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Utica Zoo Membership

December 7, 2020

Whether you prefer a pride, a pack, a flock, or a herd, we want you to be part of our family!

Become a Utica Zoo Member today, and enjoy these wonderful perks:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the Utica Zoo for one full year.
  • Free or discounted admission to zoos, nature centers and aquariums across the country. View the Utica Zoo Reciprocal List Please call ahead to all reciprocating facilities prior to travels as some may still be closed due to COVID-19 or have temporarily suspended the free or 50% admission rates for members from reciprocal facilities due to reduced capacity.  
  • 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.
  • The knowledge that you are helping to further the Utica Zoo’s mission.

As an accredited member of  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Utica Zoo reciprocates with other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the USA and Canada. This agreement also 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.

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

Memberships Levels:

  • INDIVIDUAL $45 – Member benefits for one named adult and one single-use day-pass.
  • DUAL $55 – Member Benefits for two named adults or one named adult and one guest.
  • FAMILY $79 – Member Benefits for two named adults and all related children under 18.
  • EXTENDED FAMILY $99 BEST VALUE! – 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.
  • BRONZE $125 – Member benefits for two named adults and all related children under 18, Free admission for two guests per visit,  A Utica Zoo Bookmark and two single-use day-passes, Invitations to special exhibit previews.
  • SILVER$250 – All bronze benefits with four, single-use day passes. PLUS an animal enrichment experience.
  • GOLD $500 –  All silver benefits, with choice of an animal enrichment experience OR a private tour of the Zoo PLUS a special exclusive gift AND recognition in the Utica Zoo’s annual report.
  • LIFETIME $2,500 – Lifetime memberships available. Call 315-738-0472 ext. 38 or 41 for details.
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 Membership good for one year excluding Lifetime.

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

*Utica Zoo Memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed. To make a tax-deductible contribution, Click Here.