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.


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 & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - 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

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