Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Founded in 1914, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is among
the top 10 percent of zoos in the country as an
accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is
dedicated to connecting people to the natural world by providing engaging guest
experiences, exceptional animal care, and unparalleled conservation education. 

Our distance learning programs will introduce you to a wide range of
topics including adaptations, habitats, life cycles, as well as many other
interesting and exciting topics to enrich the minds and hearts of all age


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Programs by Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Animal Myths Busted!

Can an owl turn its head all the way around? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Can turtles leave their shells? Find out by joining us as we present and analyze some myths and misconceptions about animals found at the zoo!


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At Home in My Biome

Mountains, deserts, tropical rainforests…these are just some of the places our animals call home. Discover some of the common biomes and how animals that live there have adapted to survive. 


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Oceans through the Eyes of Humpback Whales

Travel with us as humpback whales through the western Atlantic Ocean and learn all about them, as well as animals they see along their migration. We will showcase some marine animals at the zoo and round out the session with an activity at the end.


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Winter Warriors

How do some of your favorite animals survive in the wintertime?  Learn how some animals adjust to the cold, how some avoid it, and how others thrive and enjoy it. You might be surprised at just how many animals at Rosamond Gifford Zoo love the...


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Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Keirsten Frair
1 Conservation Place
Syracuse NY 13069
315-435-8511 X8531
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Rosamond Gifford Zoo cover:

Career Education
Fine Arts
Technology/Information Science