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

Snow Leopard Days: Discounted Admission

January 2 - February 28
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy discounted admission to the zoo in winter! Bundle up to wander the Wildlife Trails and see animals playing in the snow , warm up in indoor exhibits, explore The Curious Cub Gift Shop and swing by the Jungle Cafe for a tasty treat or cup of hot cocoa. Winter is a great time to visit the zoo!

Teddy Bear Clinic

Wednesday, February 21
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to bring their teddy bear or other plush friend to a special Teddy Bear Clinic to get a checkup at the zoo. Our "vets" will give your stuffed animal a full examination and offer first aid if necessary. Treat your child to a temporary tattoo and your plush animal to a fun accessory on this special visit.

Free for members and with zoo admission -- Snow Leopard Days discount applies.

Super Hero Weekend

Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Kids, dress up as your favorite super hero for this super-fun day at the zoo! Tour our exhibits, learn about our super-powered animal friends and sharpen your skills in our Superhero Training Camp!

Free for members and with zoo admission - Snow Leopard Days discount applies.

Wizards Weekend

Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Calling all witches, wizards, house elves and goblins -- you're cordially invited to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an enchanted celebration! Dress as your favorite wizard character, hop on your broomstick and get ready for a spellbinding weekend of magical fun!

Wizard Passes: $8 members (zoo admission free to members) | $10 non-members, plus zoo admission at door. Children must have Wizard Pass to participate in event activities. Passes available online here.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturdays & Sundays, March 17,18, 24, 25 and 31
9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Come see the Easter Bunny, enjoy a delicious breakfast and some fun activities, meet an animal ambassador and visit the zoo, too! Bring your camera to get some photos at this adorable event!

Tickets: $15.95 members | $19.95 non-members includes zoo admission.  Reservations required; register online at or call (315) 435-8511 x113

Animal Egg-stravaganza

Sunday, March 25
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Watch the animals receive egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day as part of our animal enrichment program. Presenting new or unusual items to the animals sparks their curiousity and elicits their natural behaviors. Don't miss this egg-citing event!

Free for members and with zoo admission.

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 1   
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We invite you to join us for a wildly unique Easter celebration. Enjoy our delicious brunch buffet and a dessert table laden with pastries and a chocolate fountain. Our pint-sized guests will have their very own buffet featuring items created just for them. A cash bar will be available with a build-your-own Bloody Mary station, mimosas and Irish coffee. Round out your day with a meet-and-greet from an animal ambassador and a visit to the zoo.

Tickets: $29.95 adults | $14.95 children ages 4-12; ticket includes zoo admission
Children 3 and under are free
Advance reservations required; register here or call (315) 435-8511 x113

Under the Sea Day

Saturday, April 21 
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our new Octo-Maze children's bounce house opens for the season -- just in time for spring break! We'll celebrate with ocean-themed games, crafts, and a fun photo booth too! "Sea" you at the zoo!

Free for members and with zoo admission.

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come to our annual Earth Day celebration and learn about the zoo's efforts to sustain biodiversity and promote conservation. We'll have activities and demonstrations to show how you and your family can make a difference, too. Chat with zoo staff at keeper talks featuring some of the zoo's endangered species and visit "green" activity stations throughout the zoo.

Free for members and with zoo admission.

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