Closing at 1pm on June 1st for Wine in the Wilderness

Please be advised that the Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for our Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser. We will re-open at 6 pm for Wine in the Wilderness. The Zoo will re-open for regular admission hours of 10 am-4:45 pm on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Looking for the perfect gift for your animal-loving family and friends? Shop local and support the Utica Zoo Gift Shop! Gift Shop hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. (Utica Zoo & Gift Shop are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Animal Adoption Boxes: Animal Adoption Boxes are a wonderful way to show your support of a Utica Zoo animal! Adoption Boxes start at $50 and includes a plush animal, 5 x 7 photo of the animal, and an adoption certificate. Animal Adoption Boxes make exceptional gifts!  Special animal adoption boxes are only available in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop. Cannot be purchased online or over the phone.

Limited Edition Animal Adoption Boxes


Standard Animal Adoptions: You can symbolically adopt a Utica Zoo animal and contribute to the cost of their feed, enrichment, veterinary care, exhibit upgrades, or any other need they may have. We offer numerous levels of adoption starting at $30. For more details, click here.

Utica Zoo Animal Hero Program: Looking for an impactful way to support a Utica Zoo animal for a full year? Become a Utica Zoo Animal Hero and contribute to the care of your selected animal for one low monthly cost. Become a Super Hero, Protector, or Defender of Utica Zoo animals by clicking here.

Membership: Give the gift of Utica Zoo membership. Benefits include Free General Admission, discounts on special events, and gift shop discounts.  Click here to learn more about Utica Zoo Memberships.

Utica Zoo Membership Certificate

Utica Zoo Wishlist: Want to give gifts to the animals and zookeepers at the Utica Zoo? We have put together a wishlist of items that we would love to have! Click here to see the Utica Zoo Wishlist.

Donation Gifts: Give a tax-deductible donation to the Utica Zoo! Gifts can be made in anyone’s name. Click here to donate.

Gift Cards: Don’t know exactly what to get? Utica Zoo gift cards can be purchased in any amount and used for anything: admission, memberships, merchandise etc.