Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Hours and Admission

The zoo is open BY ADVANCE RESERVATION ONLY with the last reservations at 2:30 p.m. Doors close at 3 p.m.

Open exhibits are: Outdoor zoo and Domestic Animal Barn, Social Animals building, Zalie and Bob Linn Amur Leopard Woodland and Giant Pacific Octopus. The USS Antiquities cave, Diversity of Birds Aviary and Animal Adaptations/Nocturnal Animals remain closed to the public for now. 

Plan your visit during COVID-19.


Open 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 362 days a year
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day 

Spring is here, which means weekends and nice weather days will be in high demand, so our limited reservations may sell out in advance. Please don't wait until the last minute to make your reservation.  


Members: Make a reservation.

Non-Members: Purchase tickets.

Cash, personal checks with valid ID, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted.


Snow Leopard Days
January & February
General Pricing
(2 & under)     
$2.00 $5.00
$5.00 $9.00
$2.50 $5.00
U.S. Veterans &
Active Military*



*Effective April 1, 2015: Present U.S. military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification. Discount applies to the veteran or military member OR military spouse and up to 3 family members, for a maximum of 4 people. Veteran must be present to receive the discount.

**Youth 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or over) during their zoo visit.