Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish

The queen angelfish is one of the most beautiful reef fish in the ocean.It is brilliantly colored in iridescent blue and yellow and has a dark ringed spot on its forehead that resembles a crown, hence its name.

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Catering at the Zoo


In times like these when every dollar counts, there is simply no better value for family entertainment. With your membership you'll get 362 days of good times and memorable outings at the zoo. 


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Benefits include:

If you would like to mail in your payment click here for your membership application today!

Do you belong to AAA? Call us for current partner benefits.

Memberships make great raffle prizes! (Membership purchase required.)

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

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 $42: One named adult
  • Dual $58: Choose one of the following at time of purchase: two named adults OR one named adult PLUS one guest
  • Family $75: Two named adults and their children or grandchildren between the ages of 3-18
  • Family +1 $90 BEST VALUE: Same as above PLUS one guest per visit

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Senior Levels 

  • Senior Dual $48: 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)
  • Grandparent $65: Two named adults and their grandchildren between the ages of 3-18 (At least one named adult must be age 62 or older)

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Friends Levels 

  • Patron $145: All the benefits of a family membership, plus
    • 1 free guest per visit
    • 2 single-use guest passes
    • Note card gift package
    • Recognition in the annual report
    • Invitation to exhibit previews
    • VIP access at the Annual Member Appreciation Event
  • Supporting $265: All the benefits of a patron membership plus
    • 1 additional free guest per visit (2 guests total)
  • Sustaining $375: All the benefits of a supporting membership plus
    • Docent led tour of the zoo

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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!

    Circle of Friends members support the zoo and our animals while enjoying exclusive benefits, including all the privileges of membership plus VIP animal encounters, additional guests per visit and more. Click here to learn more.

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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 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 28, 2017
5:30 - 8 p.m.
FREE for members and Adopt parents only
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. 

Members and Adopt parents may purchase additional tickets for their guests at the door for $10 each.

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

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