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!

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.


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.

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!


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


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

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.
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.
11:00 AM Happy Zoo Year
Happy Zoo Year
Dec 31 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Happy Zoo Year
On New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31st) the Utica Zoo will be celebrating “Happy Zoo Year” from 11 to 1 pm in the Auditorium. Madagascar the movie will be shown on a projector screen. Kids will be able to participate in arts & crafts, and animal meet & greets. There will be a Hot Chocolate toast at Noon with free cookies on the side. Regular Winter Admission. Free for Members. The Utica Zoo is open on New Years Day.
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