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.

Utica Zoo Education Department including bird, skink, hedgehog, rabbit, and hawk with colored pencil background

Education is at the heart of our mission at the Utica Zoo. Our education department has been presenting experiential programs for learners of all ages since 1965.

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Using live animals, bio-facts, and instruction; Utica Zoo education staff and trained docents offer a variety of programs from formal classroom presentations to drop in animal meet and greets. All programs are designed to raise awareness about conservation issues through the exploration of habitats, animal natural history and behavior, and plant and animal diversity.

The Utica Zoo’s education department is fully chartered by the New York State Department of Education and all of our programs are designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards and NYS P-12 learning Standards.

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