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Discover Wild Animals From Across the World at the Utica Zoo!

Catch the roar of the lions on African Alley (near the African vulture!). Then watch Merlin the Peacock strutting around the beautiful grounds. Don’t be surprised if Merlin joins you for a stroll! And make sure to visit Boomer the Ostrich, who can sprint up to 43 miles an hour, bounding 10 to 16 feet in one stride. Can you keep up?

Unlike any other experience in Utica, Rome, or the Mohawk Valley, you’ll get closer than ever to live wild animals at the Utica Zoo. From Africa and Asia, from Canada and South America; the animals at the Zoo are here and just waiting to meet you! Located in Roscoe-Conkling Park, we’re just off the beautiful Memorial Parkway in South Utica. Open year round, rain or shine or…snow! Come explore and meet our animals today!

Questions? Call 315-738-0472 or email



Hit the Links!

Join us Wednesday August 20th for the only golf tournament you'll only be asked to golf in once every 100 years.


It's back! Brewfest at the Utica Zoo celebrates with 100 beers for 100 years! Sampling, live music and more! Saturday, August 2 from 6-9PM. Get your tickets NOW and save $5!

100th Birthday

Join us as Indium Corporation presents the Utica Zoo’s 100th Birthday Celebration! With free admission for all, everyone is invited to this Birthday of the century!

Get Learning

Teachers, Groups leaders, and of all ages will discover a world of animals! Get complete programs listings for your class or group

Adopt an Animal

Support the Zoo with an adoption of your favorite furry friend! Check out the perks of being a Zoo Parent today!

Join the Club

Join the wildest club in town! Find membership benefits and join us year round for tons of Zoo fun! Home to Guiness Book of World Records largest watering can!

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Hours & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

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