Zoo Camps

January 1, 2018


Zoo Camp Registration

If you are interested in registering for a zoo camp session, please email the Education Department at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org to reserve your slot. Once your slot has been saved, please download the registration form and e-mail or mail it to the address found at the bottom of the form. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space available per session.

Utica Zoo Camp Registration Form

Utica Zoo Camp Behavior, Safety & Medical Protocols

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-registration for all zoo camps is required!

Cancellation Protocol

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we must be contacted at least 30 days prior to the camp start date in order to receive your full refund. If you cancel less than 30 days in advance, your registration fee and/or deposit is non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by zoo staff. Please notify zoo camp staff if your child will be unable to attend, is arriving late, or leaving early on any particular day of zoo camp.


**NEW** Adult Zoo Camp

Have you ever wanted to join in the fun of our zoo camp programs? Now you can with our Adult Zoo camp, perfect for those grown-ups who are young at heart! Learn about what it takes to be a zookeeper, meet animals up close and personal, and explore the world of conservation.

Animal Nutrition

Saturday, February 10th   9:00am-12:00pm

14 of 15 slots available

$35.00 per adult for members, $40.00 per adult for nonmembers


Winter Break Camps

Marvelous Mammals

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Explore the different types of mammals that live around the world and learn about the ways they adapt to their environment!

Wednesday, February 21st  9:00am-12:00pm  HALF DAY SESSION

10 of 15 slots available 


Why Do Ferrets Dance?

3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Have you ever wondered why animals do the things they do? Learn all about animal behavior at this winter break zoo camp!

Friday, February 23rd  9:00am-3:00pm  FULL DAY SESSION

13 of 15 slots available


Spring Break Camps

Who’s New at the Zoo?

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Meet some of our newest additions! Learn about the journey our animals have made to join us and how we care for them here at the zoo!

Wednesday, April 25th  9:00am-12:00pm  HALF DAY SESSION

13 of 15 slots available 


Conservation Kids

3rd Grade to 5th Grade

From Earth Day to Arbor Day, April is all about conservation! Join us as we learn about the challenges animals face in the wild and what we can do to help!

Friday, April 27th  9:00am-3:00pm  FULL DAY SESSION

15 of 15 slots available


Zoo Camp Prices

Single Day, Half-Day Sessions:  $25.00 per child members / $30.00 per child non-members
Single Day, Full Day Sessions:  $35.00 per child members / $40.00 per child non-members