The Utica Zoo strives to enrich family life through the experience of nature. It is our goal to give families the opportunity to learn how we all can respect and save the animals and ecosystems that call Earth home. Individual and corporate support of the Utica Zoo through unrestricted contributions, annual membership, animal adoptions and year round attendance is impactful because every dollar stays right here. It is through community support that the Zoo continues to improve, grow and become a Zoo for all seasons.

Ways to Give

Make a tax deductible, unrestricted gift of your choice through PayPal below


Tax Deductible Donation Form

When sending in a check, please include the tax deductible donation form.

$100 for the Utica Zoo’s 100th

Help us celebrate our past and support our future by gifting $100 for our 100th Birthday. Be recognized ( or remain anonymous) on our special supporters page!

Matching Gifts

A corporate Matching Gift increases the value of your contribution. If your employer does not have a Matching Gifts Program, please suggest one be established.

Adopt an Animal

The Utica Zoo Adopt an Animal Program gives you the opportunity to take care of your favorite Zoo animal!  Choose the animal that you’ve always wanted and know your contribution goes directly towards their care and well-being.

Planned Giving

The term “Planned Giving” encompasses a number of ways in which you can leave your legacy. The Utica Zoo wants you to understand and be comfortable with the decisions you make concerning the future.

Wish List

Besides the day to day cleaning and feeding of the animals, the animal keepers are also responsible for Environmental Enrichment and Training. Here you will find a wishlist of items that we could use to better care for the animals here at the Zoo.

Sponsorship

By becoming a sponsor, your are supporting the mission of the Zoo, while getting recognition for your support. Gain from exposure to the over 100,000 visitors we host each year, in addition to being featured on Zoo grounds every day!

Hours and Admisson

April 1 to October 31: Open 10AM until 4:45 PM
November 1 to March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Fri
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Forever Antlers
Zoo Adventures – Forever Antlers
Dec 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Forever Antlers
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Dec
23
Tue
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Holiday Special
Zoo Adventures – Holiday Special
Dec 23 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Holiday Special
Join us for a special holiday Zoo Adventures. Story, craft and of course, animals! Free for Members, $5.00/ child for non-members, adults free.
Dec
27
Sat
10:30 AM Dangerous Defenses – Zoo Explorer
Dangerous Defenses – Zoo Explorer
Dec 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Dangerous Defenses - Zoo Explorer
Dangerous Defenses-December programs will focus on the different ways animals keep themselves safe. Antlers and Horns and Prickly Thorns! Animals protect themselves in an amazing array of ways. Join zoo educators as we learn about animal defenses. We will meet a few of our education animals and tour the zoo. This program is free with your admission and recommended for ages 5 and up.
Jan
8
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Over and Under ...
Zoo Adventures – Over and Under ...
Jan 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Over and Under the Snow
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.

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Zoo Blog

  • Santa takes a photo with a child at the Utica Zoo Holiday Hoot.
    Holiday Hoot 2014

    December 14th, 2014 – The Utica Zoo welcomed Santa Claus and visitors to the annual Holiday Hoot today. Children were able to get their pictures taken with Santa by Whitesboro Fun Pix, and also let Santa know what they wanted for Christmas. Chuck E. Cheese stopped by to give tokens to kids, and take photos as well. Docents and educational staff brought out animals that the whole family could interact with. The mild temperatures made it a perfect day to walk around the Utica Zoo and see all the animals on exhibit. Children participated in arts and crafts in the Auditorium. Visitors enjoyed hot chocolate and coffee, along with free cookies and candy. People brought gifts for our animals from Read More

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