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Homeschool Classes Ages 9-13

The Wildest Classroom in Central Florida

Homeschool families can experience various 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.

Homeschool Program Guide – Information On Dates and Program Descriptions

September 12 and 14, 2023:  Animal Architects
Animal homes range from simple to extreme. From honeycombs to bird nests, tunnels to tree tops, let’s explore and discover some incredible animal architecture.

October 10 and 12, 2023:  Wild Weather Wonders
It’s raining; it’s pouring; the animals are…? As we study weather facts, we will learn what animals do to weather the storm.

November 7 and 9, 2023:  Zoo Life
Who works at a Zoo, and what do they do? Check out what goes on behind the scenes as we take a look at what it takes to run a Zoo.

December 5 and 7, 2023:  We Like to Move It Move It
We’re moving and grooving on our way to meet animals from the island of Madagascar! How do real-life animals compare to those in the movie? Join us to find out!

January 9 and 11, 2024:  Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Students rotate through different natural science stations as they explore some of nature’s animal mysteries up close.

February 13 and 15, 2024:  Wildlife Rehabilitation
What should you do if you find an injured animal? Who takes care of these animals? It’s wildlife specialists to the rescue!

March 12 and 14, 2024:  Species Discovery
Explore newly discovered animal species using classification key activities, variations, and biodiversity.

April 9 and 11, 2024:  Zoo Keepers
Join us to discover what it takes to care for animals at the zoo. Whatever the weather, Zoo Keepers are on duty and caring for the animals!

May 7 and 9, 2024:  Mission: Possible!
It’s mission POSSIBLE as we discover what we can do to save animals and our planet!

Safety Measures

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.


Annual Passholder Registration

Non-Passholder Registration



For more information or questions

Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org






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