The Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for final Brewfest preparation. We will re-open at 6pm for Brewfest and return to our regular admission schedule of 10am-4:45pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


January 22, 2018

March 31, 2018 all-day
Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501

Join us on Saturday, March 31st for our annual Eggstravaganza event from 10AM – 3PM at the Utica Zoo!

This event is full of activities and great for all ages. Come and meet the Easter Bunny! Printed photos are an extra cost, but guests are welcome to bring their own cameras.

Eggstravaganza is all about the egg! We will be exploring and celebrating the many different species of animals that lay eggs and truly different and unique each egg can be. There will be animal meet & greets, egg enrichment for the zoo animals, egg & spoon races, and bunny hop races, and much more. Holy Smoques and Grapevine Gyros food trucks will be on hand, serving up delicious meals. Remember to bring your basket for the big egg hunt!

Eggstravaganza is brought to you by Empower Federal Credit Union. The Utica Zoo is currently open daily from 10am to 4pm. Zoo Admission is included with Eggstravaganza. Utica Zoo members get in free. Prices listed below:


Admission Rates for Eggstravaganza

Child 0 to 2: Free

Child 3 to 12: $4.75

Adults 13 to 61: $8.00

Seniors 62+, Military, & College Students w/ ID $3.50

Egg Hunt Fee: $2.00 for members and $3.00 for Not-yet Members

The egg hunt is an all-day event.


Our animal enrichment schedule is as follows:

10:30AM – Red Fox
11:00AM – Donkey
11:30AM – Camel
11:45AM – Muntjac
12:00PM – Gibbon
12:00PM – Spider Monkey
12:30PM – Sea Lion
1:00PM – Cotton Top Tamarin
1:30PM – Crane
2:00PM – Red Panda
2:30PM – African Crested Porcupine (Sinnott Education Center)

And there will be egg, and egg themed enrichment for all our reptiles, Urial, Alpaca, Goats, Sheep, Chickens, Wallaby, Emu, Zebra, Ostrich, Chinese Alligator, and the rest of our animals through the North Trek Trail!

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