Utica, NY (WIBX) - Get ready to spend more time with some of the wildest animals around! Starting next week Tuesday, 5/29, the Utica Zoo will offer extended and free hours for visitors.

The summer campaign mean doors open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m., and one Monday a month, the Zoo will let you in for free from 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

EXTENDED HOURS:

May 29th - August 28th Open 10:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.

*June 1st, the zoo will be open until 7:45 p.m. and Voss' will also be open.

FREE NIGHTS:

June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 17th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Please note that on Saturday, June 2nd the zoo will be closing at 3:00 p.m. for the Wine in the Wilderness event sponsored by Townsquare Media.