We’re Open!

WE ARE OPEN TO ALL VISITORS! After more than 100 days of being closed, we have finally re-opened and are welcoming visitors from 10 am-4 pm every day! We can’t wait to see you!

Masks will be required while on-grounds, as well as social distancing measures. Visit UticaZoo.org/prepare for full details.

**NEW** Virtual Hatchlings Program

We have taken our traditional hatchlings discovery program and have made it available online. All of our hatchlings classes are geared towards learners ages 18 months – 3 years of age

Each 30-minute program hosted online will focus on one animal and will have songs, crafts and activities. Parent support is needed for each lesson to be successful.We will have four animal-based lessons and one magic show.

Signing up for all four sessions and the magic show is easy! Just click each session and add it to your cart. Or you can sign up for just one session or even just the magic show!

Sessions are held once a week on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am on ZOOM for 5 weeks. Each lesson will begin promptly on Saturday mornings at 10 am. Please plan to check in at least five minutes before the program.

Week 1: Frogs – May 30th
Week 2: Chickens – June 6th
Week 3: Rabbits – June 13th
Week 4: Professional Magician Jay Mattioli
Week 5: Butterflies – June 7th

We can’t wait to see you and your little ones there!

For more information, visit here!

Book online now!


Check Back Soon for Fall Dates!

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

Hatchlings classes are geared towards learners ages 18 months – years.

The Details:


-$7.00/child (child admission included in this price) + adult admission

-Adult admission is free for Utica Zoo members

Pre-registration & Who to contact:

-Pre-registration is required for our Hatchlings program

-ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN; payment due at time of registration

-If you wish to register over the phone please contact the education department; phone: 315-738-0472 ext. 26

Class time & Where to go:

-Each class is held at 10:30am in the Auditorium; class lasts approximately 1 hour

-Check in and main activities will take place in the Auditorium; be sure to check in at the entrance building to purchase admission tickets/receive a sticker (as your entry into the class)

*Don’t forget to dress for the weather, just in case we go outside!

Check Back Soon for Fall Dates!