In this episode of 'The Zoo's News' Mike Beck Director of Communications, tells us about many of the Fall Education Programs the Utica Zoo offers kids.

First of all, Mike Beck explains that the Utica Zoo actually has these educational programs throughout the year. They just wrapped up their "Summer Zoo Camps," where children could sign up for a variety of classes, some just a few days long, others for a week. Some of the programs offered half day classes and others were full days filled with learning about the zoo, getting up close to some of the animals at the zoo, and other activities.

Beck says there's also a variety of classes offered for the fall educational programs, and for a variety of ages. The classes start for kids as young as 6 to 18 months old. That class is the "Stroller Safari," which takes you up the North Trek of the Utica Zoo. There's also a "Hatchlings" class for children 18 months to 3 years of age. Other classes include "Zoo Adventures" and "Homeschool." All of these classes offer something special for your kids like "discovery stations," story reading, meet and greets with certain animals, and other activities.

Along with their fall education program, the Utica Zoo is offering a few other events throughout the next few weeks. One of them is called "Sensory Sundays." Sensory Sundays are for children with special needs, and they'll get to explore the zoo through hands-on and interactive activities.

The Utica Zoo's "Member Mornings" will also be starting up soon. You can get more details about all these wonderful programs at the zoo including prices and descriptions, just go to: You will need to pre-register for the fall education programs, but you can do that on the Utica Zoo's website, as well.

As you can see from the video (at the top of this page), there is a lot going on at the Utica Zoo for the fall. Beck also reminds us that even though the weather will be getting cooler, the zoo will still be open. The zoo actually only closes two days out of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you have any questions about the Utica Zoo, questions about their upcoming events, or even questions about some of the animals at the zoo, you can submit them at the link below. They may be featured in an upcoming segment of "The Zoo's News."




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