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.

Homeschool ZooClass is non-refundable, but is transferable to another education program.

Fall Homeschool ZooClass: November 1, 8, 15, 22 from 12 – 4 pm

Animal Defenses | For children ages 6-8

Animals have some interesting ways of defending themselves. In this series, we will investigate the defenses of several different types of animals and how they use those defenses to survive. Topics include: camouflage, adaptations for warding off predators, toxins, and more. Students will spend time doing projects and activities, meeting education animals, and exploring the Zoo.

Habitat Design | For children ages 9-12

Every animal needs certain things to survive in their habitat. In this ZooClass series we will explore what it takes to design habitats for animals at the Zoo and make models of our own! Students will also spend time doing projects and activities, meeting program animals, and exploring the Zoo.


Four Mondays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall session: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

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