General Information

We are open 10am-4:30pm everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas! Reservations are NOT required!

Utica Zoo Directions 









Look for the Utica Zoo Digital Sign! Our beautiful digital sign was funded by Martha and Richard Widdicombe and designed and built by Metallogix, with support from Eversan, Fiber Instrument Sales, Total Solutions, Porta Cabling, Rig-All, and CNY Conservancy.

Our Address: 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501

GPS: Many GPS systems will direct you to the top of Utica Zoo Way, which is not accessible by the public. If you find yourself being directed through a cemetery or golf course, use 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501, and follow the signs to the Utica Zoo.




From New York State Thruway 90

Take Exit 31

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Genesee Street S/NY-5S/Downtown Utica

Turn right onto N Genesee St – stay straight

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to Genesee St

Turn left onto Memorial Pkwy (1 way street) – stay straight, pass Rec Center on right

Turn right onto Utica Zoo Way – See Utica Zoo archway and go up hill

From NY-5S

Exit onto Culver Ave toward Broad St

Continue straight onto Memorial Pkwy/Parkway

At light, turn left uphill onto Steele Hill Rd (see Utica Zoo sign)

Continue straight through light on Utica Zoo Way  and go uphill through Utica Zoo Archway

NY-5E NY-12N

Take the Burrstone Rd E exit

Merge onto Burrstone Rd

Slight right to stay on Burrstone Rd

Continue onto Memorial Pkwy stay strait, pass Rec Center on right

Turn right onto Utica Zoo Way and go uphill through Utica Zoo Archway