The Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for final Brewfest preparation. We will re-open at 6pm for Brewfest and return to our regular admission schedule of 10am-4:45pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Red Panda Encounter

April 16, 2019


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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