WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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.

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Hours and Admisson

April 1 to October 31: Open 10AM until 4:45 PM
November 1 to 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

Zoo Blog

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    Wolf Awareness Week 10/12 to 10/18
    October 14, 2014

    It’s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo. Although they are essential to the health of the ecosystem and keeping herbivore populations in check, wolves have been the subject of intense persecution throughout the centuries, and most species are either threatened or endangered due to myths and misunderstandings. Less than 100 individuals currently live in the wild. Mexican wolves are the most endangered gray wolf subspecies in North America, and our three females; Bella, Sierra and Aztec, are among the last of their kind. After becoming extinct in the wild during the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves are finally making a small comeback in Arizona and New Mexico, but there is still a long way to go. The Utica Zoo has been Read More

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    New Female Red Panda – Ming Yue
    October 10, 2014

    The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today. Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit.

Upcoming Events

Nov
7
Fri
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – North American...
Stroller Safari – North American...
Nov 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - North American Trek
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour and an up close animal encounter. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. The class meets outside the auditorium at 10:30am.  
Nov
13
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Digging for Dinosaurs
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Nov
19
Wed
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.
Nov
20
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.

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