Animal Encounters

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with some of the animals at the Utica Zoo? Well now you can! With our Animal Encounter packages,  you can now make your Zoo visit extraordinary!

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The Children’s Zoo Contact Yard: Be on exhibit with our Nigerian Dwarf Goats as you go behind the fence to get up close and personal! Bring your camera! Admission is included. $40

The Camels: Get behind the scenes and extra close to feed Nigel and Nala their favorite treat. Bring your camera! Admission is included. $75

The Red Panda: Be on exhibit with our Red Panda as you go inside to feed him his favorite treat! Bring your camera! Admission is included. $125

The California Sea Lions: Go behind the scenes to visit our Sea Lions and get your questions answered by their keeper. Bring your camera! Admission is included. $250

The African Lions: Go inside our Cat building for a behind the scenes look at our Lions. See how our keepers use specialized training to feed and keep the cats healthy and happy. The Utica Zoo will provide you with an 8X10 of your encounter ( photo for personal use only, no personal cameras allowed) Admission is included. $1,000

email events@uticazoo.org for availability and booking

Each encounter includes up to 5 people. Additional $25 per showing after included 5 people per animal. Number of groups per day is determined by staff.

 

 

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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