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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.

2nd Annual Bourbon and Blues

February 1, 2020


Save the date for the 2nd Annual Utica Zoo Bourbon and Blues on Friday, October 2, 2020! This year’s featured live auction item is a spot in the 2021 Holland Farms Bakery and Deli “Jelly Bun Month” commercial!

Join the Utica Zoo for a uniquely different event to directly benefit the nutritional and dietary needs of our animals from November through April. The Utica Zoo is proud to present Bourbon and Blues, an upscale event featuring sumptuous bourbons and other fine spirits, evocative blues and dueling pianos, handcrafted cigars, and delectable fare curated within our manicured water garden and pavilion terrace. Learn about NYS bourbons from several state bourbon distilleries, as well as a food and bourbon pairing, feel the excitement of a live auction, enjoy a live hand-rolled cigar in our cigar lounge, and bring home a hand-drawn caricature to remember the elegant evening. Valet parking and coat check will be available.

All proceeds from Bourbon and Blues will go directly towards the nutritional and dietary needs from November through April of the over 200 animals who call the Utica Zoo home.

Thank you to our first year event sponsors: Total Solutions, Street Corner Urban Market, Carbone Subaru of Utica, Confidata, One Realty, Alicia M. Brockway, and Widdicombe. For photos and a video message from Executive Director Andria Heath, visit www.uticazoo.org/bourbonthankyou