Utica Zoo Calendar: Events, Programs, & Activities

Eggstravaganza @ Utica Zoo
Mar 31 all-day

Join us on Saturday, March 31st for our annual Eggstravaganza event from 10AM – 3PM at the Utica Zoo!

This event is full of activities and great for all ages. Come and meet the Easter Bunny! Printed photos are an extra cost, but guests are welcome to bring their own cameras.

Eggstravaganza is all about the egg! We will be exploring and celebrating the many different species of animals that lay eggs and truly different and unique each egg can be. There will be animal meet & greets, egg enrichment for the zoo animals, egg & spoon races, and bunny hop races, and much more. Holy Smoques and Grapevine Gyros food trucks will be on hand, serving up delicious meals. Remember to bring your basket for the big egg hunt!

Eggstravaganza is brought to you by Empower Federal Credit Union. The Utica Zoo is currently open daily from 10am to 4pm. Zoo Admission is included with Eggstravaganza. Utica Zoo members get in free. Prices listed below:


Admission Rates for Eggstravaganza

Child 0 to 2: Free

Child 3 to 12: $4.75

Adults 13 to 61: $8.00

Seniors 62+, Military, & College Students w/ ID $3.50


Egg Hunt Fee: $2.00 for members and $3.00 for Not-yet Members


To stay up to date on all things Utica Zoo, visit UticaZoo.org. Daily updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @UticaZoo.

Summer Hours and Admission Start
Apr 1 all-day

Summer Hours and Admission Start.

International Beaver Day
Apr 7 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

No other creature besides humans controls its environment as completely as the beaver – changing the surroundings to meet its needs. And since water rules the beaver’s life, most of its efforts are aimed at making sure it has a good supply and as a side effect creates an amazingly diverse ecosystem.

April is Frog Month
Apr 9 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians are going extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Threatened Species estimates that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, a rate higher than that for birds or mammals. Major threats to amphibians include habitat loss or degradation and the rapidly dispersing infectious disease chytridiomycosis. Managed populations of amphibians may become the only conservation hope for many species faced with imminent extinction.

FrogWatch Workshop Part 1 @ The Utica Zoo
Apr 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FrogWatch USA Workshop details at: uticazoo.org/frogwatch

FrogWatch Workshop Part 2 @ The Utica Zoo
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FrogWatch USA Workshop details at: uticazoo.org/frogwatch

Earth Day Celebration
Apr 28 all-day

Join us on Saturday, April 28th for our annual Earth Day Celebration.

Free Admission for Moms
May 13 all-day

Moms get free admission on Sunday, May 13th for Mother’s Day.

Wine in the Wilderness (21+)
Jun 2 all-day

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd for our annual Wine in the Wilderness fundraising event.

Wine in the Wilderness 2018 (21+) @ Utica Zoo
Jun 2 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Utica Zoo’s 19th annual Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser is Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 4 to 9pm at the Utica Zoo. Details at uticazoo.org/wine. Sponsored by BME, Prospect Falls Winery, and Bank of Utica. Zoo Hours are 10am to 1pm on this day.