Red Panda

Red Panda

Though their names are similar, the red panda and giant panda are only very distantly related by a common ancestor that can be traced back to tens of millions of years ago. Both species were identified as pandas as the word “panda” means “bamboo eater,” and bamboo is a primary part of both the red panda’s and the giant panda’s diet.

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Seasonal Camps

For Summer Zoo Camp, click HERE.

Spring Break Camps

Looking for something fun and educational to do over spring break? Join us for school break zoo camp! Camp topics will vary each day (see below). You can expect zoo tours, animal interactions, crafts, snacks and activities as we explore the zoo. All day campers must pack a lunch. Come for one day or all week! Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of participants is needed to run all programs.

All Spring Break camps run Monday, April 21 through Friday April 25.

Spring Topics: Monday, Wet 'n Wild Animals; Tuesday (Earth Day), Protect our Planet; Wednesday, Fabulous Food Chains; Thursday, Animals Inside Out; Friday, The Nose Knows

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Morning Sessions, Ages 3-5 All Sessions are Full.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday
$21 per child per day, members | $31 per child per day, non-members

These sessions are limited to only 8 campers per day!
**All campers MUST be potty-trained to attend this camp!**

All Day Sessions, Ages 6-8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday only; all other days are full
$42 per child per day, members | $52 per child per day, non-members
Campers must pack a lunch!

All Day Sessions, ages 9-12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday Tuesday through Friday
$42 per child per day, members | $52 per child per day, non-members
Campers must pack a lunch!

Sessions fill fast, sign up today!

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Minimum number of participants required to hold camp. Reservations are required. For more information, please call Ashlea at (315) 435-8511 x124 or email

If you prefer to pay by check via mail, please download the registration form here and mail it to the address listed on the form.

Camp Registration and FAQs

We strongly encourage you to register online. Registrations mailed in will be filled in the order in which they are received.

If the session you want is filled, please e-mail Ashlea at to be placed on a wait list. All registrations received after camp sessions are full will be held on a wait list. If payment has been made with a personal check/money order, it will be returned to you after the date of the camp has passed. If space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. Spaces that open will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Reservations are required for all programs. There is limited space in each program so please register early.  A minimum number of registrants is required to run each program.  We reserve the right to cancel a program if the minimum number of registrants is not met. If the zoo cancels the camp session due to lack of enrollment or severe weather, a full refund or program credit will be given.

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.

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.

Severe Weather Policy

All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps, and overnights will run as scheduled unless the zoo has been closed by order of Onondaga County administration. Sorry, but no refunds or rain checks will be given for "no shows" for any reason.

For questions about any camp or to check avaliability, contact Ashlea Vallejos at (315) 435-8511 x124.