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 Animal Encounters

May 1, 2020


In-Person Animal Encounters

Go into the African Lion den to see our African Lions up close and observe a training session with one of our keepers!

Book your African Lion Encounter Now!





Enjoy feeding fish and squid to our California Sea Lions while learning all about Porter and Munchkin!

Book your California Sea Lion Encounter Now!




Our most popular encounter! Go inside the Red Panda exhibit space and feed our Red Panda family their favorite treats! RED PANDA ENCOUNTERS FOR 2020 ARE SOLD OUT. STAY TUNED TO OUR FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES ON 2021 OPENINGS.

Book your Red Panda Encounter Now!



Get a closer look at the Utica Zoo’s largest animals while feeding them their favorite vegetables and learning from our Keepers!

Book your Bactrian Camel Encounter Now!





Get a chance to feed our Nigerian Dwarf Goats right inside their exhibit! Perfect for young children and families.

Book your Nigerian Dwarf Goat Encounter Now!




Our Ambassador/Education animals play a special role in telling the stories of their wild counterparts. Meet our animals up close and hear their stories.

Book your Ambassador Animal Encounter Now!