We’re Open!

After more than 100 days of being closed due to COVID-19, we have finally received the go-ahead to re-open for members on June 29-July 1 and not-yet-members on July 2.

Masks will be required while on-grounds, as well as social distancing measures. Visit UticaZoo.org/prepare for full details.

Utica Zoo Home School Programs

October 30, 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Utica Zoo Auditorium
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501
Starting at $7
Mary Hall
Utica Zoo Home School Programs @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes activities, crafts, powerpoint presentations, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our homeschool class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements.

All classes are held in the zoo’s Auditorium for approximately one hour. 

11:00am; K – 2nd Grade (students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program)

1:00pm; 3rd Grade & up (students may be dropped off – sign in will be required)

The cost is $7.00/child for members, $7.00/child plus adult admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at birthdayparties@uticazoo.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.



September 20th – Introduction to program & ‘Classification Stations’

Welcome back to homeschool at the zoo! We will do a quick reintroduction to our homeschool program followed by some classification activities and a meet n’ greet with some live animals from the animal groups that we discuss.

October 25th – ‘Preparing for winter’

How do you prepare for winter? This month we will talk about the many ways that our native animals prepare themselves for the harsh winter months here in upstate New York. There will be some live animal meet n’ greets with our resident native creatures, as well as a little-guided exploration to a native animals exhibit to learn about how we keep our animals warm here at the zoo.

This class will include a small pumpkin to paint or take home to carve (paint will be provided during the class).

November 8th – ‘Animal Coverings’

Have you ever thought about why an animal might be covered with either fur, feathers, or scales? We will discuss the many different ways that animals keep themselves safe in their environment, as well as meet some live animals from around the world with unique coverings.

January 24th – TBA

February 28th – TBA

March 21st – TBA

April 25th – TBA

May 23rd – TBA

June 13th – TBA