Utica Zoo Calendar: Events, Programs, & Activities

Sep
27
Thu
Fall Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Flying South @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fall Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Flying South @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Flying South–What do you do when your feathers start to freeze? Fly south for the winter! Join zoo educators and a few of our migrating friends to learn all about the animals that head south for the winter. Make a bird and nest to take home.

Young children are natural scientists; curious about the world and how it works. You can foster that sense of wonder and curiosity at the Utica Zoo’s preschool STEM Academy. We will introduce your little leaners to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by engaging them in age appropriate activities that focus on conservation, habitats, and animals. Classes will be interactive and may include live animal encounters, stories, crafts, activities and nature play.

Zoo Adventure classes are geared towards learners ages 3 to 5 but younger siblings are welcome. The fun starts at 10:30am in the Auditorium.

The cost is $7.00/child for members, $7.00/child plus admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child.

Save money and pay for a full session up front at a discounted rate! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, contact Mary Hall at mary.hall@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 26.

Oct
11
Thu
Fall Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Going Nuts @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fall Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Going Nuts @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Going Nuts–Get ready to be a squirrel and gather nuts for the winter. Fall is a busy time for animals that stay around for the winter. We will be scurrying around the zoo searching for acorns and meeting a few animals that are also busy getting ready for winter.

Young children are natural scientists; curious about the world and how it works. You can foster that sense of wonder and curiosity at the Utica Zoo’s preschool STEM Academy. We will introduce your little leaners to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by engaging them in age appropriate activities that focus on conservation, habitats, and animals. Classes will be interactive and may include live animal encounters, stories, crafts, activities and nature play.

Zoo Adventure classes are geared towards learners ages 3 to 5 but younger siblings are welcome. The fun starts at 10:30am in the Auditorium.

The cost is $7.00/child for members, $7.00/child plus admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child.

Save money and pay for a full session up front at a discounted rate! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, contact Mary Hall at mary.hall@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 26.

Docent Training Course @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM
Docent Training Course @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Utica Zoo is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of docents!

What is a Utica Zoo Docent?
A zoo docent is a volunteer, teacher, or guide who is dedicated to educating the public about the environment, wildlife, conservation, and the Utica Zoo.

What does a docent do?
*Assists with education classes both on and off zoo grounds
*Promotes the zoo’s mission by acting as a zoo ambassador and educating the visiting public on important conservation topics through the use of bio-facts, live animals, and other educational tools.
*Leads guided educational tours
*Helps during special events
*Participates in animal enrichment activities
*And many more…

Anyone looking to become a docent must be at least 18 years of age, and must attend both days of the Docent Training Course. We also recommend that anyone looking to become a Utica Zoo Docent have at least a two-year college degree. The Docent training course will cover very important information that all of our docents are required to know, and maintain knowledge of.

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Nicolette Hajdasz at nicolette.hajdasz@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 Ext. 34 with any questions or to pre-register.

The fee for the course is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. This fee covers any/all materials that will be handed out during or after the course is completed, a docent t-shirt, and a name badge. The fee also covers your first year of ‘docent dues’ (docents are asked to pay an annual fee of $10 to the Docent Organization that may be used for multiple things, such as: enrichment items, docent trips, picnics, etc.).

Oct
12
Fri
Docent Training Course @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 13 @ 8:00 PM
Docent Training Course @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Utica Zoo is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of docents!

What is a Utica Zoo Docent?
A zoo docent is a volunteer, teacher, or guide who is dedicated to educating the public about the environment, wildlife, conservation, and the Utica Zoo.

What does a docent do?
*Assists with education classes both on and off zoo grounds
*Promotes the zoo’s mission by acting as a zoo ambassador and educating the visiting public on important conservation topics through the use of bio-facts, live animals, and other educational tools.
*Leads guided educational tours
*Helps during special events
*Participates in animal enrichment activities
*And many more…

Anyone looking to become a docent must be at least 18 years of age, and must attend both days of the Docent Training Course. We also recommend that anyone looking to become a Utica Zoo Docent have at least a two-year college degree. The Docent training course will cover very important information that all of our docents are required to know, and maintain knowledge of.

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Nicolette Hajdasz at nicolette.hajdasz@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 Ext. 34 with any questions or to pre-register.

The fee for the course is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. This fee covers any/all materials that will be handed out during or after the course is completed, a docent t-shirt, and a name badge. The fee also covers your first year of ‘docent dues’ (docents are asked to pay an annual fee of $10 to the Docent Organization that may be used for multiple things, such as: enrichment items, docent trips, picnics, etc.).

Oct
20
Sat
Spooktacular Day 1
Oct 20 all-day

Join us on October 20 and 21 for our annual Spooktacular fundraiser.

Oct
21
Sun
Spooktacular Day 2
Oct 21 all-day

Join us on October 20 and 21 for our annual Spooktacular fundraiser.

Dec
8
Sat
Holiday Hoot
Dec 8 all-day

Join us on Saturday, December 8th for our annual Holiday Hoot event.