MEMBERSHIP

All memberships include the following:

  • Unlimited free admission to the cardholder
  • 10% discount in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop
  • Free and reduced admission to zoos across the USA and Canada. Reciprocal List
  • Education program and class discounts
  • Reduced admission to premiere events

The Utica Zoo reciprocates with approximately 150 other zoos. This agreement allows the members of reciprocal zoos to receive free admission to the Utica Zoo.  Due to constant changes in the reciprocal list, we recommend you call before you visit any zoo or aquarium to ensure they are still participating in the program. At this time we do not reciprocate with Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.

PayPal Buyer Note: Please add your number of dependent children or grandchildren in the “instructions from buyer section” in PayPal. If you are buying as a gift, please specify & indicate where you would like us to send the Gift Membership Certificate in the “instructions from buyer section” in PayPal. Gift Membership Certificates will be given to those purchasing as a gift, NOT membership cards. Thank you. 


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Military discount of $5 off memberships available at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop with ID

Packs: Will be mailed out within 24 hours (weekdays). Will call also available. Please call after purchase.

  • FOUR PASS PACK – Four day passes (each pass good for one adult, child, OR senior admission.)

Memberships:

  • FAMILY – Benefits for two adults & dependent children (under 18) OR two additional adults per visit.
  • SENIOR FAMILY – Benefits to grandparents & grandchildren under 18 years old.
  • EXTENDED FAMILY – Benefits for two adults & dependent children (under 18) OR two additional adults per visit, PLUS extra 2 guests per visit.
  • SILVER – Benefits for two adults & dependent children OR two additional adults per visit, PLUS 2 guests per visit, 4 day passes (each pass good for one adult, child, OR senior admission.) & a Utica Zoo Key Chain.
  • GOLD –  Silver benefits, 2 gift Family Memberships, 4 tickets to either Wine in the Wilderness or Brewfest & a Level 1 Behind the Scenes Tour.
  • PLATINUM – Silver benefits, 3 gift Family Memberships, 6 tickets to either Wine in the Wilderness or Brewfest & a Level 2 Behind the Scenes Tour.
  • LIFETIME – Extended Family benefits for life, 4 gift Family Memberships, 8 tickets to either Wine in the Wilderness or Brewfest & a Level 2 Behind the Scenes Tour. (Tickets and tour during your first year of membership ONLY.)

Membership good for one year excluding Lifetime

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $25 service charge for all returned checks.

*Memberships are not tax deductible. To make a tax deductible contribution, Click Here

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
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.
Dec
31
Wed
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.
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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