Home School Program

The Utica Zoo Home School Program is a STEM-based program that utilizes age-appropriate activities, crafts, activities, as well as live animals to teach attending children about a range of animal-related topics. Our home school class may be used to fulfill a science credit, depending on specific grade level or requirements. Home school is open to all students (K – 12th grade).

The Utica Zoo is fully chartered as an education facility by NYSED and all lessons and activities will adhere to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include take home worksheets as well as a list of resources for further learning. The lessons will be geared towards students in 2nd to 6th grades but all ages can participate. The cost is $15.00/child per class and participants must preregister. For more information please email kallen.muste@uticazoo.org.


Child (all grade levels) – $15 per class


Utica Zoo Classes: 90 minutes

Spring Home School Class Dates & Topics

– Mammals

Tuesday, March 14 / 11:00am to 12:30pm

Deserts and Grasslands 

Tuesday, March 28 / 11:00am to 12:30pm

– Endangered Species

Tuesday, April 25 / 11:00am to 12:30pm

– Forest Habitats

Tuesday, May 16 / 11:00am to 12:30pm

– Invasive Species and Conservation

Tuesday, May 30 / 11:00am to 12:30pm 

Due to THE DEVELOPING Inclement weather & cold temperatures The Utica Zoo will be closed 12/24 and will be closed on Christmas Day. We will re-open on 12/26 am 10 am