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 Camp Registration

Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required! As of February 15, 2020, all Utica Zoo Camps require online registration. All registration payments and fees are non-refundable unless the camp or program is canceled by Utica Zoo staff. Contact with questions.

Utica Zoo Camp Behavior, Safety & Medical Protocols

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for something fun for your kids to do during school break? Bring them to the Utica Zoo for our school break zoo camp! Join us for a single day or mix and match multiple days! Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and are open to students from 6 years to 10 years old. Zoo camp is a great place for kids to have fun and learn too! We introduce campers to an inquiry-based learning environment, with STEAM activities that encourage group collaboration and learning! Camps are interactive and also include animal meet and greets, enrichment projects, touring the zoo, and crafts. The cost of each session is $45.00 per child for members and $55.00 per child for nonmembers. Preregistration is required for all camp sessions. If you have any questions or would like to sign a child up for our zoo camp sessions, please email the education department at or call 315-738-0472 ext. 26. Zoo Camps are brought to you by First Source Federal Credit Union.

Spring Break Camps:

Spring Break Zoo camp with gibbon


Monday, April 6th, 2020

Shells, Spikes, and Sandy Life!

Have you ever wondered how animals can survive in a hot, dry desert? We’ll discover what it takes to live in such a harsh environment and meet a couple creatures, like lizards and tortoises, who call the desert home!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Forest Bright & Forest Night

When the sun goes down, the forest comes to life with creatures who stay up all night! We’ll learn all about what it means to be nocturnal and meet some of these critters up close!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Jungle Jam!

From the canopy to the forest floor, the rainforest is home to many colorful critters! Join us as we explore the rainforest from top to bottom and discover how animals like birds use their colors to communicate.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Frogs, Logs, & Pollywogs

Swamps and marshes may not be the most appealing places to visit, but they are an incredibly important habitat for animals and people! Dive into this soggy, boggy habitat and learn all about the wonderful creatures, like frogs and turtles, that live there.


Summer 2020 Zoo Camp

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we must be contacted at least 30 days prior to the camp start date in order to receive your full refund. If you cancel less than 30 days in advance, your registration fee and/or deposit 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. No refunds will be given for missed days.