Closed on Thanksgiving

Utica Zoo will be closed on Thanksgiving. Open 10am to 4pm on all other days.

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

Multiple Animal Presentation $40.00 : Featuring animals from our education collection.  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.  

Call (315) 738-0472 Ext. 36 to schedule a Tour or Animal Presentation.