Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and let’s be honest; after all the flowers, chocolates, and jewelry over the years, sometimes you want to give a unique gift that is sure to surprise your special someone. We have a few options that are sure to not only bring a smile to their face, but […]

Happy National Hedgehog Day

Today, February 2, 2021, is National Hedgehog Day! We care for 3 female Hedgehogs named Rachel, Patty, and Violet. A hedgehog is a small spiny mammal found in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and was also introduced to New Zealand. There are believed to be 17 different species of hedgehog, none of which are native to […]

30×30: Executive Order to protect United States land and oceans

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President Biden has laid out a ten-year goal of conserving 30% of the U.S. by 2030, an inclusive and bold vision for safeguarding America’s lands, water, and wildlife that will support the efforts of people across the country, including rural communities, Tribal Nations, private landowners, and many others on the frontlines of conserving, stewarding, restoring, […]

Uti-kaZoo: Utica Zoo Kid’s Academy

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  Welcome to the Uti-kaZoo! Enjoy our digital educational content at home when you can’t make it to the Utica Zoo! Our Education Department has been chartered by the NYS Department of Education since 1965, and we utilize STEM and STEAM-based education models to provide little learners with the best possible educational content! In 2021 […]

Snowshoe Rentals

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Snowshoe at the Zoo! Bring your own, or rent a pair of ours. With wooded trails and amazing scenery, come see the zoo in a whole new way. The last snowshoe rental occurs at 3:00 pm. Snowshoes and poles must be returned to the Gift Shop before 4:00 PM. Photo ID required for rentals. Snowshoeing […]

Utica Zoo Membership

Whether you prefer a pride, a pack, a flock, or a herd, we want you to be part of our family! Become a Utica Zoo Member today, and enjoy these wonderful perks: Free, unlimited admission to the Utica Zoo for one full year. Free or discounted admission to zoos, nature centers and aquariums across the […]

Virtual “Hatchlings” Education Program

**NEW** Virtual Hatchlings Program We have taken our traditional hatchlings discovery program and have made it available online. All of our hatchlings classes are geared towards learners ages 2-5 years of age Each 30 minute program hosted online will focus on one animal and will have songs, movement, and activities. Parent support is needed for […]