Ball Python

Ball Python

Due to heat sensing pits located along the upper jaw, ball pythons can easily find prey in complete darkness. The pits open at different angles which allows the snake to tell what direction warmth is coming from.

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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, 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 sessions for kids ages 6-10. 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.

Fees:

  • 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

Who's "Hoo?"

"Hoo" has big eyes, sharp talons, excellent hearing and haunting calls? Learn about how these birds stay up "owl" night long in this class!

Ages 3-5 with parent
Friday, January 6
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 3-5 with parent 
Saturday, January 7
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 6-7 parent optional
Saturday, January 7
1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 8-10 parent optional
Saturday, January 7
1:30-3 p.m.

Love is in the Air!

Join us as we learn the many ways animals show affection and care for their families. Your heart will skip-a-beat while we make Valentines for our loveable zoo animals we can’t “bear” to be without.

Ages 3-5 with parent
Friday, February 3
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 3-5 with parent
Saturday, February 4
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 6-7 parent optional
Saturday, February 4
1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 8-10 parent optional
Saturday, February 4
1:30-3 p.m.

Singing in the Rainforest

From the forest floor to the canopy and beyond, many unique and interesting plants and animals can be found here and nowhere else. Come discover the sounds and colors of this diverse ecosystem.

Ages 3-5 with parent 
Friday, March 3
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 3-5 with parent 
Saturday, March 4
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 6-7 parent optional 
Saturday, March 4
1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 8-10 parent optional 
Saturday, March 4
1:30-3 p.m.

Pollination Party

Remember your three B’s: birds, bats and bees! Come learn what all the BUZZZ is about as we discover important pollinators in this class among the flowers and trees.

Ages 3-5 with parent 
Friday, April 7
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 3-5 with parent 
Saturday, April 8
10:30 a.m.-noon

Ages 6-7 parent optional 
Saturday, April 8
1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 8-10 parent optional 
Saturday, April 8
1:30-3 p.m.

Become an Edventure Academy graduate! Each child who attends 6 or more classes during the 2016-17 school year is invited to attend the Edventure Academy graduation ceremony during our annual Member Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 28. Join the distinguished alumni of this fabulous program!

Twilight at the Zoo: Family Edition

 

Family Twilight: Survivor! Zoo Style

Friday, December 9
6:30-8 p.m.
Members: $20 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child/adult pair

For prey species, avoiding predators is a key part of survival. To protect themselves, these animals have developed amazing adaptations! Join us as we explore our animals' defenses-because no one wants to end up as dinner.

Ages 3-10 with parent 

Family Twilight: Animal Artists

Friday, March 24
6:30-8 p.m.
Members: $20 per child/adult pair
Non-members: $25 per child/adult pair

Wild about art? Our animals use their trunks, paws, hooves and brushes to paint like Picasso. Roll up your sleeves, bring a smock and join us as we paint like animals and watch an animal artist create a masterpiece!

Ages 3-10 with parent 

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 (315) 435-8511 x205. 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!

Onondaga County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Links: Onondaga County's policy, complaint process, and language assistance or disability access issues.