EVENTS   CLASSES  EXPERIENCES

There’s so much to learn at the Zoo

Find out about our classes for individuals and families on this page. Looking to connect a group of people, like your school, scouts, or community group, to in-person or virtual Zoo classes? Learn more here.

At this time, masks are required for all program participants ages 2 and up.

Single Day Classes

Animal Art Class | VIRTUAL

Saturday, October 23
All Ages: Create your very own festive Zoo-print pumpkin, guided by our talented graphic designer, Sara, during this one hour online program.

HOMESCHOOL DAY

Tuesday, November 16
All Ages: Join us for keeper chats, animal feedings, and more.

Walking Tour

Sunday, November 21
Ages 6-12: Learn about the animals at the Zoo and the care that goes in to keeping them happy and healthy.

Nature’s Wreath

Saturday, December 4
Ages 13 & Up: Create a decorative masterpiece to enliven your holiday decor. Wreaths, embellishments, visits from our education animal ambassadors, and light refreshments are included.

Single or Multiple Day Classes

STORY TIME

Select Dates October – December, or On-Demand Virtual
Infants – Age 5: Snuggle up and listen to a story at the Zoo or from the comfort of your home.

Zoo Tots

Select Dates in October & November
Ages 2-3: Bring your little one and get ready to learn about animals!

Keeper Interactions

Select Dates October - April
Grades 9-12
: Shadow a zookeeper, tour animal areas, and chat with keepers and aquarists about the work they love.

Zoo Kids

Select Dates in November & December
Ages 4-5: Take an adventure discovering nature with your child!

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Winter Mini-Camp

Monday – Wednesday, December 27, 28, 29
Ages 5-9: Focus on the beauty and magic of nature for one, two or three days. Participants will learn about a new topic each day through live animal visits, craft projects, and exciting zoo tours.

Multiple Day Classes

Junior Conservationists

Fall Semester SOLD OUT | Spring Semester Dates Coming Soon
Grades 6-8
: This semester-based program introduces middle school students to methods and principles related to conservation biology.

Zoo U | The American Zoo – Sold Out

Fall Semester Dates September – October
Grades 9-12
: The Zoo U program offers semester-based courses for high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation.

Zoo U | Humans & The Global Ecosystem – SOLD OUT

Fall Semester Dates September – October
Grades 9-12
: The Zoo U program offers semester-based courses for high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation.

Check back regularly for new programs and returning favorites, like Zoo Camp.

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