Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Hours and Admission

Important Update:

The Avian Influenza virus has been detected in New York state. As a precautionary measure to protect our endangered species, outdoor birds at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be safely quarantined off exhibit and the Diversity of Birds exhibit area will be temporarily closed to the public. In addition, the courtyard pond will be drained to discourage migratory birds from landing.

Avian Influenza, or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), occurs every year and spreads during the migratory season. Avian influenza is caused by an influenza type A virus that can infect poultry (such as chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, domestic ducks, geese, and guinea fowl) and is primarily carried by free-flying waterfowl such as ducks, geese, and shorebirds.

Wild birds can be infected with HPAI and show no signs of illness. They can carry the disease to new areas when migrating, potentially exposing domestic poultry to the virus. Bird species residing at the zoo are also at risk.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recent HPAI detections in birds do not present an immediate public health concern. No human cases of these avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States. 

We appreciate your understanding as we fulfill our mission of saving species and protecting the animals under our care.

The USS Antiquities Cave/Aquarium is now open.

Plan your visit.


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


Non-Members: Reservations are no longer required but you may Purchase E-tickets for speedy entry. 

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.