We get lots of kids at the Zoo, but we’re always amazed at the number of couples, dates, and seniors who love to visit. For them, the Zoo is a unique way to relax and enjoy nature close to home in the Mohawk Valley. So why don’t you visit the Utica Zoo, whether you’re young or old, to try something a little bit… different?

You can get real close with an Animal Encounters package. And don’t let winter stop you. Snowshoe our groomed trails with rentals or bring your own. If your child’s birthday is coming up, make it a special celebration at the wildest place in town.

You can also rent our facilities with the pavilion and we’ll even provide a delicious BBQ. Entertain friends, celebrate your special event or let your company’s employees just get away from it all.

Hours & Admission

Find hours, admission, food vendors, payment options and more!

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the wildest place in town! Looking for a new place to celebrate a birthday? We offer multiple Birthday Party packages and extras to fit your budget!

Snowshoes Rentals

Bring your own or rent a set of our brand new snowshoes! With groomed trails and amazing scenery, come see the zoo in a whole new way!

Animal Encounters Up Close and Personal

Have you ever wanted to get real close to the animals at the Utica Zoo? Well, now you can! With our Animal Encounters packages, you can make your Zoo visit extraordinary!

Get the Zoo All to Yourself with Zoo Rentals

Looking to host a party, reunion, company retreat, employee appreciation day, wedding, or just have the Zoo all to yourself? Check out our Pavilion Rentals and make your event WILD!

Guided Tours & Animal Presentations

Discover our animals in depth with your own personal guide.

Hours & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

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