Utica Zoo Coupons, Savings and Zoo Park Description for 2020
The Utica Zoo is a regional facility and a sparkling gem for the Mohawk Valley. The city owns the zoo property, however, the city's financial support has ended. The zoo receives annual support from Oneida County, and the remainder of the budget is made up by the Society. The largest single revenue is admissions fees, closely followed by an annual operating grant from the Natural Heritage Trust (a state agency). Funds from other grant sources, society membership, special events such as Spooktacular and Brewfest, the gift shop, the Zoo Parent program, animal feed sales, stroller rentals, pavillion rentals and donations complete the operating budget income. Major capital improvements are funded through specific fund drives, special appropriations from the government, major grants and other contributions and sponsorships.