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“Zoo to You” Summer Group Programs

The Virginia Zoo offers programs featuring live animal presentations during the summer that are great for groups with participants ages 5 and up. We can conduct the programs at the Zoo or at your location. Presentations at the Zoo may be outdoors in shaded settings.  Presentations at your location must be indoors.

It Takes All Kinds 

Animals have class! They don’t attend school, but they do belong to special groups. You’ll find how different a gecko and a salamander are, and how similar tortoises and snakes may be as you meet the diverse animals in this program. Your students will be reminded to respect all forms of animal life and their places in nature.

Cost of program at the Zoo:

$350.00 per program which includes Zoo admission.  60 children or students maximum.

Cost of program at your facility:

$350.00 plus travel fee. 60 children or students maximum per program.

For smaller summertime groups, consider these multi-grade programs also:

Animals In Class

A specific topic of your choice can be emphasized as your students or campers meet representatives of five important animal groups.

World Traveler

Your students or campers will travel to distant continents and habitats in their imagination to see how living things depend on each other to survive in their natural environments.

Breathe, Eat, and Plant Yourself at Home

Animals depend on what plants produce even to breathe! Explore animal diets, camouflage, nests and shelter, and habitat conservation with the help of animals in the classroom and in the exhibits.

Cost of program at the Zoo:

$200.00 per program which includes Zoo admission.  30 children or students maximum.

Cost of program at your facility:

$200.00 plus travel fee. 30 children or students maximum per program.

Program Times:

Begin as early as 10:00 a.m. May be scheduled to start as late as 3:00pm.

Registration:

Pre-register for programs through the Education Department by completing this form and then fax to (757) 625-1065, mail it to us, or email a scanned copy to the Education Department. For more information, please call (757) 441-2374, ext. 229.

Travel Fees for “Zoo to You” Programs

0 to 15  miles from Zoo ………………………..
$25.00
16 to 30 miles from Zoo ………………………..
$30.00
31 to 45 miles from Zoo ………………………..
$35.00
46 to 60 miles from Zoo ………………………..
$40.00
61 to 75 miles from Zoo ………………………..
$45.00

 

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