MVP Health Care partners with Utica Zoo for Free Admission Night


CONTACT:  Mark Simon, Marketing Coordinator

Utica, NY, August 20, 2018— The last summer “Free Admission Night” of 2018 at the Utica Zoo is coming up on August 27th from 4pm-7pm.

Thanks to the support of MVP Health Care, Utica Zoo will open their gates to the community for free admission to the entirety of the Zoo. Parking shuttles will be available from the Parkway Rec Center and MVCC from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Food from the Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion Food Truck as well as ‘Voss’ at The Zoo’ will be available.

In addition, a number of community agencies will be present to provide valuable information to community members.

“MVP Health Care is excited to partner with the Utica Zoo to bring another Free Admission Night to the community,” said Ted Herman, senior leader of marketing & communications at MVP Health Care. “We hope all members of the community join us to celebrate the end of another great summer and take part in all of the great family-friendly activities taking place”.

“Our local community looks forward to Free Admission Nights every year and to have MVP Health Care partner with us to be able to offer a second opportunity for the community to enjoy the Zoo is fantastic.” said Mark Simon, Marketing Coordinator for the Utica Zoo.


About MVP Health Care:
MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of its members, MVP provides the tools and information they need to achieve better health and peace of mind. For more information, visit, or on Facebook at, and on Twitter at @MVPHealthCare.

About Utica Zoo:
Utica Zoo creates unique experiences and promotes public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation and recreation. Located in Roscoe Conkling Park, the Utica Zoo was established in 1914 as part of a recreational complex made possible by the donation of land from Thomas R. Proctor. The zoo has grown from its beginnings of three Fallow Deer donated by the New York Zoological Society to its present collection of more than 100 species from around the world.