We’re Open!

WE ARE OPEN TO ALL VISITORS! After more than 100 days of being closed, we have finally re-opened and are welcoming visitors from 10 am-4 pm every day! We can’t wait to see you!

Masks will be required while on-grounds, as well as social distancing measures. Visit UticaZoo.org/prepare for full details.

Fall Programming at Beaversprite

Friday Family Adventures
Join us every Friday morning at Beaversprite Nature Center for family fun! Each adventure begins with a story and related activity and/or craft, then it is out into the woods for a naturalist-led exploration. The fun starts at 11:00 AM and lasts approximately an hour. Pack a lunch and picnic at the nature center following the program. The fee is $5.00/child. This program will take place primarily outdoors so please plan accordingly. Pre-Registration for all programs is required and may be done by emailing mary.hall@uticazoo.org

Each week’s theme is below:
October 16th – Deer
October 23rd – Owls
October 30th – Spiders

Beaversprite Nature Center Drop-in Programs
The Beaversprite Nature Center will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every weekend in September and October. Self-directed activities and programs will be available and may include such things as scavenger hunts, live animals, crafts, bio-fact stations, etc. Stop in and enjoy fall in the peaceful woods of our 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary. It is free to use our trails and nature play area, but a $10.00/family donation is suggested for the nature center and programs. Look for our donation box at the trailhead near the backside of the Nature Center.


For everyone’s safety, and in compliance with guidance from New York State, the New York State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing practices must be followed. Masks must be worn when in the nature center, while at a program, and on the trails whenever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained between individuals or households.