Closing at 1pm on June 1st for Wine in the Wilderness

Please be advised that the Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for our Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser. We will re-open at 6 pm for Wine in the Wilderness. The Zoo will re-open for regular admission hours of 10 am-4:45 pm on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Red Panda Encounter

April 16, 2019



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Go inside our Red Panda exhibit to hand feed them their favorite treats! Visitors travel from all over the country, and several foreign countries, to visit with Muse and Ming-Yue. Our Zookeepers will provide you with all the Red Panda information you could ever need, all while feeding them grapes, biscuits, and bamboo leaves.

Add on a Photo Package for only $45 to get lots of photos to remember your once in a lifetime experience.

$180 total for up to two people age 12+ and zoo admission is included.

Only two red panda encounters are offered per week via the Species Survival Plan. Scheduling Red Panda encounters is dependent upon the animal care schedule and the requirements of the Species Survival Plan. 

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