Utica Zoo Offers Chance to Win $10,000!

The Forever Forest Raffle benefits the Zoo and Red Panda conservation efforts Utica, NY – Utica Zoo is hosting the Forever Forest Fundraiser raffle with a chance at a grandprize of $10,000! Tickets are $25 each or $100 for five. Additional prizes will be drawnthroughout the campaign and the grand prize will be drawn at the conclusion […]

Mid-Winter Break at the Utica Zoo

Mid-Winter School Break has arrived again and the Utica Zoo has in-person and virtual options to keep your kids active and learning! Check out our Guided Expeditions and Virtual ZooMobiles! In-Person Guided Expeditions The Utica Zoo wants to keep you active! From Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19, we will be offering guided zoo expeditions to […]

Valentine’s Adoptions at the Utica Zoo

The season of LOVE is here and we think that special someone in your life deserves to receive a WILD Valentine! This year, we have put together a fun way to show that special someone how much, or little, you care about them! Have you and your significant other been together for years? Our White-handed […]

Super Bowl 2021 Animal Predictions

Utica, NY-   The Big Game is around the corner and the animals at the Utica Zoo are casting their picks for who will win the Lombardi Trophy. From Red Pandas Mei-Lin and Ming-Yue, to Bactrian Camels Najla and Furlow, the various animals will be making their picks Saturday through Sunday morning on the Zoo’s Facebook […]

Uti-kaZoo: Utica Zoo Kid’s Academy

Uti-kaZoo logo includes red panda, red kazoo, and first source federal credit union logo

  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 […]

Utica Zoo Animal Encounters

Virtual Encounters “Call with the Wild” Spice up your morning conference call or invite friends and family to a video call with one of our many amazing animals. Want to see a red panda snack on camera or have our sea lions bark at your boss? Then this is for you. Call in to the […]

Utica Zoo Holiday Gift Guide

We all know the struggle of trying to decide what to get everyone on your holiday shopping list. But have no fear, your Utica Zoo friends are here to help solve that problem! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for some gift suggestions for folks of all ages and give the gift that also supports […]

Utica Zoo Brewfest Box

The Utica Zoo is proud to announce our newest gift shop item! Like many events in 2020, Brewfest had to be canceled due to COVID-19. Not only did our community miss out on their favorite beer festival, but the Zoo also missed out on our top fundraiser of the year. As a 501(c)3 not for […]

Spooky Season at the Utica Zoo

Spooky Season is upon us at the Utica Zoo! Bring the family to enjoy the fall season and spend a day at the Zoo. We will be doing Pumpkin Smash enrichment for our animals, the Zoo will be decorated for the season, we will have food trucks on hand for all of your concession needs, […]

2021 Utica Zoo Calendar Contest

The Utica Zoo has been blessed over the course of our history with many things. 2 of those amazing blessings have been the beauty of the animals in our care and the talented photographers who visit throughout the year to photograph our animals. As we get closer to leaving 2020 behind, our 2021 calendar is […]