Guided Tours & Animal Presentations 

Self Guided Tours

If you choose to lead your group around the zoo yourself, after making your reservation, you will receive an informational packet with a zoo map, a sheet explaining the rules of the zoo, a fee calculation form and other information to help make your zoo visit fun and educational.

Consider renting a Nature’s Connections Apron for your groups visit.  The aprons are geared to primary elementary levels with appropriate materials in each.  The aprons focus on animal adaptations with activities and bio-facts provided to offer tangible reinforcements for the concepts expressed.

Guided Tours:

  • The Basic Tour:  Approximately 1 hour
    Cost:  $20.00 + admission
  • The North Trek Tour:  Approximately 30 minutes
    Cost:  $15.00 + admission
  • Diet Kitchen Tour:  15 minute presentation on diet preparation & nutrition
    Cost:  $5.00 + admission

Animal Presentations:

Animal Presentation $40.00 : Featuring animals from our education collection, are also available for your group.  We can tailor a presentation to your needs or request our basic ‘classification classroom’.  This 45 minute program introduces your group to 4 animal classes found at the zoo (mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian).  

Single Animal Presentation $10.00 : A nice addition to a day at the zoo.  This 15 minute presentation introduces your group to one of the education animals up close and personal.  

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

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Upcoming Events

Oct
8
Wed
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Up All Night
Homeschool Program – Up All Night
Oct 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Up All Night
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. Read More
6:00 PM Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-...
Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-...
Oct 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-Up Party
The Utica Comets will be hosting an exclusive event for 2014-15 season-ticket holders at the Utica Zoo on Wednesday, Oct. Read More
Oct
9
Thu
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – Whos New in th...
Stroller Safari – Whos New in th...
Oct 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - Whos New in the Children's Zoo?
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive Read More
Oct
17
Fri
6:00 PM 27th Annual Spooktacular @ Utica Zoo
27th Annual Spooktacular @ Utica Zoo
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – Oct 17 @ 9:00 PM
Join the Utica Zoo as it hosts the 27th annual Spooktacular event from Friday, October 17th through Sunday the 19th. Read More

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