August 5th Hours: 10am to 2pm

Utica Zoo is closing at 2pm on August 5th to prepare for the Brewfest fundraiser from 6-9pm.

Utica Zoo Mondays!

July 4, 2017



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Utica Zoo is open until 7PM on every Monday during July and August of 2017. Each Monday from 4-7pm will feature a Food Truck from the Utica Food Truck Association, and an activity or entertainment. All activities are included with zoo admission unless noted. Utica Zoo Mondays are presented by Mix 102.5. Check back to this webpage for added entertainment and schedule announcements.

July 3 from 4 to 7pm – Food Truck and a Book Party for: Positive Pete Penguin’s First Bus Ride

  • It’s the first day of school, and Pete Penguin is nervous. He’s never ridden a bus before! What if he can’t find a seat? What if he doesn’t make any friends? Pete can’t help but worry, so it’s up to Momma Penguin to save the day. Will Pete Penguin learn to be positive after all? Come find out at the Utica Zoo! Author James Davis will be reading, selling, and signing copies of Positive Pete Penguin’s First Bus Ride. There will be a Birnie Bus at the zoo for kids to check out and a 5 ton Army Troop Tuck will be collecting non-perishable food items for area veterans. The Samaritan Counseling Center will have a table staffed by employees and counselors with resources. You can also purchase the book online.

July 10 from 4 to 7pm – Holy Smoques BBQ Food Truck

July 17 from 4 to 7pm – Mangia Macrina’s Wood Fired Pizza and the Cait Devin Band from 5:30 to 7pm. Utica Zoo’s Annual Meeting 5-7pm.

July 24 from 4 to 7pm – Sarita’s Food Truck and Pokémon GO at the Zoo!

  • Gotta Catch ‘Em All! Utica Zoo has 19 PokéStops and 3 Gyms. Make sure your battery is fully charged for three hours of Pokémon hunting!

July 31 – Free Admission for Everyone from 4pm to 7pm. Gyros by the Grapevine and El Hefe Food Truck.

  • The following Community Resource Booths will be available: Care Net, Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, CLPPP (Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program), Young Scholars, Home Ownership Center, House of the Good Shepard, Utica Public Library, MVP Healthcare, and The Neighborhood Center.

August 7 from 4 to 7pm – Come Fry with Me Food Truck and The Guild of Thespian Puppets at 6pm.

August 14 from 4 to 7pm – El Hefe Food Truck and a Peregrine Falcon presentation by Matthew Parry

August 21 – Zootopia Movie Night presented by Nomad Cinema. Sarita’s Food Truck.

  • Zoo is open util the movie starts at 8:30pm or dusk. $5 for Not-Yet Members and $3 for Utica Zoo Members.

August 28 – Free Admission for Everyone from 4pm to 7pm. Holy Smoques BBQ Food Truck and Sarita’s Food Truck.

  • The following Community Resource Booths will be available: Care Net, Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, CLPPP (Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program), Young Scholars, Home Ownership Center, House of the Good Shepard, Utica Public Library, MVP Healthcare, and The Neighborhood Center.

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