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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: $16 per child/one adult pair per session
  • Non-members: $21 per child/one adult pair per session
  • $10 for each additional child or adult (member or non) in the same session

Family Twilight: Winter Wonderland!

Friday December 12, 6:30-8 pm

This program is FULL!
To be added to the wait list, please email Ashlea!

The zoo keepers have gone home, the sun has set, and the moon is reflecting off the snow. It's the zoo after dark! Put on your winter coats and your night vision goggles and join us as we explore the zoo after hours! This unique experience will give your family the opportunity to visit the zoo in the evening with a zoo educator and learn all about how animals survive during winter. This experience will include a personal tour of some of the best areas in the zoo to spot animals, a winter-inspired craft and a sensational snack!

Pricing: $16 for the first child (member) $21 (non-member), $10 per each additional child; parents FREE with paid child!

3-2-1 Contact!            Reserve Now

From fuzzy alpacas to giant rabbits to cheeky chickens, the contact barn is a happenin’ place! Join us as we explore all the new animals living in the contact barn in this touchable class! 

FR120514 3-5 with one parent December 5, 2014
10:30-12 pm
AM120614 3-5 with one parent December 6, 2014 10:30-12 pm
KA120614 6-7 parent optional December 6, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm
KB120614 8-9 parent optional December 6, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm


Colorful Creatures!            Reserve Now

Red, and green, and gold, and blue, so many colors at the zoo! Whether they are standing out or blending in animals of all colors call our zoo home! Come and learn all about our most vibrant zoo creatures, create a colorful craft, and meet some amazing critters up close and personal in this fabulous technicolor class!

FR010915 3-5 with one parent January 9, 2014
10:30-12 pm
AM011015 3-5 with one parent January 10, 2014 10:30-12 pm
KA011015 6-7 parent optional January 10, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm
KB011015 8-9 parent optional January 10, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm


For questions please call Ashlea at (315) 435-8511 x124 or e-mail

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.

Please check the website throughout the throughout the school year for current Edventure Academy offerings!