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.
Join us as we explore our zoo's most social animals, from magnificent monkeys to leapin' lemurs, and learn about the training and enrichment that the zookeepers do with them every day! We'll tour the social animal area of the zoo, meet a keeper or two, make a swingin' craft, and have a monkey themed snack! If you love monkeys, you'll go bananas over this class!
|FR030615||3-5 with one parent||March 6, 2015
|AM030715||3-5 with one parent||March 7, 2015||10:30-12 pm|
|KA030715||6-7 parent optional||March 7, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB030715||8-9 parent optional||March 7, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm
Did you know the zoo has 5 different kids of cats, from one of the world's smallest wild cats to the largest! Learn all about these furry felines, make a catty craft and watch a terrific cat enrichment in this hands-on program!
|FR032715||3-5 with one parent||March 27, 2015
|AM032815||3-5 with one parent||March 28, 2015||10:30-12 pm|
|KA032815||6-7 parent optional||March 28, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB032815||8-9 parent optional||March 28, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm
Sharpen your beaks, flex your talons, and join us for this high flyin' class as we learn all about the birds of prey that call our zoo home! We'll tour the zoo, make a raptor-riffic craft, and meet some amazing birds up close and personal-you won't want to miss it!
|FR050115||3-5 with one parent||May 1, 2015
|AM050215||3-5 with one parent||May 2, 2015||10:30-12 pm|
|KA050215||6-7 parent optional||May 2, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB0050215||8-9 parent optional||May 2, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm
From snow leopards to red pandas, many animals call the Himalayas their home. Whether they're leaping from cliff tops or climbing up trees these amazing creatures are on top of the world! Join us as we explore this mysterious mountain habitat and discover all of the stealthy creatures who live there.
|FR060515||3-5 with one parent||June 5, 2015
|AM060515||3-5 with one parent||June 6, 2015||10:30-12 pm|
|KA060515||6-7 parent optional||June 6, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm|
|KB060515||8-9 parent optional||June 6, 2015||1:30-3:00 pm
Friday June 19, 2015 from 6:30-8pm
Sprinklers, lawn mowers, and long sunny days can mean only one thing- summer's back! Join us as we celebrate the longest day of the year right here at the zoo! This evening event is fun for the whole family. Guests will enjoy a sunset stroll along the Wildlife Trails led by a zoo educator, create a fabulous craft, and enjoy a solstice-inspired snack!
Tuition per session
Members: $20 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child or child/adult pair
For questions please call Ashlea at (315) 435-8511 x124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 124. 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!