Egyptian Fruit Bat

Egyptian Fruit Bat

Fruit bats are in the “megabat” family. Unlike most megabats, the Egyptian fruit bats uses echo-location for navigating in darkness. They produce sounds with their tongues that resemble a series of clicks to the human ear.

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Hours and Admission

Hours

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

Admission

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

 

Snow Leopard Days
January & February
General Pricing
March-December
Children
      (2 & under)     
FREE FREE
Youth
(3-18)
$2.00 $4.00
Adult
(19-61)
$4.00 $8.00
Seniors
(62+)
$2.50 $5.00
Veterans &
Active Military*


FREE FREE

*Effective Jan. 1, 2014: Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification. Also applies to immediate family members.

School Group Rates

 

School Groups of 20 or more paying individuals with a prior reservation; for K-12 only. One chaperone is required for every 7 students.

  • Youth (3-18) - $2.00
  • Adult chaperones exceeding the required number- $7.00
  • 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 x100.

Non School Group Rates


Groups of 20-100 paying visitors

  • Youth (3-18) - $3.25
  • Adults (age 19 to 61) - $7.00
  • Seniors (62+) - $4.25
  • Children 2 and under - Free

Groups of 101-250 paying visitors

  • Youth (3-18) - $3.00
  • Adults (age 19 to 61) - $6.50
  • Seniors (62+) - $4.00
  • Children 2 and under - Free

Groups of 251+ paying visitors

  • Youth (3-18) - $2.75
  • Adults (age 19 to 61) - $6.00
  • Seniors (62+) - $3.75
  • 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 x100 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Option 2: A representative for the group will take pre-orders and will 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 received in advance of the visit in exchange for tickets which are then 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 x100 at least two weeks prior to your visit.

 

Please note: The Rosamond Gifford Zoo does not refund admission or provide "rain checks" because of weather.