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Event list

Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

April 12
Looking for a night out? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival, learn about animals, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games all night ...
Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out
Adult Zoo Camp

Adult Zoo Camp

April 14
The Deal on Diets Did you know every penguin at the zoo is hand-fed an exact number of fish, that elephants love jellybeans, and that the eggs our chickens lay are fed to other animals? Learn how ...
Adult Zoo Camp
Zoo Run Run

Zoo Run Run

April 14
Get out and get moving on behalf of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on April 14 at our annual 5K zoo run! Join the race as a lone wolf, or build a team and run with the pack and help support the zoo’s ...
Zoo Run Run
Novelis Party for the Planet: Earth Day Clean Up

Novelis Party for the Planet: Earth Day Clean Up

April 19
The first of a two-day celebration of Planet Earth - Clean Up, Create, and Connect! We invite the community to help spruce up the zoo grounds. Sign up for “Clean Up” to help with weeding, ra ...
Novelis Party for the Planet: Earth Day Clean Up
Novelis Party for the Planet

Novelis Party for the Planet

April 20
The zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration brings dozens of conservation groups and thousands of visitors to the zoo to spotlight nature conservation and saving species. The event features animal demon ...
Novelis Party for the Planet
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

April 22 - April 26
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26 Join us for a dive deep into the incredible world of animals for a full day of Zoo Camp! Each camp day is different, allowing your child to explore something new ...
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

April 23 - April 26
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26 Join us for a dive deep into the incredible world of animals for a full day of Zoo Camp! Each camp day is different, allowing your child to explore something new ...
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

April 24 - April 26
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26 Join us for a dive deep into the incredible world of animals for a full day of Zoo Camp! Each camp day is different, allowing your child to explore something new ...
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

April 25 - April 26
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26 Join us for a dive deep into the incredible world of animals for a full day of Zoo Camp! Each camp day is different, allowing your child to explore something new ...
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps

April 26
Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26 Join us for a dive deep into the incredible world of animals for a full day of Zoo Camp! Each camp day is different, allowing your child to explore something new ...
Ages 6-12: Spring Break One Day Zoo Camps
Adult Zoo Camp

Adult Zoo Camp

April 29
The Deal on Diets Did you know every penguin at the zoo is hand-fed an exact number of fish, that elephants love jellybeans, and that the eggs our chickens lay are fed to other animals? Learn how ...
Adult Zoo Camp
Adult Zoo Camp

Adult Zoo Camp

April 29
Extraordinary Healthcare What happens at the zoo when a surprise elephant twin is born, a big cat needs physical therapy, or a newborn monkey needs round-the-clock bottle feeding? Animals at t ...
Adult Zoo Camp
LGBTQ+ Family Day of Visibility

LGBTQ+ Family Day of Visibility

May 5
Join us for a special day celebrating the rainbow of families in our community! Enjoy special keeper talks, exhibitors, entertainment, activities and much more!
LGBTQ+ Family Day of Visibility
Wild Beginnings: Scurry, Gallop, and Climb - How Animals Move

Wild Beginnings: Scurry, Gallop, and Climb - How Animals Move

May 6
Join the education team for a three-week program tailored just for the little ones, ages 12 to 36 months. Each themed class includes animal biofacts, nature-themed sensory play, a story and hands on ...
Wild Beginnings: Scurry, Gallop, and Climb - How Animals Move
Senior Citizens Appreciation Day presented by Hill Insurance Service, LLC

Senior Citizens Appreciation Day presented by Hill Insurance Service, LLC

May 8
Free admission for seniors 62+ from 8:30 a.m. – Noon Join us for a special early-morning experience at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo created especially for senior citizens(62+)! Register ahead to re ...
Senior Citizens Appreciation Day presented by Hill Insurance Service, LLC
Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

May 10
Looking for a night out? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival, learn about animals, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games all night ...
Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out
Ages 3-6: Animal Myths and Legends - Do Dragons Exist?

Ages 3-6: Animal Myths and Legends - Do Dragons Exist?

May 11
Join the education team for programs tailored just for your age group. These programs are perfect for home-schooled children or anyone wild about learning! Do you know a child that is curious about ...
Ages 3-6: Animal Myths and Legends - Do Dragons Exist?
Ages 6-12: EcosySTEM Explorers

Ages 6-12: EcosySTEM Explorers

May 11
The Mechanics of Animal Movement Learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has never been more exciting! Join us for hands-on fun connecting to the animal world. This class uses ...
Ages 6-12: EcosySTEM Explorers
Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

May 12
Join the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for Mother's Day Brunch! Sunday, May 12 9: a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Members: $32.95 adults; $15.95 youth aged 3-12 ...
Mother's Day Brunch
Family Edventures: Nature's Kitchen

Family Edventures: Nature's Kitchen

June 1
Foraging for Edible Plants and Creating Animal Diets A learning adventure for everyone! Whether it’s touring the zoo, playing games, making crafts or meeting animal ambassadors, this family-fri ...
Family Edventures: Nature's Kitchen
Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out

June 14
Looking for a night out? Drop your kids off at the zoo to party like an animal! Kids will enjoy pizza upon arrival, learn about animals, tour the zoo after hours, make crafts and play games all night ...
Ages 6-12: Kids’ Night Out
Tee Off FORE the Animals Golf Tournament

Tee Off FORE the Animals Golf Tournament

June 24
Spend a late-spring day playing golf for a very worthy cause on one of the most coveted golf courses in the state of New York – the elegant and historic Bellevue Country Club. Designed by the wor ...
Tee Off FORE the Animals Golf Tournament
Penguin Palooza!

Penguin Palooza!

July 7
Kids of all ages enjoy this ice cream party around the zoo’s Penguin Coast exhibit, featuring an incredible array of fun activities, entertainment, free ice cream, kid-friendly foods, music, face ...
Penguin Palooza!
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

August 2
This popular, annual beer-tasting fundraiser features a selection of regional craft beers, wines and cocktails. You'll enjoy a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment throughout the zoo, a ...
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!
Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

August 17
This annual event celebrates the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Asian elephant herd and the cultural traditions of their native countries in South Asia. Friends of the Zoo and the zoo’s elephant team p ...
Asian Elephant Extravaganza
Fall Conservation Bash

Fall Conservation Bash

September 12
Celebrate Conservation in Action! SAVE THE DATE! - Thursday, September 12 | 6-9 p.m. The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Board of Directors invite you to join us for an elegant, autumn even ...
Fall Conservation Bash
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 12 - October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 13 - October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 19 - October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 20 - October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 26 - October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the w ...
Zoo Boo
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 6 - December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 7 - December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 13 - December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 14 - December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 20 - December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights

December 21
SAVE THE DATES! Fridays and Saturdays in December | 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonder ...
Holiday Nights
Noon Year's Eve

Noon Year's Eve

December 31
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, December 31, 2024 | 10 a.m. - Noon Noon Year’s Eve is a kid-friendly celebration that allows youngsters to experience all the fun of welcoming a new year while keepin ...
Noon Year's Eve
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