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.

Accepting Bottle and Can Donations

May 4, 2020


As a conservation-minded animal care facility, we look for as many possible ways to help keep our planet clean. We are also a 501(c)3 not for profit charitable organization that relies on donations of all kinds to continuously care for our animals. To that end, we are glad to accept donations of returnable cans and bottles! The process is simple to donate your cans and bottle:

-Head up to the Zoo parking lot and look for our Bottle and Can Donation receptacle to the right side of the lot

-You may also drop bags/boxes next to the A-frame sign in our entrance plaza area.

-If the main gate is closed (after 5pm or before 8am) feel free to leave bags at the gate.

Please take note: all areas of the Utica Zoo parking lot and entry area are under video surveillance. We ask that you do not attempt to enter the Zoo or loiter in the parking lot.


Thank you for thinking of us during the important time!