Utica Zoo 2023 Free Nights

Every year, the Utica Zoo selects a few evenings where we open our gates to everyone FOR FREE! Yes that’s right: NO ADMISSION PRICE for a select time. 

While here, grab a bite to each from our concession stand Kookie’s Q at Polly’s and visit one of our many informational booths to learn more about other opportunities available to you in the community!

The first FREE Night is going to be held on Monday, July 31 with the second being held on Monday, August 28! Both nights will run from 4PM to 7PM with – once again – FREE admission for everyone who attends! 

So come and visit the zoo for free between those times to enjoy strolling our beautiful walkways and see our amazing animals! 

PLEASE NOTE: the ONLY part of FREE NIGHT that is FREE is ADMISSION! Gift shop purchases, food purchases, etc. are charged as normal. 

There will be FREE parking at the zoo and there will be FREE shuttle buses available for overflow parking at the Payne Hall lot of MVCC and the Utica Recreation Center Parking Lot! 

Featured Info Booths for the August FREE Night

Girl Scouts

The Utica Zoo will close at 3pm on 12/31 and will reopen with normal hours on 1/1!