Utica Zoo Events & Classes

Apr
25
Sat
Frog Watch Class
Apr 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Frog Watch Class

There are 8 spots available for the first Frog Watch class of the season! Come to the Zoo before our Earth Day event from 10-12pm on Saturday, April 25th and learn how you can help amphibians. Frog Watch is a citizen science program focused on monitoring the populations of frogs and toads. The training will cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect them, how to tell frog species apart by their calls, and how to report findings to Frog Watch USA. Frog Watch training’s will cover a large amount of information and protocols. While Frog Watching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the class is designed for interested older children and adults. For more information, or to register, email erin.mechan@uticazoo.org.

Earth Day 2015 @ Utica Zoo
Apr 25 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Earth Day 2015 @ Utica Zoo

Earth Day is presented by Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is Saturday, April 25th from 11 to 3pm.

  • First 50 families receive a free pine sapling for planting
  • Folk singer/song writer Peggy Lynn will be preforming her interactive biosongs children’s programs at 11:30 am and 2:00pm.  Sponsored by Empire State College.
  • Meet Smokey Bear and learn all about protecting local forest habitats!
  • Test your recycling knowledge at the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority recycling relay.
  • Sample and purchase local, earth friendly products from one of our many vendors, including Three Sisters Creations, Mountain Weaver, Shady Acre Homestead, Just Pies LLC, Candy Jar Confections, Weekend Creations, Whistling Willows Farms, Adirondack Puppy Truffles, IMAD Jewelry, and Acadian Farm.
  • The following environmental organizations will be there: Department of Forestry (Smokey Bear), Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, New York Power Authority, 4-H, and Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network.
  • Animal meet & greets; children’s activities and games
  • 20% Gift Shop discount for recycled printer cartridges and small electronics
  • Regular rate admission
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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May
14
Thu
Zoo Adventures – In the Forest
May 14 @ 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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May
22
Fri
Stroller Safari – Bird Bonanza @ Auditorium
May 22 @ 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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Jun
26
Fri
Stroller Safari – Let’s go on a Safari!
Jun 26 @ 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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