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Homeschool Classes Ages 5-8

The Wildest Classroom in Central Florida

Homeschool families can experience a wide variety of interactive programs at the Zoo, where the classroom comes to life! Up-close animal encounters, games, crafts, and activities are all part of this exciting learning environment. Offered September through May, program descriptions and dates are listed below.


For program descriptions –  2022 – 2023 Homeschool Classes and Family Workshops Brochure


September 13 and 15, 2022: The Wonder of Rainforests
Students will be transported to the world’s rainforests through interactive activities, amazing biofacts, and live animals.

November 29 and December 1, 2022: The Unhuggables
Loveable and huggable…not these animals. Prickly, pokey, and sharp are what these animals are all about, as they use spines, quills, and more for protection from predators.

November 8 and 10, 2022: Small Creatures, Big World
What is life like for small animals in a big world? Let’s discover what it means to be little.

December 6 and 8, 2022: Hooves and Horns
From llamas to goats, we’ll explore the petting zoo to learn about everything from hooves to horns.

January 10 and 12, 2023: Wild About Disguises
Discover how animals “disappear” in the wild. Learn how they use their camouflage skills to hunt and hide.

February 14 and 16, 2023: Big on Bears
We’re going on a big bear adventure to learn about Florida’s amazing black bears!

March 7 and 9, 2023: Amazing Africa
Students explore this fascinating old-world continent’s lands, cultures, and animals.

April 11 and 13, 2023: Take Flight
Experience the world from a bird’s eye view. On the ground or in the air, what is life like as a bird?

May 9 and 11, 2023: Zoo Keepers
Learn what it takes to care for animals at the Zoo. Whatever the weather, Zoo Keepers are on duty and taking care of the animals!

Safety Measures

Masks are optional regardless of vaccine status while participating in an education program. For the health and safety of our animals, your child(ren) will be required to bring a mask with them to the education program and may be asked to wear it during the animal encounter or when going behind the scenes.

Time:  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Annual Pass Holders:  $16.00/per child

Non-Pass Holders:  $19.00/per child


Students must be registered for the appropriate age group. Registration is required at least one week in advance. Class size is limited. Classes are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of students is not met one week before the program date. Refunds will not be provided for self-initiated cancellation once registration and payment have been processed.


General Public/Non-Passholder


Passholder – ZOOventure Classes


For more information or questions

Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org






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