Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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School Groups and Tours

About School and Tour Groups

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo welcomes group visits via prior arrangement. For your convenience, we ask that you make reservations prior to your arrival so that we may expedite the admission process, ensuring that the members of your group have time to visit our facility. Group discounts are available; see below. Reservations can be made by calling (315) 435-8511 x8512.   

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is pleased to offer tours to visitors by prior arrangement. Our team of education volunteers have a wealth of information about the zoo and its animals. We also may offer inclusive tours which include biofacts (animal artifacts) to assist our visitors with a tactile and personal experience that will benefit guests of all ages and abilities. Tours are $1 per person, plus admission for non-members. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling (315) 435-8511 x8512.  

School Group Rates

School Group rate requires a prior reservation and is for pre-school-12th grade. This rate also applies to sanctioned youth groups such as scouts, church youth groups, and nursery schools. One chaperone is required for every 7 students.

Students - $1.50
Adult chaperones exceeding the required number- $6.00
Seniors - $4.00
Children 2 and under - Free
School groups must make reservations at least two weeks in advance and may do so by calling (315) 435-8511 x8512.

Non School Group Rates 

Groups of 20-100 paying visitors 

Youth (3-17) - $3.75
Adults (age 18 to 61) - $6.00
Seniors (62+) - $3.75
Children 2 and under - Free

Groups of 101-250 paying visitors

Youth (3-17) - $3.25
Students (16-21 with ID) - $3.75
Adults (age 18 to 61) - $5.00
Seniors (62+) - $3.25
Children 2 and under - Free

Groups of 251-500 paying visitors

Youth (3-17) - $3.00
Students (16-21 with ID) - $3.25
Adults (age 18 to 61) - $4.50
Seniors (62+) - $2.75
Children 2 and under - Free

Groups of over 500 paying visitors

Youth (3-17) - $2.50
Students (16-21 with ID) - $2.75
Adults (age 18 to 61) - $3.75
Seniors (62+) - $2.25
Children 2 and under - Free

There are several ways to purchase group rate tickets:

Option 1: All members of the group arrive at the zoo at the same time on the same day. One form of payment is required at the ticket booth at the time of arrival.  Please make reservations for your group by calling (315) 435-8511 x8512 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Option 2: A representative for the group may take pre-orders and purchase the exact number of tickets needed by the group. The ticket price is based on the total number of tickets purchased and no refunds will be issued for unused tickets.  Payment is made in advance in exchange for tickets which may then be distributed to members of the group. Tickets may be used at any time and do not have an expiration date. To purchase advance sale group rate tickets, call (315) 435-8511 x8512 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

 

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