Utica zoo announces winter, spring camps

Published Jan 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

Utica Zoo has winter and spring zoo camps scheduled for different age groups, including a new Adult Zoo Camp.

Those interested in registering for a zoo camp session, email the Education Department at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with limited space available per session, according to zoo officials.

The camps include:

  • Adult Zoo Camp: Animal Nutrition, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 10. Perfect for those grown-ups who are young at heart. Learn about what it takes to be a zookeeper, meet animals up close and personal and explore the world of conservation. The cost is $40, $35 for members. There are 15 slots available.
  • Marvelous Mammals, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 21. For children in kindergarten through second grade. Explore the types of mammals that live around the world and learn about the ways they adapt to their environment. The cost is $30, $25 for members. There are 15 slots available.
  • Why Do Ferrets Dance?, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. For children in grades three through five. Have you ever wondered why animals do the things they do? Learn all about animal behavior at this winter break zoo camp. The cost is $40, $35 for members. There are 15 slots available.
  • Who’s New at the Zoo?, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 25. For children in kindergarten through second grade. Meet some of the newest additions at the zoo. Learn about the journey these animals have made and how they are cared for at the zoo. The cost is $30, $25 for members. There are 15 slots available.
  • Conservation Kids, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For children in grades three through five. From Earth Day to Arbor Day, April is all about conservation. Learn about the challenges animals face in the wild and what you can do to help. The cost is $40, $35 for members. There are 15 slots available.

For information, go online to UticaZoo.org