Spring Zoo Camp

Habitats and Homes (K – 3rd)

Wednesday, April 16th  9am – 3pm

Just like us, animals need a place to call home, whether it be a tree, cave, or pond. Together we’ll explore how and why animals live indifferent habitats.

Spring Has Sprung! (2nd – 5th)

Thursday, April 17th  9am – 3pm

As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures rise, animals get ready for Spring!  Join us as we learn all about how animals make way for the spring season!

$30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members

Spring Zoo Tales

Friday, April 18th 10:30am – 11:30am

Does your toddler love the zoo? Bring your young zoologist to the zoo and enjoy a special spring story, narrated with the help of some of our    animal friends! The program also includes a snack, activity, and admission to the zoo for the rest of the day!

$5.00 per child for members / $10.00 per child for non-members.

Pre-registration is required! If you have any questions or would like to pre-register, please call 315-738-0472 or email birthdayparties@uticazoo.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Our special Winter Zoo Adventures will be held tomorrow, Wednesday February 19th at 10:30am. To preregister, please contact birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or call 315-738-0472 ext. 36. We hope to see you there!

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The Utica Zoo’s education department has Zoo Camps for kids of all ages. The Zoo environment and animal themed fun make these camps popular and a great addition to any child’s day. Please pre-register for camps by calling the Zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or e-mail birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or Mary.hall@uticazoo.org. The ages are determined by what grade children will be attending in school this fall. Summer camps include:

 

Feathers, Scales, and Furry Tails

Pre-Kindergarten

Some animals are sticky, others are fuzzy, but every animal has a special covering!  Learn all about the different coverings animals have and why they feel the way they do!

Session 1: July 21st – July 25th      9:00am-12:00pm HALF DAY

Session 2: August 4th – August 8th    9:00am-12:00pm HALF DAY

 

Slither, Strut, Soar!

Pre-Kindergarten

Climbing, walking, flying, swimming; All animals need to get around somehow!  Learn all about the ways animals move and where they’re going in this half week session!

June 30th – July 2nd 9:00am – 12:00pm HALF DAY / HALF WEEK

 

Barnyard Bash

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Down on the farm, there’s lots of animals to meet; some you might not even expect!  Discover how animals, plants, and people all connect together on the farm!

Session 1: July 7th – July 11th     9:00am – 12:00pm HALF DAY

Session 2: July 21st – July 25th     1:00pm – 4:00pm HALF DAY

 

Conservation Club

2nd & 3rd Grade

Taking care of the Earth is an important job that is shared by people all around the world!  Learn how even the  smallest of steps can make a big difference!

Session 1: July 14th – July 18th     9:00am – 3:00pm FULL DAY

Session 2: August 11th – August 15th 9:00am – 3:00pm FULL DAY

 

Animal Myths and Legends

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

Cultures all around the world have passed down stories for generations about animals.  Explore the different myths and legends behind the animals here at the Zoo!

Session 1: July 28th – August 1s 9:00am – 3:00pm              FULL DAY

Session 2: August 18th – August 22nd  9:00am – 3:00pm FULL DAY

 

Zoo Camp Prices:

Half Week Sessions: $60.00 per Child for Members;  $75.00 per Child for Non-Members

Half Day Sessions: $100 per Child for Members;  $125 per Child for Non-Members

Full Day Sessions: $150 per Child for Members;  $175 per Child for Non-Members

 

Family discounts available for multiple kids!

All camps MUST be pre-registered for.

 

 

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Hours and Admisson

April 1 to October 31: Open 10AM until 4:45 PM
November 1 to 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

Zoo Blog

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    Wolf Awareness Week 10/12 to 10/18
    October 14, 2014

    It’s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo. Although they are essential to the health of the ecosystem and keeping herbivore populations in check, wolves have been the subject of intense persecution throughout the centuries, and most species are either threatened or endangered due to myths and misunderstandings. Less than 100 individuals currently live in the wild. Mexican wolves are the most endangered gray wolf subspecies in North America, and our three females; Bella, Sierra and Aztec, are among the last of their kind. After becoming extinct in the wild during the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves are finally making a small comeback in Arizona and New Mexico, but there is still a long way to go. The Utica Zoo has been Read More

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    New Female Red Panda – Ming Yue
    October 10, 2014

    The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today. Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit.

Upcoming Events

Nov
7
Fri
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – North American...
Stroller Safari – North American...
Nov 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - North American Trek
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour and an up close animal encounter. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. The class meets outside the auditorium at 10:30am.  
Nov
13
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Digging for Dinosaurs
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Nov
19
Wed
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.
Nov
20
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.

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