North/ American River Otter

North/ American River Otter

River otters are excellent swimmers and divers and are usually found no more than 10 yards from water. They can remain underwater for six to eight minutes.

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  • Discounted prices for Zoo Birthday Parties
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  • Free admission to our annual member appreciation event
  • Full color quarterly zoo publication, MyZoo Magazine

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For more zoo membership information, or for help finding a level that works for you, please call us at (315) 435-8511 x130 or x129.

Please note that only the named adults on the membership may use the membership card for admission. Valid ID for each named adult must be presented at admission.

Membership Categories

 Basic Levels

  • Individual $40: One named adult
  • Dual $55: Choose one of the following at time of purchase: two named adults OR one named adult PLUS one guest
  • Family $72: Two named adults and their children or grandchildren between the ages of 3-18
  • Family +1 $86 BEST VALUE: Same as above PLUS one guest per visit

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Senior Levels 

  • Senior Dual $45: Choose one of the following at the time of purchase: two named adults OR one named adult PLUS one guest (at least one named adult must be age 62 or older)
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Friends Levels 

  • Patron $135: All the benefits of a family membership, plus
    • 1 free guest per visit
    • 2 single-use guest passes
    • recognition in the annual report
    • invitation to exhibit previews
    • note card gift package
  • Supporting $250: All the benefits of a patron membership plus
    • 2 free guests per visit
    • invitation to donor recognition events
  • Sustaining $350: All the benefits of a supporting membership plus
    • invitation to an animal enrichment event

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Circle of Friends 

  • Combine the best of a Rosamond Gifford Zoo membership with essential support to the zoo and its programs by joining Circle of Friends!

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**Attention Utica & Watertown Zoo Members:
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo's reciprocal admission policy applies only to facilities accredited through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. At this time, the Utica and Watertown Zoos are not accredited and, therefore, their members do not receive free reciprocal admission to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Please check with your zoo regarding its AZA status. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Annual Member Appreciation Event

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:30 - 8 p.m.
FREE for members and Adopt parents
Additional tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 each
No RSVP required

Join Friends of the Zoo for an exclusive after-hours event for our members and Adopt parents! Enjoy live entertainment, keeper talks, animal encounters, raffles and complimentary refreshments.

The Curious Cub Gift Shop and Jungle Café will be open, or feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in our green outdoor space. 

Questions? Contact us at (315) 435-8511 x130 or x129.