education-animal encounter

Learning Has Never Been This FUN!

With every trip to Reid Park Zoo, visitors can learn how to help protect wild animals and wild places. We offer a variety of educational experiences to explore the Zoo in new and exciting ways! Attend a class, join a camp, take a field trip to the Zoo, or schedule a behind-the-scenes tour. Students, members, and families can all participate!

Teacher Resources & Field Trips

Looking for a way to engage your students when you cannot come to the Zoo. Please click here for a list of online resources and virtual field trip opportunities available to schools groups. 

Looking for a unique way for your students to explore concepts introduced in the classroom? Bring your class (K-12) to the zoo for an adventure they won’t forget! Click here to find out more about self-guided and guided field trips for your students.

Programs for Families and Children

Hands-on educational programs, after-hours adventures, and special holiday events–we’ve got it all! Click here to browse our upcoming programs and events for all ages, and register today!

Outreach Programs

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Our outreach programs feature live animals and your choice of topics. Click here to learn more about the program, and to submit a request today!

Programs and Behind the Scenes Experiences for Private & Youth Groups

Ever wonder what it is like behind-the-scenes or have you ever wanted to take a group on a Zoo Adventure? Click here to learn more about the unique experiences we offer to any private or youth group not associated with a school. For small groups of 10 or less people, click here to learn about special Behind the Scenes experiences.