The Utica Zoo Education Department regularly offers On-Grounds Programs for kids, adults, and families. Check back here regularly for updated programming lists!

Zoo Day Camps

Check Back for More Zoo Camp Dates as They Get Announced

Zoo Adventures (Ages 2-5)

Watch your young ones explore with new animals and activities each month!

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Zoo Adventures Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of animals! Each session includes a craft, activity, storybook reading, and new animals to meet! Zoo Adventure classes are geared towards learners ages 2 to 5 years. The fun starts at 10:30 am in the Auditorium.

Rate: Child (Ages 2-5 Years) - $8

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Zoo Adventures Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

*Please note: Non-member adults are expected to purchase general admission tickets upon arrival; child admission included in price of program ($8.00). Admission grants full day access to the Utica Zoo. Interested in becoming a member? Visit our website to learn more.

Upcoming Classes:

– Creepy Crawlies

Monday, February 26 / 9:15am to 10:00am 

– Voracious Vertebrates

Monday, March 11 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard K-LS1-1

– Earth Without Borders

Monday, March 18 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard 2-LS4-1

– Metamorphosis

Friday, April 12 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard P-LS3-1

– Kiddie Conservation

Monday, April 29 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard K-ESS3-3

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Zoo Adventures Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

UZ Home School Program (Grades K - 12)

STEM based education programs for Home School students | K - 12th grade

Let the Utica Zoo and Beaversprite, the zoo’s Conservation Education Center be your science connection this year!

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Home School Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

The Utica Zoo /Beaversprite 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 zak.hughes@uticazoo.org.

Rate: $15 per class

*Please note: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES! Non-member adults must purchase general admission tickets upon arrival for the Utica Zoo class ($8/person); child admission is included in the price of the program. Admission grants full day access to the Utica Zoo. Interested in becoming a member? Visit our website to learn more.

Duration

Utica Zoo Classes: 90 minutes
Beaversprite Classes: 3 Hours

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Home School Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

Upcoming Classes

– Stratification: Life in Layers

Monday, February 26 / 10:30am to 12:00pm

– Bird Watching

Monday, March 11 / 9:15am to 10:00am / AZA Hot Topic: Connecting to Nature

– Sustainable Practices

Monday, March 18 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard MS-ESS3-3

– All About Energy

Friday, April 12 / 9:15am to 10:00am / Standard MS-LS2-3

– How to be a Zookeeper

Monday, April 29 / 9:15am to 10:00am / AZA Hot Topic: STEM Careers

Individual Classes:

Spring Sale Bundle:

*This Bundle is to Book All of the Spring Home School Classes Together at a Discounted Price*

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