School Discovery Programs

School’s in Session – at the Zoo!

Learning comes to life in Norfolk’s most exciting classroom. Zoo school programs provide a hands-on, brains-on opportunity for students in all grade levels to learn about animals and conservation. Zoo school programs are more than just a field trip; they are a memorable, fun and highly educational way to explore science.

Each program includes:
• Up close animal encounters
• Interactive science lessons aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning
• Admission to the Zoo for the day for 30 students (25 students for preschool programs) and 3 chaperones

Zoo school programs fit curriculum requirements in North Carolina and private schools, too.

Or – go beyond the classroom walls, and book a guided tour for your school group to explore the Zoo with an animal expert.

If you can’t come to the Zoo, we’ll come to you. Most school programs can be brought to your site.

To arrange a program:

  • Choose a Program Topic
  • Choose 3-5 possible dates
  • Print and fill out the registration form
  • Submit your form according to the instructions on the form
  • When your program is scheduled you will receive a confirmation by email
  • $300 per program with 30 students (25 students for preschool programs) and 3 adults in each

For more information about school programs, contact the Education Department at 757.441.2374 (229) or email.