SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Learning comes to life at the Virginia Zoo. Connecting the classroom with the natural world enhances education. Zoo school programs offer a memorable, fun and highly educational way to explore science and can be scheduled Monday through Friday, year round.

Choose from a variety of interactive programming on and off Zoo Grounds, plus endless topics that will keep your students engaged and enthralled about the world around them.

Zoo To You

Can’t make it to the Zoo? We’ll come to you! Zoo to You outreaches provide a hands-on, brains-on opportunity right in your classroom for students at any grade level to learn about animals and conservation. More than just an engaging live animal encounter, they are a memorable, fun and highly educational way to explore science.

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FIELD TRIPS

Are you interested in bringing a school group to the Zoo for a field trip? You can choose between a variety of options to fit your educational needs. Once you have decided on a program, follow the instructions to reserve your wild day of education.

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PRESCHOOL DISCOVERY PROGRAMS

Pre-school programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and are not permitted for children 2 and under. Some programs are available to go to your school. These presentations must take place in a space that does not have any air-breathing animals. Zoo Educators are able to teach up to three presentations per day at a school in any one topic.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

Homeschool groups, colleges, universities and even continuing education programs often request modified or combined versions of our standard school programs or simply choose programs that are designed for groups of varying ages.

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GET WILDER!

Customize your day with any of our Zoo extras, ranging from animal encounters to train rides.

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