Free Night

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 grab an icey from Big Papi’s Coquito Iceys! 

The next – and final – FREE NIGHT for 2022 is scheduled for August 22 from 4pm until 7pm!

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! 

Thank you to the Thomas Lindsey Foundation and the City of Utica, NY Police Department for sponsoring this event!