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ONSITE ZooVenture Classes for Ages 9-13

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.


Program Descriptions and Dates – 2020 – 2021 ZOOventure Classes and Family Workshops Brochure


September 8 or 10, 2020:  Animal Architects

Animal homes range from simple to extreme. From honeycombs to bird nests, tunnels to treetops, let’s explore and discover some incredible animal architecture.

October 13 or 15, 2020:  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 10 or 12, 2020:  Zoo 101

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 8 or 10, 2020:  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 12 or 14, 2021:  Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Students explore some of nature’s animal mysteries up close.

February 9 or 11, 2021:  Species Discovery

Explore newly discovered animal species using classification key activities, variations, and biodiversity.

March 9 or 11, 2021:  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!

April 13 or 15, 2021:  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 taking care of the animals!

May 11 or 13, 2021:  Mission Impossible!

It’s mission POSSIBLE as we discover what we can do to save animals and our planet!


 COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Temperature check and health screening prior to entry into the classroom.
  • All participants will be required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth.
  • Class size is limited to 15 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.


Call: 407.323.4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org






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