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Holiday Hoot at the Utica Zoo

Utica, NY – Utica Zoo presents its annual Holiday Hoot celebration scheduled for Saturday, December 16th from 1 to 3PM on the zoo grounds. Great for all ages, the day includes many activities perfect for the winter season. Get your picture taken with Santa! Printed photos are an extra cost, but you are welcome to bring your own camera. Kids will be able to participate in crafts, story time, and animal meet and greets in the auditorium. Free hot drinks, cookies and candy canes will be served. Stop by the Gift Shop where you can shop for everyone on your list, or purchase an enrichment item for one of the animals. Utica Zoo memberships and renewals are $5 OFF from now until Christmas Eve. (Must purchase at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop.) Are you in the giving mood? Bring gifts for zoo animals and zookeepers from their wish list: or purchase a special Animal Adoption Box. Utica Zoo is open daily from 10am to 4pm during the winter. (Closed on Christmas Day. Open on New Year’s Day.) Holiday Hoot is included with zoo admission. Utica Zoo members get in free. Winter admission prices listed below:


Winter Admission Rates through March 31, 2018

Child 0 to 2: Free

Child 3 to 12: $3.00

Adults 13 to 61: $4.50

Seniors 62+, Military, & College Students w/ ID $3.50

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Utica Zoo creates unique experiences and promotes public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation and recreation. Located in Roscoe Conkling Park, the Utica Zoo was established in 1914 as part of a recreational complex made possible by the donation of land from Thomas R. Proctor. The zoo has grown from its beginnings of three Fallow Deer donated by the New York Zoological Society to its present collection of more than 100 species from around the world.


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