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Spooktacular 2017

September 24, 2017



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Utica Zoo’s 31st annual Spooktacular fundraiser is rain or shine on October 28 & 29 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Utica Zoo. For those of you that have enjoyed Sunday of Spooktacular in the past, we are doing both days of the event similar to that. Spooktacular takes place during the daylight hours this year (11am to 5pm) so that you and your family can enjoy all of the animals! Utica Zoo Members: $5 Adult (Age 13+), $3 Child (Ages 1 to 12). Not-Yet Members: $10 Adult (Age 13+), $6 Child (Ages 1 to 12). Under 1 are free.

Pricing includes:

  • Free Parking and Shuttle Bus Service
  • Admission to the Utica Zoo (normally $8 for Adults and $4.75 for Children)
  • Trick-or-Treating at 13 Different Stations
  • Rides on the Harvest Hayride
  • 19ft Super Slide by Varano Super Jump
  • Animal Meet & Greets
  • Zookeeper Talks & Animal Feedings
  • Pumpkin Enrichment for the Animals

19ft Super Slide included with admission. Brought to you by Varano Super Jump.

Also available at Spooktacular:

  • Vendors on Autumn Avenue
  • Voss’ at the Zoo
  • Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion
  • Gyros from the Grapevine
  • El Jefe’s Tacos & More

Whereas the local Utica community has many great nighttime options for Halloween, we decided to focus on what you can only get from us: spending the holiday with your favorite animals.

Opportunities to sponsor or volunteer at Spooktacular may be available. Please email samantha@uticazoo.org or call (315) 738-0472.

Thank you to our sponsors: KISS FM, Bug Country 99.7, TALK 100.7 FMMVP Healthcare, and PJ Green