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School Break Programs 2017

October 19, 2017



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Looking for something new to do with your kids during school break? Join us for one of our zoo-rific education programs! There’s something for kids of all ages at the Utica Zoo! Space is limited and preregistration is required by emailing kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or calling (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Join us on Friday, November 10th at 1:30pm for our first Go Green Family Program! Learn all about recycling and how you can take care of our planet from your own home. This class will be offered every month with different recycling and conservation topics each session. This month’s class will include a presentation from the Solid Waste Authority, animal meet and greets, and recycling based activities. The cost of the program is $5.00 per person for members and $10.00 per person for nonmembers.

On Saturday, November 25th at 1:30pm, celebrate the season of giving with our Symbiosis Family Program! Symbiosis is how two different organisms interact in their environment to survive and thrive. Come and learn how our animals work together here at the zoo! The cost of the program is $5.00 per person for members and $10.00 per person for nonmembers.

On Friday, December 15th at 4:00pm we will be holding a special Go Green class for the holidays! This month’s topic is green gifting! Come and learn how you can help reduce waste during the busiest shopping time of the year. Meet some animals up close and enjoy a holiday treat! The cost of the program is $5.00 per person for members and $10.00 per person for nonmembers.

On Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30am, we will be holding our special Holiday Zoo Adventures program. Join our class as we explore the world through storybooks. Zoo Adventures includes a story reading, animal meet and greet, and activity. The cost to participate in programs is only $5.00/child for members and $10.00/child for nonmembers.  Accompanying adults are free.

On Thursday, December 28th get ready to stomp and roar for our Dinosaur Roar Zoo Camp! During this half day camp, we will explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and meet some of their animal relatives! This camp is open for kids in Kindergarten to the 2nd grade and runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The cost is $25.00/child for members and $30.00/child for nonmembers.

On Friday, December 29th, learn all about invasive species at our Alien Invaders Zoo Camp! Invasive species are organisms that live in non-native environments and cause a lot of damage to ecosystems. This camp is open for kids from 3rd grade to 5th grade and runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The cost is $40.00/child for members and $45.00/child for nonmembers. Be sure to pack a lunch!

Space is limited and preregistration is required by emailing kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or calling (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.