The Utica Zoo strives to enrich family life through the experience of nature. It is our goal to give families the opportunity to learn how we all can respect and save the animals and ecosystems that call Earth home. Individual and corporate support of the Utica Zoo through unrestricted contributions, annual membership, animal adoptions and year round attendance is impactful because every dollar stays right here. It is through community support that the Zoo continues to improve, grow and become a Zoo for all seasons.

Ways to Give

Make a tax deductible, unrestricted gift of your choice through PayPal below


Tax Deductible Donation Form

When sending in a check, please include the tax deductible donation form.

$100 for the Utica Zoo’s 100th

Help us celebrate our past and support our future by gifting $100 for our 100th Birthday. Be recognized ( or remain anonymous) on our special supporters page!

Matching Gifts

A corporate Matching Gift increases the value of your contribution. If your employer does not have a Matching Gifts Program, please suggest one be established.

Adopt an Animal

The Utica Zoo Adopt an Animal Program gives you the opportunity to take care of your favorite Zoo animal!  Choose the animal that you’ve always wanted and know your contribution goes directly towards their care and well-being.

Planned Giving

The term “Planned Giving” encompasses a number of ways in which you can leave your legacy. The Utica Zoo wants you to understand and be comfortable with the decisions you make concerning the future.

Wish List

Besides the day to day cleaning and feeding of the animals, the animal keepers are also responsible for Environmental Enrichment and Training. Here you will find a wishlist of items that we could use to better care for the animals here at the Zoo.

Sponsorship

By becoming a sponsor, your are supporting the mission of the Zoo, while getting recognition for your support. Gain from exposure to the over 100,000 visitors we host each year, in addition to being featured on Zoo grounds every day!

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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

Zoo Blog

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    Wolf Awareness Week 10/12 to 10/18
    October 14, 2014

    It’s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo. Although they are essential to the health of the ecosystem and keeping herbivore populations in check, wolves have been the subject of intense persecution throughout the centuries, and most species are either threatened or endangered due to myths and misunderstandings. Less than 100 individuals currently live in the wild. Mexican wolves are the most endangered gray wolf subspecies in North America, and our three females; Bella, Sierra and Aztec, are among the last of their kind. After becoming extinct in the wild during the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves are finally making a small comeback in Arizona and New Mexico, but there is still a long way to go. The Utica Zoo has been Read More

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    New Female Red Panda – Ming Yue
    October 10, 2014

    The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today. Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit.

Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – A Hoot in the F...
Zoo Adventures – A Hoot in the F...
Oct 23 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - A Hoot in the Forest!
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.
Nov
7
Fri
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – North American...
Stroller Safari – North American...
Nov 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - North American Trek
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour and an up close animal encounter. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. The class meets outside the auditorium at 10:30am.  
Nov
13
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Digging for Dinosaurs
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Nov
19
Wed
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.

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