June 11, 2013
A Birthday party for cubs Coky & Murphy and pup Zoey will be held Tuesday, June 11th, from 5PM to 7PM throughout the Zoo. The evening’s festivities are included with regular admission. Events include a birthday banner signing at the African Lion exhibit and California Sea Lion exhibit, Birthday themed enrichment at both exhibits & the Docent Discovery Cottage located in the Children’s Zoo will be open with biofacts and activities. Cupcakes by Candies N Cupcakes of Rome will also be available to purchase. As with any birthday party, gifts are welcome!
June 8, 2013
Each year, thousands of people gather on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo to sample food and wine pairings from our local New York State wineries and restaurants while listening to Simple Props live. This year, we welcome back the VIP experience with our Peacock Pavilion which offers elite guests to early entry, dinner stations, cash bar, live music and more in addition to the regular event. RAIN OR SHINE – Everything under large tents!
Food provided by
Delmonico’s Steakhouse, Delta Lake Inn, Grande’s Pizzeria, Italian Chef, Karam’s, A Moveable Feast by O’Connors, Raspberries Café & Creamery, Tony’s Pizzeria, Michael’s Fine Food & Spirits, O’Baby’s, The Grapevine, Francescas’s Banquets & Catering, Il Café, PK’S Pub, Venice Pizzeria, Twin Ponds, Aquavino, Stone Bridge Inn, Holland Farms, Karams, Swifty’s, Romas, Lotus Garden & Oscuugnizzo’s Pizza
Tickets can be purchased: Calling 315-738-0472 & picking up at the zoo during business hours.
The Zoo Gift Shop (member tickets available HERE ONLY), City Liquors – 1651 Oneida Street, Utica, Clinton Wine & Spirits – 32 Meadow Street Clinton, Ilion Wine & Spirits – 10 E. Main Street, Ilion, Lichtmans Wine & Liquor, North Utica Shopping Plaza, Liquor Loft, Tops Plaza, Kellogg Road, Washington Mills, Lotto Liquors- New Hartford Shopping Center, Seneca Liquors- 8630 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, Village Liquors- 485 French Road, Utica, Ann Street Liquors, 18 North Ann Street, Little Falls
*Members must buy tickets at Utica Zoo Gift Shop to receive member discount.
VIP $75 – SOLD OUT
Includes VIP parking, early entry at 5PM to cash bar cocktail hour (don’t forget to try the signature drink of the night!) and dinner stations in addition to rest of the event. Entry and cocktail hour from 5-6PM, dinner stations open at 6PM. Live music and animal presentations also for VIP guests during this time. Then enjoy the rest of the event from 6-9PM.
General Admission – Members can only buy discount tickets at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop
Advance sale $25 members w/ card, $30 non-members
At the door $30 members w/card, $35 non-members
Includes event from 6-9PM
Designated Driver $20 includes non-alcoholic beverages, foods sampling & live music.
Ticket Outlets - No Refunds
The Zoo Gift Shop (member tickets available HERE ONLY)
City Liquors – 1651 Oneida Street, Utica
Clinton Wine & Spirits – 32 Meadow Street Clinton
Ilion Wine & Spirits – 10 E. Main Street, Ilion
Lichtmans Wine & Liquor, North Utica Shopping Plaza
Liquor Loft, Tops Plaza, Kellogg Road, Washington Mills
Lotto Liquors- New Hartford Shopping Center
Seneca Liquors- 8630 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford
Village Liquors- 485 French Road, Utica
Ann Street Liquors, 18 North Ann Street, Little Falls
Shuttle parking available at Rec Center parking lot
21 & OVER ONLY. ID REQUIRED AT ENTRY.
WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
$5,000 Connoisseur Sponsorship
Includes: 10 General event admission tickets, 2 VIP tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in all advertising including
print, electronic & social media, Animal Encounter for up to four people*, 1 free
Zoomobile* & 1 free pavilion rental*
$3,000 Enthusiast Sponsor
Includes: 10 General event admission tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in all advertising including print, electronic & social media, Animal Encounter for up to two people*, & 1 free Zoomobile*.
$1000 Goblet Sponsor
Includes: 4 General event admission tickets, recognition at event through banner provided by your company, recognition in print, social media advertising & link on Utica Zoo site & Animal Encounter for up to two people.*
$500 Cork Sponsor
Includes: 2 tickets & recognition at event through banner provided by your company and link on Utica Zoo site.
*Subject to availability
Call Daniee R. Hurlbert at (315) 738-0472 Ext 38 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VIP Menu by A Moveable Feast
Cocktail Hour: Full Bar
Fruit/Cheese/Baguette Stationary Display
Assorted Butlered Hors Doeurves
Assorted Sushi – Made to Order with Condiments
Grilling Station – Tenderloin of Beef, Grilled Duck Breast, Chicken Breast, Salmon Fillet and Shrimp K-bobs served with Asian Scallion Pancakes and sauces of Sweet Plum Reduction, Jack Daniels Glaze, Creamy Peppercorn, Asian BBQ, Bernaise, Hoisen Sauce and a Mandarin Orange Glaze accompanied with Grilled Summer Vegetables, Brandied Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Roasted Olives
Pad Thai Station – Asian Rice Noodles tossed with sautéed Carrots, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Onions, Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts, Egg, Sugar Snap Peas in a Tangy Thai Peanut Sauce and Siracha Hot Sauce
Salad Station – Jicama and Grilled Fruit Salad over Arcadian Greens, Asian Noodle Salad, Grilled Romaine and Arugula with a Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, Rolls and Butter
Mashed Potato Martini Bar – Yukon Golds piped into Martini Glasses with toppings of Butter, Sour Cream, Scallions, Cheddar Cheese, Peas, Corn, Broccoli Crowns, Gravy, Salsa, Crab Meat, Caviar and Chopped Bacon
Dessert Station – Summer Berry Bar – Homemade Biscuits and Pound Cake with a selection of Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries marinated with Grand Marnier topped with Fresh Whipped Cream
May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day weekend at the Utica Zoo!
The Utica Zoo is home to many mothers from the Nigerian Dwarf Goats (due in midsummer) to California Sea Lion Munchkin, who spends her days with her daughter Zoey splashing in the pool. Mother’s play an important role not only in humans’ lives, but in animals as well and for this the Utica Zoo welcomes all mothers to enjoy the special day at a special place. On Sunday, May 12th, the Utica Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with FREE admission for mothers courtesy of Gates-Cole Insurance.
May 4, 2013
April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 21 from 11am-3pm
Earth Day at the Utica Zoo is the place to be for family fun and great food too!
On Sunday, April 21 from 11am-3 pm, the Utica Zoo will celebrate Earth Day by providing the community a place to learn and participate in Earth friendly conservation efforts. The mission of The Utica Zoo is to foster public understanding and appreciation of wildlife species and their ecosystems through education, conservation and recreation. To reinforce this mission, there will be crafts, chance animal encounters, activities and educational materials on how to take care of our planet.
In addition, volunteers will be helping make the Zoo look beautiful for Spring! There will also be giveaways and activities for kids on conservation/recycling provided by the Herkimer Oneida Solid Waste Authority. Computer Connection of CNY will be offering free electronics recycling on site with data deconstruction also available ($4 charge) again this year. Bring in an electronic item to be recycled through Computer Connection of CNY and receive $1 off admission per family!
In addition to all the Earth Day festivities, the Utica Zoo also welcomes back Voss’ for the Summer season!
Event festivities are rain or shine and included with regular zoo admission. The Zoo is open from
10am-4:45pm with festivities from 11am-3pm.
*One $1 off admission recycling discount per family.
March 30, 2013
Saturday, March 30 from 11am-3pm at The Utica Zoo
Join the Utica Zoo in a celebration of the season! Wander through the zoo to find Easter Eggs in the age segmented egg hunts and play games for prizes** while visiting some of your favorite animals.
Regular admission applies, plus $3 per wristband* for those participating in the day’s events.
Voss’ will be open! (limited menu) Feel free to bring a picnic lunch.
*Limit 5 eggs per wristband purchased
**While supplies last
December 16, 2012
October 26, 2012 – October 28, 2012
Join us as the Utica Zoo hosts it’s 25th annual Spooktacular event from Friday, October 26th through Sunday the 28th. The event takes place at the Utica Zoo from 6 to 9PM on Friday & Saturday with a less scary day on Sunday from 12-4PM. The zoo will open at noon instead of 10am on Sunday the 28th to set up for the event.
This year we welcome back the famous Haunted Hall, Forest of Fear Hayride & Candy Corn Maze. Throughout the weekend, thirteen Trick-o-Treat stations sponsored by community businesses will entice the bravest of visitors through the zoo. Voss’ will be serving up an array of tasty goodies to keep visitors warm and full. On Sunday the 28th we celebrate all the Fall season has to offer with continued Trick-o-Treat stations as well as games and other entertainment for our littlest ghouls and goblins. We will also be featuring our Autumn Avenue which features arts, crafts, and baked goods from across the state.
Zoo admission for the event is $3.00 (sorry, no membership discounts for this event.) with additional fees for certain attractions. FREE parking will be at the Zoo all three days with additional parking available at rec center parking lot with shuttles to event. Don’t miss this event of the season!
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