Teacher Reasources

The Utica Zoo can be used as an awesome extension to your classroom! Use it to teach your students about classification, endangered species, habitats, adaptations or any topic you can imagine. The Utica Zoo has a variety of resource boxes available for teachers to borrow for their classrooms.  These boxes contain activity ideas and materials, artifacts, boxes, videos, etc.  Everything you need to make your lessons hands-on and fun.  These boxes are available for loan for up to two week periods.  A deposit fee of $30.00 is required, $20.00 of which is refundable upon the return of the box.  The borrower is responsible for the pick-up and return of the boxes.  The following boxes are available:

Invertebrates - Contains insect biodiversity mount, metamorphosis mount, wasp nest, honeycomb, Tarantula molt, puzzles, books, videos, & activity packs.

Amphibians - Contains frog metamorphosis mount, frog skull, tape of frog calls, videos, puzzles, books, games, & activity ideas.

Reptiles - Contains lizard, snake and turtle skulls, turtle shells, snake skins, alligator eggs, snake skeleton, video, books, games, & activity ideas.

Birds - Contains bird skulls, feathers, nests, eggs, feet, books, bird songs, videos, games, & activity ideas.

Birds-of-Prey - Contains owl wing, skull, and foot, owl pellet and their prey mount, owl pellets, books, videos, games, & activity ideas.

Bats - Contains bat skeleton, bat skulls, games, books, videos, & activity ideas.

Tiger - Contains tiger hair, tooth, claw, nest, & Realm of Tiger teacher kit.

Rainforests - Contains feathers, bird, ocelot, sloth and monkey skulls, rainforest products, videos, activity books, puzzles, and games.

Dinosaurs - Contains foot prints, velociraptor skull and claw, duckbill skin, triceratops and T-Rex tooth, dinosaur egg, games, videos, and books.

Tracks & Teeth - Contains track molds and skulls from native animals, books, & activity ideas.

 Stop by the zoo to check out these and other great resources we have that can help make your lessons exciting and memorable.

For more information, please contact: Mary Hall, Education Curator 

Phone:  315-738-0472  Ext. 26  E-mail:  mary.hall@uticazoo.org

 

 

 

Hours & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31
Child $4.75 $2.50
Adult $7.75 $4.25
Senior, Military, College $6.75 $3.50

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