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Holiday Hoot

December 7, 2019 Holiday Hoot

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Utica Zoo

Phone: (315) 738-0472

One Utica Zoo Way

Utica, NY 13501

The holiday favorite returns! Bring the whole family for a day full of holiday fun and get your photo with Santa! Plus enjoy a hot cocoa bar with cookies and candy canes, make a holiday ornament, write a letter to Santa, or make some crafts to give as gifts.

We will also have bio-fact stations and animal meet and greets, as well as treats and gifts for sale by the Utica Zoo Docents to benefit all the great work they do for the Zoo.

Stop by the Gift Shop where you can shop for everyone on your list, or purchase an enrichment item for one of the animals. 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 Members: $5 for adults, $3 for kids
Not-yet-member: $7 for adults, $5 for kids
Looking to save a few dollars? Become a Utica Zoo member! Membership has numerous benefits including free admission to the Zoo, discounted or free admission to other Zoos and Aquariums, discounts on admission to signature events, and lots more! Visit to become a member today!

Utica Zoo is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm during the winter. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open on New Year’s Day.

Winter Admission Rates: November 1st, 2018 through March 31, 2019
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