Noon Year's Eve

We’re bringing Noon Year’s Eve back again this year! Join us at the Utica Zoo to say goodbye to 2023 and give 2024 an early welcome on Sunday, December 31st from 10am to 3pm!

Reflect on the past year of fun at the Utica Zoo and celebrate the upcoming New Year Zoo-style with your entire family for NOON Year’s Eve Sunday, December 31 from 10 am until 3 pm.

The event will feature animal enrichment activities, campfires with marshmallow roasting, a champagne bubble toast, and a countdown to the new year with a special enrichment “ball drop” at the camel exhibit at Noon.

All event activities are INCLUDED with admission to the zoo on December 31st. This event will be held outdoors throughout the zoo – please dress accordingly! Some animals may not be out because of the cold weather.

Noon Year's Eve FAQ

Noon Year’s Eve is on Sunday, December 31st.

Noon Year’s Eve runs from 10am until 3pm. The countdown and ball drop will be promptly at noon.

Noon Year’s Eve is included with the normal admission price for the day. In other words, the event is $9 for adults (13-61), $6 for kids (2-12), and $8 for Seniors (62+), Military, and College with ID.

The event will feature animal enrichment activities, campfires with marshmallow roasting, champagne bubble toast, and a countdown to the new year with a special enrichment “ball drop” at the camel habitat at Noon.

This event is primarily outside, so dress appropriately. 

Yes, the entire zoo will be open for the event (weather permitting)!

Yes! All of our animals that you see on our MAP will have access to their habitats so you will have a chance to see them. Of course, all of our animals are given the option to stay within their heated homes out of view so we can’t guarantee that you will see every animal!

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The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 6/1 for wine in the wilderness and will reopen with normal hours on 6/2!