New York State

Utica Zoo

Get closer than ever to over 200 live wild animals from Africa, Asia, Canada, and North and South America from the wildest place in town! Catch the lions in African Alley or watch the California sea lions eat their lunch during feeding times. Take your group on a self-guided tour of the fascinating exhibits or team up with a docent for educational programs like Animal Encounter, where groups will get to know exotic creatures including the Canada Lynx and Arctic Fox. Programs on the zoo's history are also available in the spacious amphitheater.

Contact Info
Address: 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501. Oneida County. Tel: 315-738-0472. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily 10AM-4:45PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4-5 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue