Open July 4th Weekend

Utica Zoo is open daily from 10 AM to 4:45PM. On Monday, July 4th we will have extended hours: 10AM to 7PM.

Utica Zoo Membership

Membership Card

Utica Zoo Memberships include the following:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the Utica Zoo for one full year.
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos, nature centers and aquariums across the country. 2016 Reciprocal List
  • 10% off in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop.
  • Member-day discounts and specials
  • Discounts on education classes, zoo camps, and birthday parties.
  • Access to special member-only programs.
  • Invitation to our annual member appreciation evening in May.
  • Discounted or free tickets to select Utica Zoo events.
  • Access to Voss’ at the Zoo spring to fall
  • Knowledge that you are helping to further the Utica Zoo’s mission.

Utica Zoo reciprocates with over 150 other zoos across the USA and Canada. 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. 


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

If you would like to fill out a form and mail it in, Please Click Here.


  • INDIVIDUAL $40 – Member benefits for one named adult and one single use day-pass.
  • DUAL $50 – Member Benefits for two named adults or one named adult and one guest.
  • FAMILY $60 – Member Benefits for two named adults and all related children under 18.
  • EXTENDED FAMILY $75 – Member Benefits for a total of four adults, with one to four adults being named and the remainder as guest passes; plus all related children under 18.
  • SILVER $125 – Member benefits for two named adults and all related children under 18, Free admission for two guests per visit,  A Utica Zoo Logo Decal and two single use day-passes, Invitations to special exhibit previews.
  • GOLD $500 –  Silver benefits, four single use day passes, vouchers for 4 tickets to either Wine in the Wilderness or Brewfest, recognition in the Utica Zoo’s annual report,
  • PLATINUM $1,000 – Silver benefits, A director led, behind the scenes tour of the zoo, vouchers for 6 tickets to either Wine in the Wilderness or Brewfest, recognition in the Utica Zoo’s Annual Report.
  • LIFETIME $2,500 – All Platinum level benefits with six single use day-passes,  A special animal encounter of your choice (First year of Membership only),  Vouchers for Eight tickets to Brewfest or Wine in the Wilderness (First year of membership only).

Will be mailed out within one week. Will call also available. 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