• Open daily 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grounds close at 4 p.m.

School Age Classes


These interactive opportunities are designed to meet state learning standards. Each program lasts 45 minutes to an hour and includes 3 or 4 live animals, interactive activities, and animal-related artifacts. Programs can take place at the zoo or in your facility through a visit from the Wegmans ZooMobile.

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:

Vertebrate Visit

If a chicken has scaly feet, why isn't it a reptile? Did you know that birds aren't the only vertebrates that lack teeth? Find out the answers to some of nature's most perplexing riddles as you learn the different ways to classify animals
with backbones.

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:

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!

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.

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.

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.

Night and Day

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

Vertebrate Visit

If a chicken has scaly feet, why isn't it a reptile? Did you know that birds aren't the only vertebrates that lack teeth? Find out the answers to some of nature's most perplexing riddles as you learn the different ways to classify animals with backbones.