Utica Zoo Classes & Programs

Looking for something new to do with your kids?  Try out one of the education programs at the Utica Zoo!  We offer opportunities for all ages to experience the zoo in a new way. 

Pre-registration is required for all programs!


Night Prowls

All Ages Welcome!

Bring the family and join us for fun after hours activities!  During each night prowl, a new topic will be explored through animal interactions, zoo tours, crafts, and games.

Class Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $5.00 per person for members and $10.00 per person for nonmembers.

Upcoming Dates:

Coming Soon!


Stroller Safari

Age 6 to 18 Months

Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant!  We will encounter many different types of animals and learn about them as we go.  Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour, an up close animal encounter, and admission to the zoo for the rest of the day!

Class Time: 10:30 am – 11:30am

Cost: $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. Accompanying adults are free.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, September 4th — Color Safari

Friday, October 9th — Who Do You Hear?

Friday, November 6th — Reptile Ramble



Age 18 Months to 3 Years

Join us as we transform our classroom into a exploration center just for your toddler.  Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet!

Class Time: Walk-ins welcome from 10:30 am – 11:30am

Cost: $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. Accompanying adults are free.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, September 10th — Red Panda Ramble

Friday, September 25th — Falling Leaves

Friday, October 16th — Pumpkin Play

Friday, November 13th — Fantastic Feathers


Zoo Adventures

Age 3 to 5 Years

Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through story books!  Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity.

Class Time: 10:30 am – 11:30am

Cost: $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. Accompanying adults are free.

Upcoming Dates: 

Thursday, September 17th — Acorn Adventure

Thursday, October 29th — Pumpkin Soup

Thursday, November 19th — Animal Tails


Home School Classes

Age 6 years & Up

Home school classes take place once a month and are suited so that children of all ages will be able to participate and gain from this experience. The classes include a variety of activities, crafts, games, animal enrichment, and of course, up close and personal learning experiences with live animals. This class is geared toward children ages 6 to 14.

Class Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Cost:  $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Accompanying adults are free.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, September 9th — Animals & Plants

Wednesday, October 14th — Web Spinners

Wednesday, November 11th — Food Chain Fun!


Come Early for a Play Date!

Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am before each class begins to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.


For more information or to preregister for a class, call 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or email kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org to register for a class.