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ZooVenture 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 –  2021 – 2022 ZOOventure Classes and Family Workshops Brochure


September 14 or 16, 2021:  Creature Features

Meet creatures with amazing features! From the unusual to the extreme, these animals will surprise you with the strange adaptations they use to survive in the wild.

October 12 or 14, 2021:  Calls in the Wild

Wouldn’t it be fun to chat with a cheetah or talk with a tiger? Listen and learn how animals communicate with each other.

November 9 or 11, 2021:  I Dig Bones!

Get down and dirty in our paleontology dig site and examine fossils, skulls, and biofacts. Learn some cool facts about prehistoric animals and develop your skills as a junior paleontologist.

December 7 or 9, 2021:  Winter Wildlife Wonders

Brrrr…It’s cold out there! How do animals survive and thrive in cold winter weather?

January 11 or 13, 2022:  Habitat Inhabitants

Animals are everywhere…trees, swamps, bogs, oceans, and more! Journey with us as we explore different animal habitats around the world.

February 8 or 10, 2022:  Ickyology

Enjoy the “yuk” side of animal science! Icky and gooey, slimy and slurpy, it’s all about gross in this class!

March 8 or 10, 2022:  Abracadabra!

Discover the magical things that animals can do! What makes a firefly glow? How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Join us for magical mysteries of the animal world.

April 12 or 14, 2022:  Dr. Zoo Little

Who can talk with the animals, walk with the animals, help all the animals? Dr. Zoo Little, that’s who! Learn about animal care at the Zoo.

May 10 or 12, 2022:  Monkey Mayhem

Brachiation, prehensile, arboreal…what’s it all about? It’s all monkey mayhem as we have fun learning about primates!


 COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • All participants will be required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth.
  • Class size is limited to 18 students, two instructors.
  • Social distancing measures will be in place during all activities.
  • Participants will have regularly scheduled hand washing breaks and hand sanitizer will be available in all activity spaces.

Time:  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Annual Pass Holders:  $15.00/per child

Non-Pass Holders:  $18.00/per child

Program Registration

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 prior to the program date. Refunds will not be provided for self-initiated cancellation once registration and payment have been processed.


For more information or questions

Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org






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