Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox

The fennec fox is a member of the canidae family, which includes foxes, wolves, dogs, coyotes and jackals. Weighing an average of 3.3 pounds, the fennec fox is one of the smallest canids. Despite its small size, it has very large ears, which helps it hear predators and prey.

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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

Turtle Time!            

Slow and steady wins the race, if you're a turtle! Turtles and tortoises are amazing creatures. Come learn all about these unique reptiles in this anything-but-slow class!

FR020615 3-5 with one parent February 6, 2014
10:30-12 pm
AM026715 3-5 with one parent February 7, 2014 10:30-12 pm
KA020715 6-7 parent optional February 7, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm
KB020715 8-9 parent optional February 7, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm


Monkey's and More!            

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, 2014
10:30-12 pm
AM030715 3-5 with one parent March 7, 2014 10:30-12 pm
KA030715 6-7 parent optional March 7, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm
KB030715 8-9 parent optional March 7, 2014 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, 2014
10:30-12 pm
AM032815 3-5 with one parent March 28, 2014 10:30-12 pm
KA032815 6-7 parent optional March 28, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm
KB032815 8-9 parent optional March 28, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm


For questions please call Ashlea at (315) 435-8511 x124 or e-mail avallejos@rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

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!