Plan Your Visit to the Utica Zoo

Utica Zoo Map

Open 363 Days a Year: Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Summer Hours & Admission until November 1, 2018: 

  • Open 10:00am to 4:45 pm daily
  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Children 3 to 12: $4.75
  • Adults 13 to 61: $8.00
  • Seniors 62+, Military/Veterans, College Students w/ ID: $6.75
  • Visit frequently? Become a member today!
  • Groups over 10 receive a discount


1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501.

Having trouble with GPS? Try our neighbor’s address: 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501 and follow the “UTICA ZOO” signs.

Free Parking: Free parking in two large lots for your convenience

Payment: Cash, Check, Discover, American Express, Visa & Mastercard accepted. Please note: There will be a $25 service charge for all returned checks. 

Voss’ at the Utica Zoo is cash only. ATM on site near the Sinnott Education Center.

Food & Drink: Our concession stand is Voss’ at the Zoo. Open spring through fall. You may know them from their other locations in Central New York. Voss’ is a cash only establishment that offers favorites like hot dogs & hamburgers to homemade ice cream and cold slushies.

Pavilions and Picnic Tables: Want to bring your own lunch? No Problem! Enjoy one of our 3 Pavilions: Rotary, Eagle View and Zebra View or one of the numerous picnic tables available throughout the Zoo. Please take care to clear any food or refuse from your eating area. We also ask that you do not feed our roaming peacocks; they are on special diets and outside food can cause health issues.


Drink Vending Machines: One located in the Sinnott Education Center and the other is in the Main Barn in the Children’s Zoo. Snacks and candy for sale in the Gift Shop. There are also several water fountains throughout the zoo grounds.

ATM on site: Located right outside the Sinnott Education Center. Part of the proceeds go to the Utica Zoo.

Strollers and Wheelchairs: We have brand new safari strollers (two seaters) that you can rent for $4 for the day. We also have single seat strollers available. Two wheelchairs are available at no charge. You may call ahead to reserve a wheelchair.

Daily Feedings and Keeper Talks: check the sign at the gate for additional talks and feedings.

  • 11:30 Camel Feeding
  • 12:30 Sea Lion Feeding*
  • 3:00 Sea Lion Feeding*

*Note: Schedule subject to change. Check at Gift Shop for daily schedule.

Feeding Animals: Bring extra quarters (or get some at our Gift Shop) to feed the Goats, Sheep, Alpaca, and Chickens in the Children’s Zoo. We ask that you do not feed any other animals within the zoo grounds; including exhibit animals, peacocks, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and birds.

Photo Policy: Guests are welcome to take photos and/or videos for personal use. By entering the zoo, you grant permission for the Utica Zoo to use your image for promotional purposes. Permission is required for commercial photo use and access. Please check the Utica Zoo Photo Policy for more information.

Play Area: Children’s playground located in the Children’s Zoo.


Kids love the Utica Zoo playground!

Utica Zoo is home to the World’s Largest Watering Can. Verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.


World’s Largest Watering Can. Utica Zoo. Utica, NY