SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, June 2, 2023
Originating in the Netherlands at the Rotterdam Zoo in 1996, Dreamnight is an inclusive and educational cost-free evening for children with special health care needs and disabilities to enjoy the zoo. Every year on the first Friday in June more than 100,000 participants and their families and friends celebrate Dreamnight on six continents and in 23 countries around the world. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is the only zoo in New York to take part in this annual global celebration.
Since 2008, many Central New York organizations have worked with us to provide children in our community the opportunity to participate in Dreamnight. Tickets are provided to families served by these organizations and the number is limited to reduce any risk of exposure or overstimulation for the children who attend.
For more information, please contact Kim Arnold, Director of Education and Volunteer Services at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8569
Schedule of Events:
5:30 p.m. Animal greeter on the mezzanine
5:30-6:45 p.m. Mark Zane performance at the gazebo
5:45 p.m. Drew’s Magic at Explorer’s Outpost
6 p.m. Creature Chat Koala Outpost
6:15 p.m. The David Clark Learning Center Ensemble at the Animal Health Center
6:30 p.m. Creature Chat at the Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve
6:45 p.m. Drew’s Magic at Explorer’s Outpost
7 p.m. Creature Chat at Penguin Coast
7:15 p.m. The Trio performance at the Animal Health Center
7:00-7:45 p.m. Mark Zane performance at Penguin Coast
7:30 p.m. Creature Chat at Primate Park
Roaming performances by The Ballet and Dance Center
For more information, to sponsor or participate, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526