Celebrate Easter at The Utica Zoo

Utica Zoo’s annual Eggstravaganza event is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. The Easter Bunny wants his picture with you so bring your camera. Kids 12 and under should bring an Easter basket for the Easter egg hunt and hard-boiled eggs to color.

  • The EGGucation scavenger hunt will teach children about the animals at the Utica Zoo that lay eggs.
  • Egg-on-the-spoon races & Bunny Hop races.
  • Animal meet and greets.
  • The first 200 will learn how to color an egg with natural dyes.
  • Be creative at the coloring book station.

Holy Smoques BBQ food truck will be there so bring your appetite! Here's a look at their special menu:

  • Choice of meats is pulled pork, chicken, or Applewood smoked ham.
  • Mac and cheese with choice of meat.
  • BBQ Bowls: salt potatoes, skillet corn, choice of meat, BBQ sauce and sour cream.
  • Loaded BBQ Chips: fresh kettle chips loaded with cheese sauce, choice of meat, BBQ sauce and sour cream.
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich.
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwich.
  • Mac and Cheese.
  • Special Item: Grilled Mac and Cheese Ham Sandwich.


Don't forget dessert at Sweet Candy Café. They'll be selling your favorite Easter chocolates and sweets.

Parking: Utica Zoo Parking Lots and a shuttle bus service from the Parkway Recreation Center upper lot until 4 pm.

Price: Zoo Admission plus $2 for Utica Zoo Members or $3 for not-yet members.

Zoo Admission:

Free for Utica Zoo Members
Children $4.75
Adults $8.00
Senior/College/Military Discount $6.75
Children 2 and under are free

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