Sponsorship

The Utica Zoo Sponsors enjoy many benefits.  From knowing you are supporting one of the region’s premiere family attractions, to building brand loyalty and visibility, your company will gain from exposure to the over 100,000 visitors we host each year, in addition to being featured on Zoo grounds every day!

Exhibit Sponsorship:

This essential support enables the staff to continue providing high
quality, professional care by insuring a safe, enriched habitat for each
species.  These sponsorships are for a period of one year.  Call today to take part in the Business Sponsor Program. Sponsorships may be arranged as multiple year commitments.

Event Sponsorship:

Each year, the Utica Zoo holds fund-raising events which bring
thousands through our gates. Be a part of the excitement!
APRIL:

Easter Eggstravaganza- This day is a celebration of the Easter holiday. With egg hunts and special animal presentations, this day has grown each year with hundreds of people in attendence to have a chance to see the Easter Bunny and our great Zoo.
Earth Day- Earth Day at the zoo is a time for celebration and educa tion on the ways we can make a positive impact on the environment. With fun conservation activities and presentations, Earth Day has become a popular time for the zoo.

JUNE:

Wine in the Wilderness - 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.
AUGUST:

Brewfest - With thousands of guests, Brewfest is one of the Zoo’s largest fund-raising
events. micro brews from around the world gather to offer a good time and a great advertising opportunity!

OCTOBER:

Spooktacular- With over 6,000 guests in attendance over the three day celebration,
Spooktacular is one of our most popular events. Our 13 Trick -o- Treat Stations, Haunted Hayride and Haunted Hall bring visitors from across the state!

For more information. please call Andria Heath at (315) 738-0472 at Ext. 41

Exhibit Signage Sizes Available with Sponsorship

 

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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

Zoo Blog

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    Wolf Awareness Week 10/12 to 10/18
    October 14, 2014

    It’s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo. Although they are essential to the health of the ecosystem and keeping herbivore populations in check, wolves have been the subject of intense persecution throughout the centuries, and most species are either threatened or endangered due to myths and misunderstandings. Less than 100 individuals currently live in the wild. Mexican wolves are the most endangered gray wolf subspecies in North America, and our three females; Bella, Sierra and Aztec, are among the last of their kind. After becoming extinct in the wild during the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves are finally making a small comeback in Arizona and New Mexico, but there is still a long way to go. The Utica Zoo has been Read More

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    New Female Red Panda – Ming Yue
    October 10, 2014

    The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today. Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit.

Upcoming Events

Nov
7
Fri
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – North American...
Stroller Safari – North American...
Nov 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - North American Trek
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour and an up close animal encounter. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. The class meets outside the auditorium at 10:30am.  
Nov
13
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Digging for Dinosaurs
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Nov
19
Wed
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
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. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.
Nov
20
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
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. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.

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