Homeschool Programs

Our homeschool programs offer lively, hands-on classes that are sure to engage students as they learn. Classes often include experiments, animal encounters, and educational games. Vocabulary and post activities will be provided to ensure that your child gets the most out of these programs. Program length: 90 minutes

Wow! Our Homeschool Programs are full through May of 2018! If you would like to be added to a wait list or to get in contact with the Homeschool instructor, please email the Education Department at

Program Times

  • K5 - 2nd grade - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 3rd - 5th grade - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 6th - 8th grade - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday only)

Individual Program Prices

  • Members - $10 (1 child)
  • Non-members - $15 (1 child)

Bundle Program Prices

Bundles are:  (Sept-May) (Sept - Dec) (Jan - Apr)
  • 4 Month: Members - $32 (1 child)
  • 4 Month: Non-members - $52 (1 child)
  • All Year: Members- $62 (1 child)
  • All Year:Non-members- $102 (1 child)


Check back soon for 2018-2019 Class Registration! 

2018-2019 Program Topics

Check Back Soon - 2018-2019 Class Topics will be posted by the end of August! 

  • Questions? Email
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Pouch Academy

Pouch Academy

Continue the learning each month with a special box from The Pouch Academy! Each box delivers hands-on fun and learning related to the Homeschool theme of the month. Also included will be a date and time to connect with a zoo employee virtually to do one of the activities in the box together! Appropriate for ages 5-11. Supplies are limited, order yours today! $20 per box


Join us on this special opportunity for homeschool families!  Start your adventure with a live animal encounter at the zoo.  We will then be lead into Cleveland Park by zoo staff for a fun educational hike!

Signing up for a hike enrolls you as part of our Family Nature Play Club.  

Dates and Pricing

Select Thursdays 10-11 a.m., September-March

$5.00 per family  (Program only. Does not include admission to the zoo)


  • September 21, 2017     Tree ID
  • October 26, 2017          Edible Hike
  • November 30, 2017      Animal Signs
  • January 4, 2017            Nature Through Winter
  • February 22, 2017        Colors of Nature
  • March 22, 2017            Bug Hunt