Make your trip to the Zoo an educational experience! Learn how Niabi inspires conservation action while helping meet state education standards from pre-K to college level.
What you should know about educational tours:
- Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length.
- Cost is $5 per student and chaperone (teachers can attend at no cost).
Themed Tours include (but are not limited to):
Amazing Adaptations –
From prehensile tails to swinging hands and how to survive in desert sands, we’ll take a closer look at the special characteristics that help animals survive. Featured Animals: Gibbons, Binturong, Bactrian Camel, Snow Leopard, Giraffes
African Safari –
Explore the great continent of Africa and learn about the unique characteristics of the diverse animals that call it home. Featured Animals: Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich, and Colobus Monkeys
Brilliant Biodiversity –
Meaning the variety of life, explore Biodiversity Hall and its wide variety of species to help understand why biodiversity is so important to the survival of life on Earth. Featured Animals: Meerkats, African Crested Porcupine, Crocodile Monitor Lizard, Fennec Fox, Reticulated Python, Linne’s Two-Toed Sloth
Cool Cats –
Have you ever seen a lion’s skull? How sharp is a leopard’s claw? How far can a snow leopard leap? In this program your group will learn what it takes to survive at the top of the food chain while viewing these impressive carnivores. Featured Animals: Snow Leopard, Bobcats, Amur Leopard, African Leopard, and Pallas Cats
Homey Habitats –
Which animals live where? What about their environment best suits particular animals? Join us as we look at animals from around the world, the different habitats they call home and how everything is connected. Featured Habitats: Tropical Rainforest, Desert, Savannah/Grassland, and Temperate Forest
Radical Reptiles –
Discover the ancient world of reptiles and what makes them unique. See our Reptile House and learn about the characteristics that make reptiles so fascinating! Featured Animals: Green Anaconda, Northern Caiman Lizard, Red-footed Tortoise, and Leaf-tailed Gecko
Spineless Wonders –
Are BUGS really animals? What about animals in the ocean without a backbone or spine? While many people typically only think of vertebrates as animals, invertebrates represent 97% of all animal life. Next time you think of an animal, consider that nearly all of the animals on Earth are spineless wonders. Featured Animals: Coconut Crab, Curly-haired Tarantula, Ghost Shrimp, Horseshoe Crab, Slipper Lobster, Tailless Whip Scorpion
Zoo Careers –
Find out about a variety of careers with animals, education requirements, experience needed and how to get it as well as the time, commitment, and dedication needed to work in a Zoo. Includes a presentation and a behind the scenes look at areas of the Zoo. Featured Career Paths: Zoo Keeper, Conservation Education, Animal Nutritionist, and Veterinary Services
NOTE: All programs can be tailored to any age group.
Don’t see what you want? We can custom design a tour for you! Just give us a call with questions, 309-799-3482 ext 222