COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

In an abundance of caution, the Utica Zoo will be closed to the public until further notice to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We will have a core team of animal care professionals on grounds to continue to provide top level animal care to our animals. Please refer to our Facebook page for continuous updates. Thank you.

Wine in the Wilderness

January 17, 2019


Save the Date for the 21st Annual Utica Zoo Wine in the Wilderness on Saturday, June 6th from 6pm-9pm at the Utica Zoo! Sample New York State wines, cool off with a famous wine slushie from Ashley Lynn Winery, or switch to draft beer samples from Saranac Brewery. LIVE music, light snacks, and a wide variety of vendors. Wine in the Wilderness is rain or shine and strictly 21+ with valid ID.

Wineries and Vendors-Please contact to inquire about participating in this year’s Wine in the Wilderness. Sponsorship opportunities are available. E-mail to inquire.

Ticket Details-
General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. (Available online and at the Zoo gift shop only.)
Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated driver tickets to do not get a wine glass and will not be served alcohol at the event.
All ticket proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo. Prices subject to change.

Ticket Purchase Locations
Ticket purchase locations to be announced.

Free parking at the Utica Zoo with free overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall parking lot and the Parkway Rec Center. Shuttle buses will take you to and from the zoo at no cost from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Uber, Lyft, and local taxi companies are highly suggested.

Zoo Hours
Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10 am to 1 pm on this day and will reopen at 6 pm for the event.