COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

In an abundance of caution, the Utica Zoo will be closed to the public until further notice to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We will have a core team of animal care professionals on grounds to continue to provide top level animal care to our animals. Please refer to our Facebook page for continuous updates. Thank you.

School Break Camps 2020

November 14, 2019



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Looking for something fun for your kids to do during school break? Bring them to the Utica Zoo for our school break zoo camp! Join us for a single day or mix and match multiple days! Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and are open to students from 6 years to 10 years old. Zoo camp is a great place for kids to have fun and learn too! We introduce campers to an inquiry-based learning environment, with STEAM activities that encourage group collaboration and learning! Camps are interactive and also include animal meet and greets, enrichment projects, touring the zoo, and crafts. The cost of each session is $45.00 per child for members and $55.00 per child for nonmembers. Preregistration is required for all camp sessions. If you have any questions or would like to sign a child up for our zoo camp sessions, please email the education department at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or call 315-738-0472 ext. 26.

Winter Break Camps:

February 17th – Let’s Hear it for Ears!

From owls to rabbits, many animals have unique ears that help them to survive in their environment! Discover why some animals need large ears, and how others navigate with no ears at all!

February 18th – Anything Nose

Not only can animals use their noses to help them find food, but many animals also use them to help them to dig! Meet the most nosey animals here at the zoo and discover why some animals need to have a powerful sense of smell!

February 19th – The Tale of Tails

Short tails, long tails, furry tails and scaly tails! Meet some animals who have the coolest tails around and discover how animals use their tails in different ways!

February 20th – All Eyes on Animals!

Did you know that even though tarantulas have 8 eyes, they don’t see very well? Learn all about why some animals need to have great eyesight, while others do not.

Spring Break Camps:

Spring Break Zoo Camp topics to be announced. Tentative camp schedule:

April 6th-9th

Summer School Break Camps 2019

Click here to visit the general zoo camp page