education

Teachers

Spark your students’ interest in wildlife, conservation, and science at the Zoo! We offer a variety of resources and discounts for teachers.

Visiting the Zoo

Special rates for school field trips

Student groups who come to the Zoo during the regular school day are eligible for reduced admission rates. Click here to see available programs and prices for school groups.

Guided Education Programs

Make your Zoo visit a true learning experience with a Guided Education Program! We have a variety of topics available. Click here to learn more about our Guided Programs.

Resources for teachers

Bio Bags

Self-guided visits to the Zoo can be enhanced with a Bio Bag full of hands-on artifacts! These backpacks contain skull and bone replicas and other objects to illustrate scientific concepts, as well as detailed instructions on how to interpret the items for your students. There is no charge to use them, but you must reserve them in advance of your visit to ensure availability. Click here to learn more about Bio Bags, or to request a Bio Bag for your visit.

Activity Packets

Focus your students’ attention while they’re at the Zoo with age appropriate activities you can download and print right from your computer. Packets are available for students K-2 and 3-5. Click here to find them!

 Web Cams

If you have a monitor, and access to the internet, you can observe Zoo animals right from your classroom! 

Teacher Workshops

We offer professional development opportunities for teachers wishing to explore closer partnerships with the Zoo. Find out more about our workshops here.