Homeschool Programs

Homeschool ZooClass is a four-session series of classes designed for homeschool families and based on our most popular thematic programs. Projects worked on throughout the four sessions encourage both individual and group learning, while providing students with the opportunity to take an extended and interdisciplinary look at the wonders of the Zoo!

For questions about safety protocols and cancellation policy, see our FAQ for education programs at the Zoo.

Winter Homeschool ZooClass: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 from 12 – 4 pm

Wild about Water | For children ages 6-8

People and animals depend on water to survive.  In this series, we will discover why water is so important and how we can help conserve it.  Topics include: watery habitats, the water cycle, adaptations that help animals get the water they need, and more.  Students will spend time doing projects and activities, meeting education animals, and exploring the Zoo. 

Biodiversity or Bust | For children ages 9-12

The biodiversity of a region contributes to the natural sustainability of all life in that area for the foreseeable future.  What would happen if that was taken away?  In this ZooClass series, students will explore what it means for a region to be biodiverse, as well as discuss threats to that biodiversity and formulate ways to help.  Students will also spend time doing projects and activities, meeting education animals, and exploring the Zoo. 

Spring Homeschool ZooClass: April 8, 15, 22, 29

Up in the Trees| For children ages 6-8

What animals live in trees?  Come to ZooClass and find out!  In this series, we will explore trees from roots to shoots and discover there are more animals that depend on trees than one might think!  Students will have fun learning through crafts, discussions, activities, and exploring the Zoo. 

Science Gone Wild | For children ages 9-12

Science takes a wild turn at the Zoo!  Discover how we learn about animals through all varieties of science, from biology to physics. Each day in this series will focus on a different branch of science and how it relates to animals and the environment. Students will participate in science experiments, projects, and of course observe animals out in the Zoo. 


Four Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Winter session: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11

Spring session Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

How Much?

Cost includes all four classes. Dates not sold separately.

Members: $90 / student
Non-members: $110 / student


One parent may stay on Zoo grounds for free (this is not required); any additional adults or children age 3 and older pay full admission.

Students should bring their own snack and water bottle. Lunch is not provided.


Call 585.336.7213 or email