Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the wildest place in town! We offer multiple Birthday Party packages and extras to fit your budget.

Zoo Explorer Package:

Available most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Parties include:

  • A dedicated party hostess
  • Free admission to zoo for you and your guests.
  • Use of the auditorium for two hours.
  • An up-close and personal encounter with three animals of your choosing
  • An activity OR craft based on ONE of the available themes: Zoo Animal Quest, Farmyard Fun, Crafty Critters, Swinging Safari (April to October only), or Birdy Bingo (October to April only)

Nocturnal Expedition Package:

Available most Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00pm. Parties include:

  • A dedicated party hostess
  • Free admission to the zoo after hours for up to 20 guests
  • A three animal presentation
  • A craft OR activity based on ONE of two of our available themes: Reptiles or Forest Fun

Party Fees

Party fees are based on the number of guests attending. One adult is admitted free with each child. Additional adults will be counted when calculating the number of guests.

  • Small Party: (up to 12 guests)              $150.00
  • Medium Party: (13 to 20 guests)          $180.00
  • Large Party: (over 20 guests)               $200.00
  • After Hours Party (up to 20 guests)     $250.00

Wild Party Extras (Zoo Themed Paper Products):

  • Small Party $30.00
  • Medium Party $40.00
  • Large Party $50.00
  • Goody Bags: $4.00 each

 Includes: Plates, Napkins, Cups, Forks, Spoons, Knives, Tablecloths

For more information or to book a birthday party, contact the Education Department at 315-738-0472 ext 26 or e-mail birthdayparties@uticazoo.org

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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

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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