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Utica Zoo’s education department has Zoo Camps designed for kids of all ages. The zoo environment and animal themed fun make these camps a great addition to any child’s day. For more information or to pre-register for camps by calling the zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required! Prices are listed at the bottom of this page.
Forests Tall and Small
From turtles to parrots, there are all types of animals that call the forest home! Learn all about these animals and the different types of forests they live in!
Wednesday, July 1st ~ Friday, July 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm HALF WEEK, HALF DAY
Hoot, Howl, Sing
From the animals in the forest to the animals on the farm, every animal makes noise! Listen and learn all about the sounds that animals make!
Monday, July 27th ~ Friday, July 31st 9:00am-12:00pm FULL WEEK, HALF DAY
If you could have an animal super power, which would you choose? Learn all about the cool things animals can do and why they do them!
Monday, July 6th ~ Friday, July 10th 9:00am-12:00pm FULL WEEK, HALF DAY
Monday, July 27th ~ Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-4:00pm FULL WEEK, HALF DAY
2nd Grade–3rd Grade
Which animal do you think is the most sense-ational? Explore the unique ways that animals use their senses and test to see how good your senses are!
Monday, July 13th ~ Friday, July 17th 9:00am-3:00pm FULL WEEK, FULL DAY
Monday, August 10th ~ Friday, August 14th 9:00am-3:00pm FULL WEEK, FULL DAY
3rd Grade–5th Grade
From bugs under a log to predators that hunt from above, every animal is important to their ecosystem! Join us as we explore the connections between animals and people!
Monday, July 20th ~ Friday, July 24th 9:00am-3:00pm FULL WEEK, FULL DAY
Monday, August 17th ~ Friday, August 21st 9:00am-3:00pm FULL WEEK, FULL DAY
Jr. ZooKeeper Camp
5th Grade & Up
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a zookeeper? Learn all about the different animals here at the zoo and how we take care of them through the seasons!
Monday, August 3rd ~ Friday, August 7th 9:00am-3:00pm FULL WEEK, FULL DAY
Zoo Camp Prices:
Single Day Sessions: $30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members
Half Week Sessions: $60.00 per child members / $75.00 per child non-members
Full Week, Half Day Sessions: $110.00 per child members / $135.00 per child non-members
Full Week, Full Day Sessions: $160.00 per child members / $185.00 per child non-members
Registration Form HERE
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space available per session. Registration fees are non-refundable unless a camp session is cancelled by zoo staff. You will be notified at least one week prior to camp if a session must be cancelled.
The Education Department is looking for an intern for the summer of 2014! Our unique program provides interns with the opportunity to work with our collection of education animals and with visitors of all ages! Daily animal care duties include cleaning, feeding, record keeping, and enrichment. In addition, interns will assist with educational programming such as daily animal presentations, zoomobiles, birthday parties, and zoo camp sessions! More information about our internship program can be found HERE.
Looking for something new and exciting for your kids to do over winter break? The Utica Zoo has classes and camps designed for children of all ages to enjoy! Wednesday, February 19th, we will be holding a winter zoo adventures session for children in pre-K and their siblings at 10:30am. More information about Winter Zoo Tales can be found here. We will also be holding two zoo camp sessions during the week. Dates and times can be found here. For more information or to pre-register your child, contact the Utica Zoo Education Department by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or email at email@example.com. Pre-registration is required!