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.
September 13 and 15, 2022: Passport to Adventure
Discover amazing animals from around the world as we journey out on a continental safari.
October 11 and 13, 2022: Fear to Fascination
From creepy crawly to animals that slither and slide, it’s all about myth busters as we learn the real facts about some amazing animals.
November 8, 2022 and January 26, 2023: Zoo Vets
What’s it like to be a Zoo vet? It’s a tough job when your patients might be as tall as a tree or so small they fit in the palm of your hand.
December 6 and 8, 2022: Fun with Taxonomy
Have fun and explore the cool side of animal science with an up-close look at animal classification.
January 10 and 12, 2023: Venom 101
We’ll research different types of venom to discover why they are important to some animal species and how they can help humans.
February 14 and 16, 2023: Zoo Animal Enrichment
Discover how Zoo Keepers make every day a busy day for animals in the Zoo.
March 7 and 9, 2023: Expert Egg Detectives
Become an expert on eggs! Birds, reptiles, and more, there’s lots to explore!
April 11 and 13, 2023: Crazy About Crocodilians
Powerful predators with fascinating adaptations and behaviors…let’s learn more!
May 9 and 11, 2023: Zoo Careers
It takes a large team of people to run a zoo! Join us to learn about the behind-the-scenes staff that keeps things going.
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.
Passholder – ZOOventure Classes
For more information or questions
Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123