Utica Zoo Events & Classes

Mar
28
Sat
Lobo Week Keeper Talks @ Mexican Wolf Exhibit
Mar 28 @ 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lobo Week Keeper Talks @ Mexican Wolf Exhibit

Lobo Week is being celebrated at the Utica Zoo to commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the Mexican Gray Wolf being released back into the wild. Join us this Saturday, March 28th to show your support for this critically endangered species. There will be keeper talks at the exhibit at 10:30 and 2pm.

Apr
1
Wed
Zoo Camp: Growing Up Wild
Apr 1 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kindergarten–2nd Grade

Spring brings new little ones and each animal family is a little bit different!  Learn all about the different ways that animals grow up and learn to live in the wild!

Wednesday, April 1st     9:00am-3:00pm  SINGLE DAY

Only 12 slots available

Single Day Sessions:  $30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members

For more information or to pre-register for camps by calling the zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or e-mail kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org.

Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required!

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Apr
2
Thu
Zoo Adventures – Ready to Recycle
Apr 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join our preschool class as we explore the world through storybooks! Each class includes a story reading, animal meet and greet, and activity! Recommended for children 3 to 5 years old.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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Apr
3
Fri
Zoo Camp: Bugging Out!
Apr 3 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

3rd Grade–5th Grade

Once the snow begins to melt and new grass begins to grow, we start to hear familiar buzzing in the air!  Join us as we discover and explore the big world of bugs!

Friday, April 3rd     9:00am-3:00pm SINGLE DAY

Only 12 slots available

Single Day Sessions:  $30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members

For more information or to pre-register for camps by calling the zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or e-mail kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org.

Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required!

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Apr
4
Sat
Eggstravaganza
Apr 4 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Egg Home Slider

Our annual Eggstravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th from 11am-3pm (gates open at 10am) at the Utica Zoo.

  • Easter Egg Hunt (three age groups).
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny by Whitesboro Fun Pix!
  • Animal meet and greets.
  • Members receive free admission to Zoo.
  • General Admission rates (non-members): Children $2.50, Adults $4.25, Seniors, College students with ID and veterans $3.50.
  • $3 event wristband fee applies if participating in Easter Egg Hunt*
  • Gates open at 10 am with festivities starting at 11 am.
  • Feel free to bring a picnic lunch.

*Limit 5 eggs per wristband purchased

Apr
8
Wed
Homeschool – Metamorphosis
Apr 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Is your child a budding zoologist?  Our interactive homeschool classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. Recommended for children 6 years old and up.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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Apr
17
Fri
Hatchlings – Who Lives in the Pond?
Apr 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet! Recommended for children 18 Months to 3 years.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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Apr
24
Fri
Stroller Safari – Hop Along @ Auditorium
Apr 24 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Load up the stroller and join the wildest adventure for your toddler or infant!  Each safari includes an interactive tour and an up close animal encounter! Recommended for children 6 – 18 Months.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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May
8
Fri
Hatchlings – Watch Us Grow!
May 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet! Recommended for children 18 Months to 3 years.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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May
13
Wed
Homeschool – Wild Wetlands
May 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Is your child a budding zoologist?  Our interactive homeschool classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. Recommended for children 6 years old and up.

Pre-Registration is Required! All classes begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen Mallory at kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36

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