parent optional||Saturday, April 9, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm
Do you know the difference between horns and antlers? Why are hooves so important to the animals that have them? Come ‘hoof it’ on the Wild Life Trail with us and meet some of our newest hooved friends!
|3-5 with one parent||Friday, May 6, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|3-5 with one parent||Saturday, May 7, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|6-7 parent optional||Saturday, May 7, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm|
|8-9 parent optional||Saturday, May 7, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm
Friday May 13, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
Are you triskaidekaphobic? You won't have to knock on wood or cross your fingers to enjoy this exciting after-hours program! We'll explore some common animal myths, meet some animals up close, and make some good luck of our own as we explore the zoo after hours! This experience will include a zoo tour with an animal encounter, a lucky craft, and a superstitious snack!
Tuition per session
Members: $20 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child or child/adult pair
Why are frogs so amazing? Come explore the Zoo's frogs and other pond life as we meet some frogs up close and explore the zoo's wetland exhibits in this hoppin' fun program!
|3-5 with one parent||Friday, June 3, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|3-5 with one parent||Saturday, June 4, 2016||10:30-12 pm|
|6-7 parent optional||Saturday, June 4, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm|
|8-9 parent optional||Saturday, June 4, 2016||1:30-3:00 pm
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 (315) 435-8511 x124. 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. We will not issue rainchecks or transfers/credit.
Please check the website throughout the throughout the school year for current Edventure Academy offerings!