Did you miss the other free nights at the Utica Zoo this summer? Don't worry, you still have another chance with this event.

The New York Power Authority is sponsoring a day of FREE family fun at the Utica Zoo and New York Energy Zone. It's all a part of the Wildlife Festival, being held on September 10th from 10AM to 4PM.

Credit - The Utica Zoo via Facebook
Credit - The Utica Zoo via Facebook

Not only can you explore all that the Energy Zone and zoo already have to offer, but there's even more to enjoy at this exclusive event!

  • Live Music from The Brian Mulkerne Band
  • Entertainment from Jim Okey Magic Comedy
  • BJ the Clown
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Mark Tyoe the Champion Chainsaw Sculptor
  • Naudie the Utica Comets Mascot
  • Utica Children's Museum's Mobile Museum

You and the family will certainly work up an appetite with all this free fun. Enjoy refreshments from Big Papi's coquito iceys, the Grapevine, and Kookie's Q at Polly's. All food and drinks are not included in the free admission to the zoo.

Happy little girl with her face painted grins at the camera

There will also be informational booths scattered around the zoo as well. You'll be able to learn more from groups like:

  • Wolf Mountain Nature Center
  • Central New York Conservancy
  • Oneida County Youth Bureau
  • Oneida County Health Department
  • Oneida County Stop DWI
  • New York State Weatherization Directors Association
  • Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority
Little girl feeding a giraffe at the zoo at the day time

If you have any questions or would just like to learn more about the Wildlife Festival this year, there is more information available on their website.

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