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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Catering at the Zoo

Art Gone Wild

Animal Art Exhibit
Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, November 17
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

View dozens of amazing works of art created by our animal artists as part of their enrichment training. The animals that enjoy interaction activities using non-toxic paint get rewards for putting paws -- or brushes -- to paper. The results are a unique reflection of each animal! 

Exhibit free with admission.

Reception, Art Sale & Auction
Friday, November 17
6 - 8 p.m.

This event allows the public to purchase a piece of animal art created by their favorite residents of the zoo, as a gift or keepsake that helps support the RGZ chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

$8 in advance at
$10 at the door
Free for age 12 & under

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays & Sundays, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17
9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children and their parents can celebrate the season at this annual holiday event. Dig in to a delicious breakfast buffet and share your holiday wishes with the jolly ol' elf himself - Santa Claus! Children can create a holiday craft with one of Santa's elves, write a letter to Santa and see the zoo, too! 

Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission.

$14 members | $18 non-members
Children 2 and under are free
Reservations required; register online at or call (315) 435-8511 x113

Holidays with the Animals

Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Help us celebrate the season with the animals as they receive their enrichment "gifts" to engage them and enhance their well-being. Zoo-goers can watch the animals open their presents, play with toys and treats that elicit their natural behaviors.

Free for members and with admission.

Noon Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come ring in the "noon" year at the zoo with entertainment, a dance party and New Year's celebration that keeps bed-time in mind -- complete with a countdown and sparkling juice toast at noon.

Free for members and with admission.

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