Utica Zoo Calendar: Events & Classes

Dec
11
Sun
Member Morning
Dec 11 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Member Mornings are free, family programs for Utica Zoo members-only and will cover a variety of topics and activities such as animal presentations, tours and animal enrichment. Only 30 spots are available per day, and pre-registration is required by emailing mary.hall@uticazoo.org or calling Mary at (315) 738-0472 ext 26.

December 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM – Green your Holidays
Join zoo educators and make a “green” holiday decoration. A few of our animal friends will join in the fun.

January 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM – Spineless Wonders!
Did you know that invertebrates make up 97% of all living animal species? Join zoo educators and learn all about these fascinating and beneficial animals.

February 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM – Fabulous Feet!
Webbed feet, clawed feet, furry feet ….. Come to the zoo and check out some funky feet! Animal feet come in all shapes and sizes. Weather depending, we will strap on some big feet (snow shoes) and explore the winter world.

Future Dates: March 12, 2017. April 23, 2017. May 14, 2017. June 11, 2017

Holiday Hoot 2016
Dec 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Utica Zoo’s Holiday Hoot 2016 is Sunday, December 11th from 1 to 3pm at the Utica Zoo. Event details will be posted here: uticazoo.org/holiday

Dec
15
Thu
Homeschool: Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation
Dec 15 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Homeschool (6 Years and Up): Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further home school studies through group activities and animal interactions. Class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, December 15th — Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation
  • Wednesday, January 18th — Animals & People
  • Wednesday, February 15th — Rainforest Ramble

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes 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 McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

 

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Dec
18
Sun
Sensory Sunday
Dec 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Sensory Sundays – Utica Zoo invites families with special needs children to join us for special sensory education programs. The programs will be interactive and hands on. The program is free for members and $5.00 / child for non-members.

  • December 18, 2016: 9:30 to 10:30 AM – Defenses.
  • January 22, 2017: 9:30 to 10:30 AM – Snakes.

Pre-registration is required by emailing mary.hall@uticazoo.org or by calling Mary at (315) 738-0472 ext 26.

Dec
25
Sun
CLOSED: Christmas
Dec 25 all-day

Utica Zoo will be closed on Sunday, December 25th for Christmas.

Dec
29
Thu
Zoo Adventures: Holiday Storytime
Dec 29 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Zoo Adventures (3 – 5 Years): Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of  animals through storybooks!  Each session   includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity.  The class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, December 29th — Holiday Storytime
  • Thursday, January 12th — Frosty Fun
  • Thursday, January 26th — Bundle Up!
  • Thursday, February 9th — We Love the Zoo!
  • Friday, February 23rd  — Terrific Teeth

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes 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 McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Jan
6
Fri
Hatchlings: Tricky Tracks
Jan 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hatchlings (18 Months – 3 Years): 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!  The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, January 6th – Tricky Tracks
  • Friday, February 3rd – Dinosaur Dig

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes 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 McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Hatchlings: Tricky Tracks
Jan 6 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Hatchlings (18 Months – 3 Years): 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!  The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, January 6th – Tricky Tracks
  • Friday, February 3rd – Dinosaur Dig

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes 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 McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Jan
12
Thu
Zoo Adventures: Frosty Fun
Jan 12 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Zoo Adventures (3 – 5 Years): Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of  animals through storybooks!  Each session   includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity.  The class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, January 12th — Frosty Fun
  • Thursday, January 26th — Bundle Up!
  • Thursday, February 9th — We Love the Zoo!
  • Friday, February 23rd  — Terrific Teeth

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes 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 McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Jan
15
Sun
Member Morning
Jan 15 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Member Mornings are free, family programs for Utica Zoo members-only and will cover a variety of topics and activities such as animal presentations, tours and animal enrichment. Only 30 spots are available per day, and pre-registration is required by emailing mary.hall@uticazoo.org or calling Mary at (315) 738-0472 ext 26.

January 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM – Spineless Wonders!
Did you know that invertebrates make up 97% of all living animal species? Join zoo educators and learn all about these fascinating and beneficial animals.

February 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM – Fabulous Feet!
Webbed feet, clawed feet, furry feet ….. Come to the zoo and check out some funky feet! Animal feet come in all shapes and sizes. Weather depending, we will strap on some big feet (snow shoes) and explore the winter world.

Future Dates: March 12, 2017. April 23, 2017. May 14, 2017. June 11, 2017