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.

Utica Zoo Summer Zoo Camp Registration






In these unprecedented times, we recognize that summer camp will be more important than ever. We are thrilled to be offering on-site camp programs for 2nd-5th graders and our zoo crew program this year, but with some modifications to better ensure the safety of our campers, staff, and animals during this time. We are following all recommendations from the CDC, American Camp Association, and our local health department.

Zoo Camp Pricing

$175.00 per child for members/$200.00 per child for not-yet-members. Save on Zoo Camps and enjoy a host of other year-long benefits by becoming a Utica Zoo Member today!

Please be sure to review the below documents before registering.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Zoo Camp changes due to COVID-19 for 2020

CLICK HERE to review Zoo Camp Behavioral/Safety Protocols

CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Zoo Camp Questions

The grade level of the camp is determined by what grade they will be entering in the Fall. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with limited space available per session. All zoo camp registrations must go through our online booking system. 

Using the calendars below each session, choose the dates of the camp you would like to register for and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your registration!

Questions may be sent to kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472

 Cancellation Protocol

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we must be contacted at least 14 days prior to the camp start date in order to be eligible for a refund. There is a $25 convenience fee charged for each transaction. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the first day of your camp session, your registration fee is non-refundable, unless the class is canceled by zoo staff. Please notify zoo camp staff if your child will be unable to attend, is arriving late, or leaving early on any particular day of zoo camp.

2020 Summer Zoo Camp Dates & Topics 

2nd & 3rd Grade Sessions (Open to Campers ages 7 to 9)

Head, Shells, Teeth, and Tails

From head to tail, animals have amazing adaptations that help them find food, shelter, and protect themselves from other animals! We’ll explore a different adaptation each day and create our own creatures.

$175.00 per child for members/$200.00 per child for not-yet-members

Date: August 24th to August 28th — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


4th & 5th Grade Sessions (Open to Campers ages 9 to 11)


Sticky spiderwebs, slimy frogs, slithering snakes, and spraying skunks; Some animals just make you want to shout ‘yuck’! During this camp, we’ll be exploring the strangest, grossest members of the animal kingdom!

$175.00 per child for members/$200.00 per child for not-yet-members

Date: August 24th to August 28th — 8:45 am to 3:45 pm


If you have any questions or would like to sign a child up for our zoo camp sessions, please email the education department at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or call 315-738-0472 ext. 36. Zoo Camps are brought to you by First Source Federal Credit Union.