Education Programs

January 4, 2018


Summer Education Programs

Pre-registration is required. Please check the listing of each program for times and cost!

Summer Story time: Join us for our new story time program every Monday morning this Summer! This program is free with admission and will take place in the Children’s Zoo Discovery Cottage at 10:30am. Each class may include a activity, craft, and/or a live animal presentation.

  • June 25th – In the Trees, Honeybees!
  • July 2nd – The Mouse and the Meadow
  • July 9th – Lizards for Lunch
  • July 16th – Hide and Snake
  • July 23rd – The Busy Tree
  • July 30th – Hodge the Hedgehog
  • August 6th – The Perfect Place for an Elf Owl
  • August 13th – Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet
  • August 20th – Track that Scat

Member Mornings: Member Mornings are free, family programs for Utica Zoo members-only and will cover a variety of topics and activities such as animal presentations, tours and animal enrichment. Only 30 spots are available per day, and pre-registration is required by emailing or calling Mary at (315) 738-0472 ext 26.

  • Sunday, June 24th at 9:30am
  • Sunday, July 22nd at 9:30am
  • Sunday August 12th at 9:30am

Night Prowl: Have you ever wondered what happens at the zoo when the lights go off and the gates close? Learn about the animals that go bump in the night! Admission to the program is $5.00 per child for members or $10.00 per child for nonmembers. One adult is admitted free per one child. Additional adult admission is $5.00 for members or nonmembers.

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Fall Education Programs

Pre-registration is required. All classes begin at 10:30am (unless noted) in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for Utica Zoo members and $10.00 per child for non-members. For more information, or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Stroller Safari (6-18 Months): Load up the stroller and join the wildest adventure in town with your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive tour and an up close animal encounter!

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Hatchlings (18 Months to 3 Years): Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet!

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Zoo Adventures (3 to 5 Years): Join our preschool class as we explore the world through storybooks! Each class includes a story reading, animal meet and greet, and activity!

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Homeschool (6 Years and Up): Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive homeschool classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions.

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Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.