2015 Utica Zoo Camps

The Utica Zoo’s education department has Zoo Camps designed for kids of all ages. The zoo environment and animal themed fun make these camps a great addition to any child’s day. For more information or to pre-register for camps by calling the zoo at 315-738-0472 ext. 36 or e-mail kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org.

Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required!

Winter Break Zoo Camp:

Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation

Ages 5 to 10

Have you ever wondered where all the animals go in the winter?  Learn all about what animals do to survive the cold weather in our Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation Zoo Camp!!

Wednesday, December 30th   9:00am-3:00pm   SINGLE DAY SESSION

12 of 12 slots available 



Zoo Camp Prices:

Single Day Sessions:  $30.00 per child members / $35.00 per child non-members

Half Week Sessions:  $60.00 per child members / $75.00 per child non-members

Full Week, Half Day Sessions:  $110.00 per child members / $135.00 per child non-members

Full Week, Full Day Sessions:  $160.00 per child members / $185.00 per child non-members

Registration Form HERE


Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space available per session.  Registration  fees are non-refundable unless a camp session is cancelled by zoo staff.  You will be notified at least one week prior to camp if a session must be cancelled.


Zoo Camp Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  What should my child wear to zoo camp?

Answer:  Something you don’t mind getting dirty!  We are out and about all day exploring the zoo and doing crafts.  Your best bet is to dress your child for the weather in their ‘play clothes.’  Packing a change of clothes is a good idea too!  Please have your camper wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.  Hats, sunscreen, and insect repellant are some other items that come in handy.


Question:  Does my child need to pack a lunch?

Answer:  If your child is registered for a ‘full day’ or ‘extended day’ camp, they should bring a lunch with an ice pack since there is not a refrigerator in the auditorium.  We will provide a snack, but not a lunch.  Packing plenty of water to drink and a refillable drinking bottle is highly recommended!  We ask that campers do not rely on the food vendor at the zoo because of varying schedules.


Question:  Where do I drop off my child?

Answer:  An adult needs to drop off their zoo camper in the auditorium, sign them in, and write down who will be picking them up each day.  Many parents and campers also set up carpools to the zoo, which we highly encourage!  We just ask that you inform one of the zoo camp counselors about which parent will be picking up each day!