Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Adult Zoo Camp

Why should kids have all the fun? Immerse yourself in elevated zoo experiences guaranteed to inspire your inner child. Join our education staff for an afternoon of hands-on projects, themed tours, insider animal stories, engaging activities, and more, while you learn how the Rosamond Gifford Zoo provides exceptional care for all your favorite animals.

Grown Ups (18+) only! | 9 a.m.-Noon and/or 1-4 p.m.
Non-members: $60 | Members receive a 7% discount

Energizing Enrichment
Sunday, May 19
9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
No bored animals here! Zoo residents have all their needs provided for them – and that includes enrichment for physical and mental stimulation. Novel foods and experiences promote natural behaviors and are just as important as veterinary care and proper nutrition for the health of animals in human care. Find out how the staff at the RGZ encourages animals to climb, pounce, dig, sniff, stretch, and snooze – you might even pick up some enriching ideas for the animals in your own life.


How Do You Design a Zoo?
Saturday, June 8
9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why are the elephants in a different place than they used to be? Why do the Amur leopard and the black-and-white ruffed lemurs “alternate” in the same habitat? Why are the red wolves so hard to see in the summer? The design of a zoo contributes not only to your experiences as a visitor but also to the health and wellbeing of our animals. Discover what it takes to create extraordinary habitats through an exclusive look into our design process.


Conservation in Action
Saturday, July 20
TIME: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dive in to why are good zoos important, and what you can do to help. There is so much going on behind the scenes at the RGZ that helps enhance the wellbeing of our animals at the zoo and the wild populations. Join us and have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover what species survival plans we have in place and how you can conserve in your own home.


Designed to Survive
Saturday, September 28
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why do animals look the way they do? Why does an elephant have a trunk or an owl have a head that can turn 270 degrees? Find out the answer to all of these questions at Adult Zoo Camp. We will explore this topic along with behind the scenes experiences and the opportunity to design your own creatures based on real animal adaptations.


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