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Zoo Classes & Workshops

Designed with learning levels and attention spans in mind, our classes and workshops are deliberately planned to appeal to specific age groups. If we have upcoming classes scheduled, you can see them on our Events Calendar. To schedule a class or workshop for a group, please complete the form below or contact us if you have any questions.

Animal Tales

A 30-minute class designed for ages 3-5 that encourages youth literacy. Children listen to the story reading, then learn about the real animal characters from the book.

Animal Adventures

A 45-minute interactive class designed for ages 6-9 that provides a unique opportunity for children to demonstrate animal adaptations through physical activities, and keep them actively engaged.

Animal Expeditions

A 45-minute class designed for ages 10-13, participants will see animals, explore how zookeepers take care of them, learn about animal behaviors and how the zoo is working to save animals and habitats.


This multipurpose class can be customized to meet the needs of any group such as scouts, universities, youth programs, and more.  A workshop typically includes an in-class session, activity, as well as a tour of a relevant area of the Zoo. Workshops can be scheduled for 1-2 hours and are priced based on number of participants and length of time.

Class/Workshop Request Form

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