Wegmans ZooMobile

Wegmans ZooMobile

Wegmans ZooMobile program has been providing educational outreach services to area schools and other institutions since 1986.

The Wegmans ZooMobile provides fun and exciting educational programs year-round at elementary, middle and high schools, as well as daycare centers, preschools, nursing homes, adult day care facilities, libraries, colleges and many other organizations. The Wegmans ZooMobile also participates in numerous community service and festival-type events, such as the Harborfest and American Liver Foundation’s Kids N’ Trucks. Our mission is to instill an understanding and appreciation of the Earth’s biodiversity and to provide our community members with the education, skills and motivation to act on behalf of the environment.

The Wegmans ZooMobile visits schools, libraries, nursing homes, scout meetings, preschools, daycare (including licensed home daycare), and public events providing themed programs for all ages. We do not do programs for birthday parties in private homes. Please submit a ZooMobile Request Form here.

What kind of programs does the Wegmans ZooMobile provide?

The typical Wegmans ZooMobile program is a 30- to 60-minute presentation focusing on one of several themes targeted towards your group type. These programs focus on different animal groups, as well as animal behaviors and adaptations. However, we realize that needs differ and we can tailor a program to meet your specific needs. All programs include the use of live animals and biofacts to support the program messages. Animals vary per program themes.

Pre-k

Animal Movements

Your class will hop, slither and swim, while learning about the many ways that animals move.

Animal Sounds

Youngsters will hiss, howl and tweet, while meeting some of our more vocal animals.

Animal Opposites

Wet or dry, hard or soft … learn about animal life diversity through hands-on animal opportunities

Animal Coverings

Learn about animal adaptations through hands-on experiences with fur, feathers and scales.

Animal Senses

Your students will smell, touch and listen to learn how animals depend on their senses.

Night and Day

Learn how to tell which animals stay up late and which ones sleep the night away.

School Age

For Grades K-8

The 3 R’s

Today’s students must confront serious challenges to the health of our planet. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle provides students the understanding and tools to help improve the environment. Can you create zero waste? Some of our invertebrate friends can show you how! With a close hands-on look at composting, students learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and Go Green!

Backyard Habitat

In this hands-on program students learn about the many things they can do to help preserve local wildlife. Particular focus is on the fauna that can be found right in their own schoolyards and backyards. Through interactions with live animals and other activities, students learn about some of the more helpful interconnections they have with local animals.

For Grades K-2

Cycles of Life

Joeys, cocoons, and tadpoles, oh my! Every living thing goes through a series of life stages that sometimes have funny names. Learn about these and other steps in mammal, insect, and amphibian life cycles through this exciting
new program.

Have to Have a Habitat

Though habitats may be hot or cold, wet or dry, and sometimes filled with trees, all living things have the same basic needs. Discover how a few of our Education animals survive in their varied natural homes and why every animal has to have a habitat.

For Grades 3-5

Amazing Adaptations

No matter what kind of animal you are life can be pretty tough! Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way!

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Fantastic Frogs

Have you heard?! Frogs and their relatives (other amphibians) are facing some problems in their natural ranges, but we are here to help.  Learn about what is happening to amphibians in their natural ranges, what other kinds of animals depend on amphibians for survival, and what you can do to help take care of fantastic frogs! It is bound to be a “hopping” good time!

For Grades 6-8

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Adults & Seniors

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to come to your group, organization or senior-living facility. We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of presentation content and can tailor a program to meet specific needs or interests of program participants. If you are interested in a themed program check the school age programs for programs that can be adapted to you. Whether we visit once a month or once a year, participants will enjoy a 45-minute hands-on experience with live animals and animal-related artifacts. Get a discount when you book more than six programs in a year!

Festivals

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to your next festival! You provide the table; we provide the fun, including live animals, animal-related artifacts, and information about Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo and its programs. Programming is priced by the hour and discounts are available for non-profit groups. Festival style presentations can be themed and each program includes 3 or 4 live animals. In large group situations, touching of the animals is prohibited for their comfort and safety, but most animal-related artifacts are touchable.

Pick one of the following themes:

Incredible Invertebrates

Did you know that there are more invertebrates in the world than any other type of animal? Without them life might not be possible! Get to see some of our invertebrate friends and some animals that depend on them.

Awesome Amphibians and Reptiles

Whether they are slimy or scaly, these animals are nothing to be afraid of! What can breathe through its skin? What does a dance to find a mate? Find out what makes these two groups of animals interesting when they visit
your festival.

Wonderful Wetlands

Would you like to learn about swamps, bogs, marshes and ponds without putting on your boots? In this festival program you will learn all about the importance of wetlands and get to see some wetland animals without getting wet!

Radical Rainforests

Did you know 50% of all species comes from the Rainforest? Find out why rainforests are so radical when you meet our rainforest animal ambassadors.

Pre-k

Animal Movements

Your class will hop, slither and swim, while learning about the many ways that animals move.

Animal Sounds

Youngsters will hiss, howl and tweet, while meeting some of our more vocal animals.

Animal Opposites

Wet or dry, hard or soft … learn about animal life diversity through hands-on animal opportunities

Animal Coverings

Learn about animal adaptations through hands-on experiences with fur, feathers and scales.

Animal Senses

Your students will smell, touch and listen to learn how animals depend on their senses.

Night and Day

Learn how to tell which animals stay up late and which ones sleep the night away.

School Age

For Grades K-8

The 3 R’s

Today’s students must confront serious challenges to the health of our planet. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle provides students the understanding and tools to help improve the environment. Can you create zero waste? Some of our invertebrate friends can show you how! With a close hands-on look at composting, students learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and Go Green!

Backyard Habitat

In this hands-on program students learn about the many things they can do to help preserve local wildlife. Particular focus is on the fauna that can be found right in their own schoolyards and backyards. Through interactions with live animals and other activities, students learn about some of the more helpful interconnections they have with local animals.

Butterfly Beltway Gardens

Your students build a habitat or renew an existing one at your school to help preserve monarch butterflies. Students learn what makes monarchs so special and release them into their own garden.

For Grades K-2

Cycles of Life

Joeys, cocoons, and tadpoles, oh my! Every living thing goes through a series of life stages that sometimes have funny names. Learn about these and other steps in mammal, insect, and amphibian life cycles through this exciting
new program.

Have to Have a Habitat

Though habitats may be hot or cold, wet or dry, and sometimes filled with trees, all living things have the same basic needs. Discover how a few of our Education animals survive in their varied natural homes and why every animal has to have a habitat.

For Grades 3-5

Amazing Adaptations

No matter what kind of animal you are life can be pretty tough! Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way!

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Fantastic Frogs

Have you heard?! Frogs and their relatives (other amphibians) are facing some problems in their natural ranges, but we are here to help.  Learn about what is happening to amphibians in their natural ranges, what other kinds of animals depend on amphibians for survival, and what you can do to help take care of fantastic frogs! It is bound to be a “hopping” good time!

For Grades 6-8

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Adults & Seniors

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to come to your group, organization or senior-living facility. We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of presentation content and can tailor a program to meet specific needs or interests of program participants. If you are interested in a themed program check the school age programs for programs that can be adapted to you. Whether we visit once a month or once a year, participants will enjoy a 45-minute hands-on experience with live animals and animal-related artifacts. Get a discount when you book more than six programs in a year!

Festivals

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to your next festival! You provide the table; we provide the fun, including live animals, animal-related artifacts, and information about Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo and its programs. Programming is priced by the hour and discounts are available for non-profit groups. Festival style presentations can be themed and each program includes 3 or 4 live animals. In large group situations, touching of the animals is prohibited for their comfort and safety, but most animal-related artifacts are touchable.

Pick one of the following themes:

Incredible Invertebrates

Did you know that there are more invertebrates in the world than any other type of animal? Without them life might not be possible! Get to see some of our invertebrate friends and some animals that depend on them.

Awesome Amphibians and Reptiles

Whether they are slimy or scaly, these animals are nothing to be afraid of! What can breathe through its skin? What does a dance to find a mate? Find out what makes these two groups of animals interesting when they visit
your festival.

Wonderful Wetlands

Would you like to learn about swamps, bogs, marshes and ponds without putting on your boots? In this festival program you will learn all about the importance of wetlands and get to see some wetland animals without getting wet!

Radical Rainforests

Did you know 50% of all species comes from the Rainforest? Find out why rainforests are so radical when you meet our rainforest animal ambassadors.

Pre-k

Animal Movements

Your class will hop, slither and swim, while learning about the many ways that animals move.

Animal Sounds

Youngsters will hiss, howl and tweet, while meeting some of our more vocal animals.

Animal Opposites

Wet or dry, hard or soft … learn about animal life diversity through hands-on animal opportunities

Animal Coverings

Learn about animal adaptations through hands-on experiences with fur, feathers and scales.

Animal Senses

Your students will smell, touch and listen to learn how animals depend on their senses.

Night and Day

Learn how to tell which animals stay up late and which ones sleep the night away.

School Age

For Grades K-8

The 3 R’s

Today’s students must confront serious challenges to the health of our planet. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle provides students the understanding and tools to help improve the environment. Can you create zero waste? Some of our invertebrate friends can show you how! With a close hands-on look at composting, students learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and Go Green!

Backyard Habitat

In this hands-on program students learn about the many things they can do to help preserve local wildlife. Particular focus is on the fauna that can be found right in their own schoolyards and backyards. Through interactions with live animals and other activities, students learn about some of the more helpful interconnections they have with local animals.

Butterfly Beltway Gardens

Your students build a habitat or renew an existing one at your school to help preserve monarch butterflies. Students learn what makes monarchs so special and release them into their own garden.

For Grades K-2

Cycles of Life

Joeys, cocoons, and tadpoles, oh my! Every living thing goes through a series of life stages that sometimes have funny names. Learn about these and other steps in mammal, insect, and amphibian life cycles through this exciting
new program.

Have to Have a Habitat

Though habitats may be hot or cold, wet or dry, and sometimes filled with trees, all living things have the same basic needs. Discover how a few of our Education animals survive in their varied natural homes and why every animal has to have a habitat.

For Grades 3-5

Amazing Adaptations

No matter what kind of animal you are life can be pretty tough! Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations to help themselves and their species survive. In this program learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way!

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Fantastic Frogs

Have you heard?! Frogs and their relatives (other amphibians) are facing some problems in their natural ranges, but we are here to help.  Learn about what is happening to amphibians in their natural ranges, what other kinds of animals depend on amphibians for survival, and what you can do to help take care of fantastic frogs! It is bound to be a “hopping” good time!

For Grades 6-8

Going, Going Saved!

Discover the things that can cause animals to become endangered or even extinct; and learn what zoos and you can do to prevent it from happening. It’s not too late to save the world’s most precious animals if we all do our part.

Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

Snakes, lizards, and salamanders, oh my! These animals might looks scary to some people but we think they are “toad-ally” awesome! In this program we will discuss classification, identification and appreciation of some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.

Adults & Seniors

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to come to your group, organization or senior-living facility. We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of presentation content and can tailor a program to meet specific needs or interests of program participants. If you are interested in a themed program check the school age programs for programs that can be adapted to you. Whether we visit once a month or once a year, participants will enjoy a 45-minute hands-on experience with live animals and animal-related artifacts. Get a discount when you book more than six programs in a year!

Festivals

Invite the Wegmans ZooMobile to your next festival! You provide the table; we provide the fun, including live animals, animal-related artifacts, and information about Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo and its programs. Programming is priced by the hour and discounts are available for non-profit groups. Festival style presentations can be themed and each program includes 3 or 4 live animals. In large group situations, touching of the animals is prohibited for their comfort and safety, but most animal-related artifacts are touchable.

Pick one of the following themes:

Incredible Invertebrates

Did you know that there are more invertebrates in the world than any other type of animal? Without them life might not be possible! Get to see some of our invertebrate friends and some animals that depend on them.

Awesome Amphibians and Reptiles

Whether they are slimy or scaly, these animals are nothing to be afraid of! What can breathe through its skin? What does a dance to find a mate? Find out what makes these two groups of animals interesting when they visit
your festival.

Wonderful Wetlands

Would you like to learn about swamps, bogs, marshes and ponds without putting on your boots? In this festival program you will learn all about the importance of wetlands and get to see some wetland animals without getting wet!

Radical Rainforests

Did you know 50% of all species comes from the Rainforest? Find out why rainforests are so radical when you meet our rainforest animal ambassadors.

Prices

Preschool-age programs (up to 20 kids): $85 per program
School-age-and-up programs (up to 30 kids): $100 per program
Adults, seniors and special needs programs: $100 per program
Large group assemblies (over 30 participants): $165
Festival-style programs: $150 per hour (2 hours maximum)

Additional travel and other charges may apply. Discounts for multiple programs are available.