|Name:||Zoo To You Program
|For:||Class rooms of various grade levels, Nursing Homes, Day Care Centers, Libraries, etc.|
A $150.00 donation is requested for each program, with 100% of proceeds going toward support and development of our Education Department. For programs that require travel, Zoo staff will travel 30 miles roundtrip at no additional charge. Programs beyond a 30-mile roundtrip radius are charged an additional mileage expense.
|Length:||About 45 minutes to 1 hour|
Looking to meet some of our zoo animals? Meet animals from chinchillas and hedgehogs, to tortoises and snakes, to parrots and goats. We also bring Biofacts, which are zoo artifacts. Learn about the visiting animal(s), how the zoo cares for the animal(s), enjoy a hands-on opportunity and a conservation message.
We can prepare a presentation to meet your needs and enhance what you are studying in class. Some of our most popular include:
* The animals that we bring depend on the group size, ages and weather.
|For:||Groups – up to 30 people|
|Cost:||$50 per group
(Does not include admission)
|Length:||About 1 hour|
|Program:||An experienced guide can tour your group around the zoo. Groups will enjoy learning stories and ‘behind the scene’ information about our animals. See artifacts from our tour bag, hear facts and trivia about our different animals and meet some of our outreach animals.|
|For:||Groups visiting the zoo|
|Cost:||$35 (Does not include admission)|
|Length:||About 30 minutes|
|Program:||If you want a quick introduction to the zoo, this is for you! Meet some of our outreach animals and
enjoy a hands-on experience.
|Name:||Zookeeper For A Day|
|For:||Groups of 1 – 12 people, age 12 and older who are interested in zoo jobs.|
|Cost:||$15 per person (Includes admission)|
|Length:||About 4 hours|
|Program:||Learn and do everything a zookeeper would do. Work with the barn animals, make diets, tour
behind the scenes, learn how to look at x-rays and more!
Other Educational Experiences
|For:||Groups and kids that want to spend the night at the zoo.|
|Cost:||CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION|
|Length:||Beginning Time — 7:30 p.m. Ending Time — 8:00 a.m.|
Participants will enjoy games, activities, live animal encounters, a night hike, a camp fire dinner and more.
|For:||College students interested in pursuing an animal career|
|Length:||One semester (spring/summer or fall/winter)|
|Program:||Students gain necessary experience working with animals and experiencing an in-depth enrichment and observation project. Intern positions are unpaid.|
|For:||Children ages 6 – 11|
|Cost:||Ages 6 – 8, member $50.00, non-member $60.00
Ages 9 – 11, member $60.00, non-member $70.00
|Program:||Have a Summer Animal Adventures! This is your child’s ticket to the wonder and excitement of the world around them. This program utilizes the Washington Park Zoo as a living classroom. Spaces are limited!|
|For:||For individual classrooms and various grade levels.|
|Cost:||Rent a complete teaching kit for $20/week with a $30 deposit which is refundable.|
|Program:||Kit includes lesson plans, activities,
supplies, artifacts, videos and more.