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.

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, Theresa Weir, Christopher Jakubowski

Education Director: Mary Hall E-mail

Education Program Coordinator: Kathleen McGill

Education Department: Nicolette Hajdasz, Justin Horender, Ben Oudekirk, Jelena Lacelle, Zowie Auger

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 DeBtan, Emily Engdahl, Lane Allen, Jeremy Ellis, Colleen Haley, Elizabeth Slaubaugh, Chad Constable

Buildings and Grounds Superintendent: Gary Mundschenk E-mail

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

Janitorial Technician: Harmonica Washington