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Spooktacular Harvest Festival 2019


Posted on September 13th, 2019

The 33rd Annual Utica Zoo Spooktacular Harvest Festival has returned! Save October 19th and 20th in your calendar! Sponsored by I LOVE NY, KISSFM, Talk 100.7, BUG Country, Roser Communications Network, Empower Federal Credit Union, Stewarts Shops, WellNow Urgent Care, Indium Corporation, and Lady and Leap Toy Shop. Bring the whole family for a weekend Read More

Brewfest Tips & FAQS


Posted on August 3rd, 2019

Brewfest is Saturday, August 3rd from 6 to 9 at the Utica Zoo. Here are some tips and frequently asked questions: Tickets (Become a Utica Zoo Member before the event to get the best price!) Advance Sale Prices: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members, $25 Designated Drivers. Ticket Locations: Tickets available at Utica Zoo Gift Shop and Read More

Party for the Planet 2019


Posted on April 12th, 2019

Utica Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet/ Earth Day Celebration is Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Utica Zoo. We will be celebrating our animals and how important they are to our world! Pine saplings will be given to the first 50 families in attendance, and animal meet and greets will Read More

Animal Valentine Exchange


Posted on January 29th, 2019

Join the Utica Zoo Education Department for a fun-filled program complete with Valentines and enrichment items! We have also teamed up with Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester for an “Animal Valentine Exchange”! This event is FREE WITH ZOO ADMISSION! Bring the kids to the Utica Zoo Auditorium on February 16 and 17 and make a Valentine to Read More

School Break Camps 2019


Posted on December 24th, 2018

School Break Zoo Camps 2019 No school? Bring your kids to the Utica Zoo to learn all about animal habitats! Our school break Zoo camps are held from 10 am to 1 pm and are open to learners from 1st to 4th grade. Camp activities include animal meet and greets, enrichment projects, touring the zoo, Read More

2018 NYPA Wildlife Festival


Posted on September 3rd, 2018

Once again, the New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival has returned! On Saturday, September 8, enjoy FREE ZOO ADMISSION courtesy of the New York Power Authority! This family friendly event includes El Jefe’s Tacos & More, Holy Smoque’s BBQ Fusion, Voss’s At the Zoo, face painting, Jim Okey Magic Comedy, Champion Chainsaw Sculptor Mark Tyoe, Wolf Mountain Nature Center, Erie Read More

Snowshoe Rentals


Posted on January 25th, 2018

Snowshoe at the Zoo! Bring your own, or rent a pair of ours. With wooded trails and amazing scenery, come see the zoo in a whole new way. Last snowshoe rental occurs at 3:00pm. Snowshoes and poles must be returned to the Gift Shop before 4:00PM. Photo ID required for rentals. Snowshoeing available at the discretion Read More

Utica Zoo Career Opportunities


Posted on January 19th, 2018

Utica Zoo Career Opportunities The Utica Zoo sits in the Roscoe Conkling Park in Utica, NY on over 80 pristine acres, 40 of which are currently developed. We care for over 200 animals from 99 different species and welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the country every year. Our staff is one of many Read More

Wine in the Wilderness FAQs


Posted on June 1st, 2017

Here are the frequently asked questions for Utica Zoo’s Wine in the Wilderness on Saturday, June 2nd from 6 to 9pm at the Utica Zoo. Where can I get tickets? Save $5 when buying tickets in advance at the following locations: UticaZoo.org/wine, Eventbrite.com, Utica Zoo Gift Shop. Retail locations accept cash or check only: Seneca Liquors, Read More

Utica Zoo “Dream BIG” Master Plan


Posted on September 27th, 2016

Click here to view the Master Plan Map. Click here to view the Full Master Plan Click here to see the Dream BIG Book. Utica Zoo released their new master plan on September 27, 2016, at a private party sponsored by First Source Federal Credit Union. The theme of the night was “Dream BIG with the Read More

Zoo Walkers Club


Posted on September 10th, 2015

Lace up your sneakers and join us at the Utica Zoo this fall for a fun new way to exercise your body and your mind! What: Walk the approximately one mile loop around the zoo at 9:00 AM. Then at 9:45 meet in the auditorium for coffee and a short talk. Talks will be held on Read More

Tips for Wine in the Wilderness


Posted on June 6th, 2015

Here are some tips for Wine in the Wilderness today, Saturday June 6th from 6 to 9 PM (VIP starts at 5pm): Need Tickets? Save $5 by getting them in advance. Utica Zoo Gift Shop is open 10 to 2pm today. Tickets will be sold at the door at regular price. Advance sale tickets can also Read More

Save Our Switchbacks Run


Posted on April 10th, 2015

The 2015 Save Our Switchbacks run will take runners through the Utica Zoo for the very first time! Runners will race down African Alley before exiting out the Main Gate and heading down to the Parkway. The event takes place on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  For more information, visit the Save Our Switchbacks Website. Registration application: Read More

Earth Day Vendors & Sponsors


Posted on January 27th, 2015

The Utica Zoo is looking for local vendors and sponsors for it’s annual Earth Day event. Our Earth Day event is Saturday, April 25th from 11 to 3pm. The vendor fee is $25, which goes directly into the conservation program at the Utica Zoo. Please contact Kathleen at (315) 738-0472 Ext. 36 or kathleen.mallory@uticazoo.org. Here Read More

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