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

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
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
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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