General Information

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

Utica Zoo and Beaversprite Homeschool classes

Calling all home school parents! Let the Utica Zoo and Beaversprite, the zoo’s Conservation Education Center be your science connection this year.  The lessons will start at the zoo for hands-on animal interactions and STEM-related activities. The next week we will reinforce the lesson at Beaversprite with fieldwork and fun. The Utica Zoo is fully chartered as an education facility by NYSED and all lessons and activities will adhere to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include take-home worksheets as well as a list of resources for further learning. The lessons will be geared towards students in 2nd to 6th grades but all ages can participate. The cost is $15.00/child for both classes and participants must preregister. For more information or to register for a class, please email

Dorothy Richards House is located approximately 45 minutes east of Utica in the town of Oppenheim. The address is 141 Richards Road, Dolgeville, NY 13329

Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Mohawk Valley, we have made the decision to postpone homeschool classes to a later date. We must err on the side of caution and our number one priority is the safety of our visitors, staff, and animals. We apologize for any inconvenience.