Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear gets its name from the distinctive rings of white or beige fur around its eyes. These markings stand out against the rest of the bear, which is usually black or dark brown, and look like eyeglasses (or spectacles).

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Catering at the Zoo

Seasonal Camps

School Break Zoo Camps

Kids off from school and you don't know what to do? Have them join us for these exciting zoo camp experiences! Campers will tour the zoo, see animals up close, play games and make awesome crafts. Come for one day, or all week! Pizza party lunch included!

Fee: Members $55 per child/Non-members $65 per child

Columbus Day Camp

ONE-DAY ZOO CAMP FOR AGES 6-11
Monday, October 8

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wild Wednesday

ONE DAY ZOO CAMP FOR AGES 6-11
Wednesday, November 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Holiday Zoo Camps 

ONE DAY ZOO CAMPS FOR AGES 6-11
Wednesday, December 26
Thursday, December 27
Friday, December 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Join us one, two or all three days as we explore the zoo, play games, make crafts and meet animals up close. 

Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of participants is needed to run all programs. For questions about any camp or to check avaliability, call (315) 435-8511 x8559.


Kids' Night Out

Looking for a night out?  Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal!  Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival, meet animals up close, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games throughout the night.

Friday, September 28 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Fee: Members $30/ Non-members $35 per child


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 call (315) 435-8511 x8559 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 x8559. To download the Education Program Consent and Waiver form, please click here.

Severe Weather Policy

All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps, and Twilights 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.

 

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