Barred Tiger Salamander

Barred Tiger Salamander

The tiger salamander is a “species of special concern” in California and is “endangered” in New York State. They are beneficial to the environment as insect eaters.

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Catering at the Zoo

Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo Opportunities!

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo:

red wolf

Thursday, June 2
6:30-8 p.m.

$50 members; $55 non-members

Join us for a unique after hours experience at the zoo focusing on our zoo's magnificent endangered grey and red wolf species with a tour and keeper chat with the wolves' primary keepers. Guests will have the chance to go behind the scenes in the CORE area of the zoo to see the grey wolves' off exhibit holding area, followed by an enrichment experience for both the grey and red wolves. Zookeepers and education staff will be on hand to answer questions and interact with guests.

Twilight at the Zoo:
Elephant Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive

Thursday, June 30
6:30-8 p.m.

$60 members; $70 non-members


Join us for an exclusive experience featuring our amazing Asian elephants including a behind-the-scenes tour of Asian Elephant Preserve. Guests will have the chance to see our elephants up close and learn about the training and management of these majestic animals. We will also discuss the role the Rosamond Gifford Zoo plays in breeding Asian elephants to support conservation of this endangered species. This program will be an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about elephants from the staff who work with them firsthand.

Please Note: 
If you are trying to register for an education program and experience a technical difficulty with our online purchasing platform, contact the education department direct at (315) 435-8511 x206 or email us at for assistance. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please call (315) 435-8511 x124 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.