Utica Zoo Calendar: Events, Programs, & Activities

Dec
27
Thu
Special School Break Primate Play Date @ Utica Zoo
Dec 27 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Special School Break Primate Play Date @ Utica Zoo | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo invites you to participate in a special school break Primate Play Date! This rainforest-centered program will revolve around our NEW White-Handed Gibbon Outdoor Living Rainforest exhibit.

Attendees will learn all about the different levels of the rainforest, meet some rainforest native animals, and discover all the ways these animals move throughout their habitat. Then we will head over to the White-Handed Gibbon Outdoor Living Rainforest exhibit to learn about how White-Handed Gibbons swing, or brachiate, through their exhibit space.

The Special School Break Primate Play Date will take place on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28 from 9am-12pm. This special program is open to learners aged 6-9 years old. We will be primarily inside the Zoo Auditorium, but please dress warmly as we will be venturing outside. Parents are welcome to drop their children off or stay to enjoy the program with their children. Each program is limited to 20 participants. FREE Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-school-break-primate-play-date-tickets-53316902290

This program is free with Zoo admission thanks to the Community Choice Awards grant from The Community Foundation and M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund.

Dec
31
Mon
Noon Year’s Eve @ Utica Zoo
Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Details to be announced soon.

Jan
3
Thu
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Rainforests @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Jan 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Rainforests @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Rainforests

 

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 learners 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 10:30 am 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.

Jan
17
Thu
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Savannas @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Savannas @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Savannas

 

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 learners 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 10:30 am 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.

Jan
24
Thu
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes activities, crafts, powerpoint presentations, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our homeschool class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements.

All classes are held in the zoo’s Auditorium for approximately one hour. 

11:00am; K – 2nd Grade (students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program)

1:00pm; 3rd Grade & up (students may be dropped off – sign in will be required)

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

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.

 

Schedule:

September 20th – Introduction to program & ‘Classification Stations’

Welcome back to homeschool at the zoo! We will do a quick reintroduction to our homeschool program followed by some classification activities and a meet n’ greet with some live animals from the animal groups that we discuss.

October 25th – ‘Preparing for winter’

How do you prepare for winter? This month we will talk about the many ways that our native animals prepare themselves for the harsh winter months here in upstate New York. There will be some live animal meet n’ greets with our resident native creatures, as well as a little-guided exploration to a native animals exhibit to learn about how we keep our animals warm here at the zoo.

This class will include a small pumpkin to paint or take home to carve (paint will be provided during the class).

November 8th – ‘Animal Coverings’

Have you ever thought about why an animal might be covered with either fur, feathers, or scales? We will discuss the many different ways that animals keep themselves safe in their environment, as well as meet some live animals from around the world with unique coverings.

January 24th – TBA

February 28th – TBA

March 21st – TBA

April 25th – TBA

May 23rd – TBA

June 13th – TBA

Jan
31
Thu
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Deserts @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Jan 31 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Deserts @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Deserts

 

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 learners 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 10:30 am 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.

Feb
14
Thu
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Tidal Pools @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Feb 14 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Winter Zoo Adventures STEM Academy | Tidal Pools @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

Tidal Pools

 

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 learners 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 10:30 am 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.

Feb
28
Thu
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes activities, crafts, powerpoint presentations, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our homeschool class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements.

All classes are held in the zoo’s Auditorium for approximately one hour. 

11:00am; K – 2nd Grade (students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program)

1:00pm; 3rd Grade & up (students may be dropped off – sign in will be required)

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

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.

 

Schedule:

September 20th – Introduction to program & ‘Classification Stations’

Welcome back to homeschool at the zoo! We will do a quick reintroduction to our homeschool program followed by some classification activities and a meet n’ greet with some live animals from the animal groups that we discuss.

October 25th – ‘Preparing for winter’

How do you prepare for winter? This month we will talk about the many ways that our native animals prepare themselves for the harsh winter months here in upstate New York. There will be some live animal meet n’ greets with our resident native creatures, as well as a little-guided exploration to a native animals exhibit to learn about how we keep our animals warm here at the zoo.

This class will include a small pumpkin to paint or take home to carve (paint will be provided during the class).

November 8th – ‘Animal Coverings’

Have you ever thought about why an animal might be covered with either fur, feathers, or scales? We will discuss the many different ways that animals keep themselves safe in their environment, as well as meet some live animals from around the world with unique coverings.

January 24th – TBA

February 28th – TBA

March 21st – TBA

April 25th – TBA

May 23rd – TBA

June 13th – TBA

Mar
21
Thu
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes activities, crafts, powerpoint presentations, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our homeschool class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements.

All classes are held in the zoo’s Auditorium for approximately one hour. 

11:00am; K – 2nd Grade (students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program)

1:00pm; 3rd Grade & up (students may be dropped off – sign in will be required)

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

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.

 

Schedule:

September 20th – Introduction to program & ‘Classification Stations’

Welcome back to homeschool at the zoo! We will do a quick reintroduction to our homeschool program followed by some classification activities and a meet n’ greet with some live animals from the animal groups that we discuss.

October 25th – ‘Preparing for winter’

How do you prepare for winter? This month we will talk about the many ways that our native animals prepare themselves for the harsh winter months here in upstate New York. There will be some live animal meet n’ greets with our resident native creatures, as well as a little-guided exploration to a native animals exhibit to learn about how we keep our animals warm here at the zoo.

This class will include a small pumpkin to paint or take home to carve (paint will be provided during the class).

November 8th – ‘Animal Coverings’

Have you ever thought about why an animal might be covered with either fur, feathers, or scales? We will discuss the many different ways that animals keep themselves safe in their environment, as well as meet some live animals from around the world with unique coverings.

January 24th – TBA

February 28th – TBA

March 21st – TBA

April 25th – TBA

May 23rd – TBA

June 13th – TBA

Apr
25
Thu
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes activities, crafts, powerpoint presentations, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our homeschool class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements.

All classes are held in the zoo’s Auditorium for approximately one hour. 

11:00am; K – 2nd Grade (students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program)

1:00pm; 3rd Grade & up (students may be dropped off – sign in will be required)

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

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.

 

Schedule:

September 20th – Introduction to program & ‘Classification Stations’

Welcome back to homeschool at the zoo! We will do a quick reintroduction to our homeschool program followed by some classification activities and a meet n’ greet with some live animals from the animal groups that we discuss.

October 25th – ‘Preparing for winter’

How do you prepare for winter? This month we will talk about the many ways that our native animals prepare themselves for the harsh winter months here in upstate New York. There will be some live animal meet n’ greets with our resident native creatures, as well as a little-guided exploration to a native animals exhibit to learn about how we keep our animals warm here at the zoo.

This class will include a small pumpkin to paint or take home to carve (paint will be provided during the class).

November 8th – ‘Animal Coverings’

Have you ever thought about why an animal might be covered with either fur, feathers, or scales? We will discuss the many different ways that animals keep themselves safe in their environment, as well as meet some live animals from around the world with unique coverings.

January 24th – TBA

February 28th – TBA

March 21st – TBA

April 25th – TBA

May 23rd – TBA

June 13th – TBA