We’re Open!

WE ARE OPEN TO ALL VISITORS! After more than 100 days of being closed, we have finally re-opened and are welcoming visitors from 10 am-4 pm every day! We can’t wait to see you!

Masks will be required while on-grounds, as well as social distancing measures. Visit UticaZoo.org/prepare for full details.

Holiday Hoot at the Utica Zoo

November 25, 2019


The holiday favorite returns! Bring the whole family for a day full of holiday fun and get your photo with Santa! Plus enjoy a hot cocoa bar with cookies and candy canes, make a holiday ornament, write a letter to Santa, or make some crafts to give as gifts.

Photos with Santa will be from 10 am-1 pm. Photos courtesy of Alison Sbiroli

NEW! Enjoy Christmas Carols from the Boy Scouts from 10 am-2 pm and 2 pm-4 pm!

Food Trucks:
Kitty’s Food Truck and Louie’s Grapevine Gyro Cart

We will also have bio-fact stations and animal meet and greets, as well as treats and gifts for sale by the Utica Zoo Docents to benefit all the great work they do for the Zoo.

Stop by the Gift Shop where you can shop for everyone on your list, or purchase an enrichment item for one of the animals. Are you in the giving mood? Bring gifts for zoo animals and zookeepers from their wish list: uticazoo.org/wishlist or purchase a special Animal Adoption Box.

Utica Zoo Members: $5 for adults, $3 for kids
Not-yet-member: $7 for adults, $5 for kids

Looking to save a few dollars? Become a Utica Zoo member! Membership has numerous benefits including free admission to the Zoo, discounted or free admission to other Zoos and Aquariums, discounts on admission to signature events, and lots more! Visit UticaZoo.org/membership to become a member today!

Utica Zoo is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm during the winter. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open on New Year’s Day.

Winter Admission Rates: November 1st, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Child 0 to 2: Free
Child 3 to 12: $3.00
Adults 13 to 61: $4.50
Seniors 62+, Military, & College Students w/ ID $3.50

More details to be added soon!