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.

2023 Zoo Camp - sold out

A one-of-a-kind adventure awaits! A full week of Zoo Camp is packed with animal encounters, guided tours, themed classroom lessons, and more. Get ready to embark on an incredible journey for one wild week this summer!


These classes allow children and adults to explore the wonders of wildlife through unique programs that incorporate live animals, biofacts, and crafts. Please note the age requirements for each class; only those of the appropriate age will be admitted. Only children registered for the class will be permitted. The registration fee includes one child and one adult unless otherwise noted (The Doc Is In, Spotlight: Sea Lions, the Walking Tour, and Parents Night Out are children only). Zoo admission is also included. All classes are held at the Education Complex unless otherwise noted.

Our classes and camps are very popular and sell out quickly.  If you are unable to attend a class that you have registered for, please contact us ASAP so we can add someone from our wait list.  Refunds will only be issued if the Zoo cancels a class due to low enrollment or another unforeseen circumstance. We are no longer offering credit vouchers for missed classes, but we will accommodate requests to switch sessions when space allows. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Various Dates – Infants to age 5

Snuggle up and listen to a story, either at the Zoo or anywhere in the world! 


Various Dates – ages 2 and 3

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting Wildlife Academy programs designed just for toddlers.


Various Dates – ages 4 and 5

Take your child on an adventure discovering nature! Each class will have a different focus. 

walking tour – colors and patterns – SOLD OUT

April 15 – ages 6 through 12

Join your favorite Zoo teachers for a stroll around the Zoo. In this program, you will learn about animal patterns as well as watching some animals receive enrichment!


Homeschool Day – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 21

Join us for Homeschool Day at the Zoo! Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed toy to designated care stations where staff and volunteers will do a “special” examination. There will also be keeper chats, special animal feedings, and animal ambassadors!

Keeper Conversations

Various Dates

Students will get to learn all about the animals we have here at the Zoo from the experts! Choose a class or multiple classes and have educational discussions with Keepers, Aquarists, and the Animal Care team.

Junior Conservationists – SOLD OUT

Various Dates – grades 6 through 8
This spring semester, our students will dive into the vast ocean of knowledge of everything marine. We will learn all about the different ecosystems within the ocean and the things that inhabit them from marine fish and invertebrates to marine mammals and birds.

ZOO U. | Conservation Genetics – SOLD OUT

Various Dates – grades 9 through 12

This semester of ZooU we will be exploring all about how genetics play a huge role in conservation. We will learn about the basics of genetic diversity, how humans are affecting it, and why it is so important to conserve for the future of our ecosystems. 

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

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