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.

Zoo Adventures STEM Academy

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Young children are natural scientists; curious about the world and how it works. You can foster that sense of wonder and curiosity at the Utica Zoo’s preschool STEM Academy. We will introduce your little learners to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by engaging them in age-appropriate activities that focus on conservation, habitats, and animals. Classes will be interactive and may include live animal encounters, stories, crafts, activities and nature play.

Zoo Adventures classes are geared towards learners ages 3 to 5 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 Zoo Adventures 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!


Winter Session Dates & Topics

Thursday, January 9th – A Warm Winter Tale

Thursday, January 23rd – Is a Rabbit a Rodent?

Thursday, February 6th – Prickly & Pokey

Friday, February 21st – Feathery Friends

Thursday, March 12th – Scaly Tails

Spring Session Dates & Topics

Thursday, March 19th – Bugs for Lunch!

Friday, April 10th – Farmyard Fun

Thursday, April 23rd – Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, May 7th – Forest Families

Thursday, May 28th – Wetland Wonders