The event team at the zoo serves as your partners in navigating through such a tough time. We are your supporters and we are managing situations on a very personal basis. To our current clients, as you know, we are with you every step of the way. To our prospective clients, we cannot wait to meet you and work with you to ensure the event of your dreams in the future. Be well, be safe, and thank you for your kind support for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

Brittany, Stephanie and Mary

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is closed through May

Due to state and county public health directives in response to COVID-19, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is temporarily closing until further notice.

All zoo events and education programs are cancelled through April. Anyone who has already purchased admission to a paid event or program will be contacted by zoo personnel to discuss your options.

Please follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram – and visit the zoo website, zoo events site and Catering at the Zoo website for updates.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation! We look forward to seeing you again once this crisis subsides. As soon as the county reopens our doors, we’ll be back with a full slate of fun activities and educational opportunities to have the best day ever at your zoo.

Most importantly, the County Executive is reminding members of the public to come together, stay calm and not let the anxiety of the situation win. People are reminded to wash their hands and exercise responsible social distancing.


Are you looking for a unique location for your next big event?

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo has been hosting wedding and baby showers, birthday, anniversary and graduation parties since 2004. We provide the ideal setting for groups from 50 to 3000 on our lush, 43 acre property conveniently located in Syracuse’s historic Tipperary Hill neighborhood. You can make your party extra special by booking one of our charming animal ambassadors to greet your guests.

We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to help you create a wildly unique gathering that your guests will be talking about for a long time to come.  

What our clients say...

  • Thank you for making the baby shower such a success. The food was wonderful, the room was perfect, and the staff helped with everything we needed. We could not have chosen a better place than the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for our celebration!

    Donna Jarrett​

  • I want to tell you how absolutely wonderful the entire event was! We had so many people who gave us crazy looks when we said “bridal shower at the zoo” and how many positive reactions we had during the party. Almost every person who left said how wonderful the entire shower was and how surprised they were that this existed at the zoo. The staff was helpful, friendly and stayed right on top of everything. There was always someone available for any question or need that we had. The whole event was seamless and wonderfully executed. Thank you!

    Courtney Gauthier