Red Fox

Red Fox

Though it is called a red fox, this canine can be red, black and a number of shades in between. Both an opportunistic scavenger and a skilled hunter of small animals, the red fox has adapted the technique of sometimes catching its prey and burying it in snow or dirt for consumption at a later time.

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Edventure Academy


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.

Edventure Academy

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.


  • Members: $18 per child/one adult pair per session
  • Non-members: $23 per child/one adult pair per session
  • $12 for each additional child or adult (member or non) in the same session

Rockin' 'Rep'tember!        

Slither, creep or crawl into this cold-blooded class as we explore the zoo's reptiles with a personal tour of the "cave," make a reptilian craft, and even meet some of your favorite reptiles up close and personal!

FR091115 3-5 with one parent September 11, 2015
10:30-12 pm
AM009125 3-5 with one parent September 12, 2015 10:30-12 pm
KA091215 6-7 parent optional September 12, 2015 1:30-3:00 pm
KB091215 8-9 parent optional September 12, 2015 1:30-3:00 pm

Fake it to Make it!        

Pranksters, tricksters, and animal dupes! Join us as we investigate the ultimate animal tricksters at the zoo. We'll meet some animal pranksters up close, create a CON-ing craft, and search the zoo for the sneakiest of creatures. You won't want to miss these animal shenanigans!

FR100215 3-5 with one parent October 2, 2015
10:30-12 pm
AM100325 3-5 with one parent October 3, 2015 10:30-12 pm
KA100315 6-7 parent optional October 3, 2015 1:30-3:00 pm
KB100315 8-9 parent optional October 3, 2015 1:30-3:00 pm


Twilight at the Zoo: The Crepuscular Crowd!

Friday September 18, 2015 from 6:30-8pm

This program is FULL.

This unique experience will give your family the opportunity to explore the zoo in the evening with a zoo educator and learn all about the crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) animals that call our zoo home! Your experience includes a personal tour of some of the best areas in the zoo to spot crepuscular animals, crazy craft, and sensational snack.

Tuition per session
Members: $20 per child or child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child or child/adult pair

Consent and Waiver Policy

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.

Cancellation Policy

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!