Exciting Winter Holiday Fun at Utica Zoo: Visit the Zoo Day and Noon Year's Eve!

Exciting Winter Holiday Fun at Utica Zoo: Visit the Zoo Day and Noon Year's Eve!

The Utica Zoo: Winter Holiday Fun

Looking for some exciting activities to do over the winter holiday break? Look no further than the Utica Zoo! They have two events this week that are sure to bring joy and excitement to animal lovers of all ages.

Visit the Zoo Day

Join in the celebration of Visit the Zoo Day, a national holiday observed on December 27th. On this day, the Utica Zoo has a special treat in store for visitors. You can participate in a thrilling scavenger hunt with a prize waiting for you at the end. In addition, there will be fascinating animal presentations and educational stations for everyone to enjoy. The zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to explore and have fun.

Noon Year's Eve

On December 31st, the Utica Zoo welcomes the new year with a unique event called Noon Year's Eve. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can join in the festivities. The highlight of this celebration is the countdown to noon, followed by an enrichment “ball drop” at the Camel Exhibit. You can also look forward to engaging in animal enrichment activities, visiting education stations, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, and enjoying a bubbly toast. This event is perfect for families with young children who may not be able to stay up until midnight. Come and make it a fun tradition for your family!

Important Reminders

While the winter weather may make certain animals less visible, the Utica Zoo remains an exciting place to visit. However, please note that the zoo will close at 3 p.m. on December 31st and will reopen with regular hours on January 1st.

Don't miss out on these fantastic events at the Utica Zoo! It's the perfect way to make the most of your winter holiday break. Whether you're a wildlife expert or just starting your journey of animal appreciation, the Utica Zoo has something for everyone.