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.

Utica Zoo Team

Meet the Utica Zoo team! We employee over 40 people from the Greater Utica area. We are dedicated to top-level animal care, creating unique experiences for our visitors, and fostering an appreciation for wildlife through education, conservation, and recreation.

Board of Trustees

Board President: Robert Jubenville, PhD

Vice President: Andrew F. Biernat

Vice President: Robert Heins

Secretary: Kevin Wiegand

Treasurer: Jim Viggiano

Board Members:

Adam McLain; PhD, Alaine Canestrari, Ben Saltzman, Christoper Powers; MD, Christopher Henry,  Crystal Guzzardo, David Paciello, Donald Reese, Drew Ward; Esq, Jack Spaeth, Kevin Conway, Marolyn Wilson, Michele Hummel, Victoria Cataldo


Executive Director: Andria Heath E-mail

Director of Administrative Operations: Nikki Sheehan E-mail

Marketing Coordinator: Mark Simon E-mail

Events and Rental Coordinator: Mark Piersma E-mail

Development and Community Outreach Coordinator: Heather Wasielewski E-mail

Administrative Assistant: Kyla Jacobs E-mail

Bookkeeper: Carol Heburn

Gift Shop: Patty Spring, Daniel Gaska, Leanne Higby

Education Director: Mary Hall E-mail

Education Program Coordinator: Kathleen McGill

Education Department: Nicolette Hajdasz, Justin Horender, Kendall Carmody, Nicole Watson, Jelena Lacelle

Veterinarian: Dr. Ellen Hilton

Vet Tech & Registrar: Jackie Gregory

Zoo Area Managers: Mike Bates, Beth Ricci, Jonathan Miller

Zoo Keepers: Melanie Entelisano, Kristy Bussard, Krystin Deban, Pam Abovian, Emily Engdahl, Lane Allen, Jeremy Ellis, Colleen Haley, Elizabeth Slaubaugh, Donato Lorenzo, Theresa Cybulski

Buildings and Grounds Superintendent: Gary Mundschenk E-mail

Buildings and Grounds: Chris Donohue, Mikhail Naryvonchyk, Durahin Yasin

Janitorial Technician: Harmonica Washington