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Utica Zoo, Utica

(3.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Open year round at 10am. The Utica Zoo creates unique experiences and promotes public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation and recreation. Located in the 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 had grown from its beginnings of three Fallow Deer donated by the New York Zoological Society to its present collection of 99 species of animals from around the world.

CLOSED: Thanksgiving & Christmas
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  • We completed our Upstate NY zoo excursion at the Utica Zoo. This zoo clearly has a lot ahead of it, fortunately they know it. Self awareness to this issue is evident when their "New Primate House" fun...  more »
  • Pretty good for young children, but not so great with older kids. Still a nice place to go for a walk. I know it's hard for small cities to maintain a zoo. We usually go once a year.  more »
  • Nice little zoo. A break from eating Utica fine food all day. Also a great view of Utica from high up.  more »
  • This is a pretty small zoo, but they have a good amount of exhibits to see and the entry fee is very minimal. But the gold star is that they have red pandas!!!
  • It might be small but for Utica it's good size, to go with little kids they don't need much but love all the animals there! The playground is fun for kids! I've been to bigger zoos in different cities and by far the playground in the Utica zoo is the best!
  • The Utica zoo has a diverse collection of animals, and great plans for future expansion.
  • Amazing sounds and great layout. Great zoo.
  • great place to go out on a date or take the family out. good assortment of animals.