Zoo Camp Registration

If you are interested in registering for a zoo camp session, please email the Education Department at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org to reserve your slot. Once your slot has been saved, please download the registration form and e-mail or mail it to the address found at the bottom of the form, along with a $50 deposit payment. This deposit MUST be received no later than 2 weeks after registering and will be deducted from your final zoo camp payment. If the deposit fee is not received within two weeks after registering, your reservation(s) will be canceled. The ages of the camps are 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. Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required!

Utica Zoo Camp Registration Form

Utica Zoo Camp Behavior, Safety & Medical Protocols

Frequently Asked Questions

Check back in February for Summer 2020 Zoo Camp dates!


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 kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or call 315-738-0472 ext. 26.

Day Off Camp:

January 20th (MLK Day) – Tropical Adventure!

Take a break from the cold winter weather! Join our zoo educators as we explore the deserts and rainforests of the world and meet the many animals who call these places home!

Winter Break Camps:

February 17th – Let’s Hear it for Ears!

From owls to rabbits, many animals have unique ears that help them to survive in their environment! Discover why some animals need large ears, and how others navigate with no ears at all!

February 18th – Anything Nose

Not only can animals use their noses to help them find food, but many animals also use them to help them to dig! Meet the most nosey animals here at the zoo and discover why some animals need to have a powerful sense of smell!

February 19th – The Tale of Tails

Short tails, long tails, furry tails and scaly tails! Meet some animals who have the coolest tails around and discover how animals use their tails in different ways!

February 20th – All Eyes on Animals!

Did you know that even though tarantulas have 8 eyes, they don’t see very well? Learn all about why some animals need to have great eyesight, while others do not.

Spring Break Camps:

Spring Break Zoo Camp topics to be announced. Tentative camp schedule:

April 6th-9th for 6-10 years old


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.

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