Classes are designed to inspire the next generation of zookeepers! Students ages 8 - 11 will experience what it is like to work at the zoo through games, activities, experiments, chats with zookeepers, and up-close animal encounters. Program length is 2 hours from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Member Price: $20 per class
Non-member Price: $30 per class
Know Before You Go!
Please send students to class with a water bottle and a snack that does not contain nut products.
Please dress students in weather appropriate attire with close-toed shoes.
Classes will only be cancelled if the zoo is required to close to the public.
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
October 21st - Zoology: All About Animals
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! Our first class is an introduction into the animal kingdom and the amazing animals that call the zoo home.
November 18th - Bromatology: Food Science
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will learn all about the types of nutrients our animals need in their diets and get a chance to make a meal for one of them.
December 16th - Mammalogy: All About Mammals
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will identify the characteristics that make mammals unique and all that goes into their care.
February 24th* - Zoopathology: Animal Diseases
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will focus on how a zoo keeps its animals healthy and learn what a veterinary hospital looks like.
March 23rd - Ornithology: All About Birds
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will soar through the zoo to find out more about the birds that live here.
April 20th - Toxicology: Poison vs Venom
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will analyze the science of toxins and the animals that use them to survive.
May 18th - Entomology: All About Insects
Let’s discover the world of Ologies! This month we will investigate insects and learn what makes these animals so incredible.