Please be advised that the zoo is closing at 1pm on Saturday June 2nd to set up for Wine in the Wilderness

Winter Education Programs

November 9, 2016


Here are Utica Zoo’s Winter Education programs for 2016-2017. Pre-registration is required. See registration information after the list of classes.

Homeschool (6 Years and Up): Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further home school studies through group activities and animal interactions. Class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, December 15th — Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation
  • Wednesday, January 18th — Animals & People
  • Wednesday, February 15th — Rainforest Ramble

Hatchlings (18 Months – 3 Years): Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet!  The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, December 9th – Let it Snow!
  • Friday, January 6th – Tricky Tracks
  • Friday, February 3rd – Dinosaur Dig

Zoo Adventures (3 – 5 Years): Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of  animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity. The class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, December 1st — Antlers Forever
  • Thursday, December 29th — Holiday Storytime
  • Thursday, January 12th — Frosty Fun
  • Thursday, January 26th — Bundle Up!
  • Thursday, February 9th — We Love the Zoo!
  • Friday, February 23rd  — Terrific Teeth

Utica Public Library at the Zoo (6 Years and Under): Every month this fall, the Utica Zoo will be partnering with the Utica Public Library for special, interactive story time programs! There will be fun stories, games, songs, and of course, animals! The cost per class is $5.00 per child and any accompanying adults are free. Admission to the zoo for the day is also included in this price. Please note that these classes are at 2:00pm.

  • Wednesday, December 7th at 2:00 PM

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.