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)              $140.00
  • 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):

  • Large Party $50.00
  • Small Party $30.00
  • Medium Party $40.00
  • 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

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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