Next Monday, the Syracuse Zoo turns 100 years old and it is inviting the community to its centennial celebration.
Onondaga County is re-dedicating the zoo back to the community, and organizers want to make Monday, July 14, the zoo's best day ever.
It's lowering admission to just $1 dollar for that day.
Guests may enter a raffle drawing to win a behind the scenes tour at the zooâ??s popular tiger, penguin, or elephant exhibits.
The raffle drawings will be held later this month and in August.
A grand prize drawing will take place after Labor Day for a behind-the-scenes experience at all three exhibits.
When the zoo first opened in 1914, it was a red barn with just four acres of land.