The Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for final Brewfest preparation. We will re-open at 6pm for Brewfest and return to our regular admission schedule of 10am-4:45pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Community Support

April 24, 2019

Community Support with photo of Golden Headed Lion Tamarin


Thank you for thinking of the Utica Zoo in regards to supporting your event or fundraiser. As a member of this community for over 100 years, we are well aware of how important it is to support our community members. We are happy to consider your request for a donation from the Utica Zoo, unfortunately, however, we can not always accommodate every request.

In 2018 alone, we donated over $10,000 worth of items to various events and fundraisers in our community. We have supported scout troops and schools with raffles and auctions to churches and libraries with baskets and prizes. Whether you are having a benefit for a friend or family member or a black tie gala, we are happy to lend our support when possible. Some of those that we have donated to in the past include the Utica Children’s Museum, Young Scholars, the Make A Wish Foundation, Made in Utica, the American Heart Association, ARC and the Landmarks Society to name a few.

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If you are interested in supporting the Utica Zoo in our mission to create unique experiences and promote appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation, and recreation, CLICK HERE to learn more about all of the ways you can support the Utica Zoo!