ZooSchool

ZooSchool programs offer children the opportunity to
engage with zoo education staff,
participate in an interactive activity
and observe live animals first-hand.

​​Offered mid-September through mid-June
Admission to the Zoo is not included.
2020 School at Home Adventures
If you do not have a Zoo membership, we can get a group discount for admission.
You do not need to take a class to get this.
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Group admission prices are $6.00 per person. Ages two and younger are free​.

If you are only getting a Group Admission and not signing up for one of their classes,
​add $2.50 per person for non-members of my group.​​ ​
Click here to learn about a membership.
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Minimum 9 people needed for group discount.​​

Click here and go to the bottom of the page to sign up.​
If you can be the contact person, please scroll down to find out more information.
All classes have a maximum of 32 children, except "So You Want to be a Zookeeper", which is maximum 16 children.
Cost is split among the children attending.


Besides the cost of each class, non-members of my group add $2.50 per child.​​​​​
Click here to read about membership.

Preschool ~ Critter Coverings ~ $75.00
"Feathers for flying, scales for slithering, fur for fluffing. Use your scientific observation skills to discover how animals use their body coverings to survive. This 40 minute program includes three live animals, at least one touchable."

Kindergarten ~ There's No Place Like Home ~ $75.00
"Food, water, shelter, space – Explore through song, live animals and an interactive felt board what all animals need in their habitat to live and raise young. Learn how to care for the environment to keep our wildlife friends happy and healthy. This 40 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

1st Grade ~ Winter Warriors ~ $85.00
"Brrr… it’s cold outside! Compare how different animals adapt to seasonal changes in weather. Use imaginative role-play to discover the way migrators, hibernators, and acclimators stay cozy in cold weather. This 50 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable. This 50 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

2nd Grade ~ Critter Communities ~ $85.00
"It takes a village to thrive. Learn the importance of diversity in making healthy communities for both plants and animals. Make seed paper out of elephant poop to create a simple flower community kids can take home. This 50 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

3rd Grade ~ Just Grow Up! ~ $85.00
"Discover the fascinating life cycles of some amazing animals. Examine real butterfly biofacts and discover how the Oregon Zoo is using information about an animal’s life cycle to protect the endangered Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. This 50 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

4th Grade ~ Adaptation Artistry ~ $95.00
"Dress up like an Oregon spotted frog to explore how animals are adapted to their habitat. Discover why habitat loss is impacting animals like the spotted frog and learn how you can help them recover. This 60 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

5th Grade ~ What's for Lunch? ~ $95.00
"Create a food web to examine how animals rely on one another for survival. Discover what happens to an ecosystem when an animal in a food web disappears and learn to take action for wildlife. This 60 minute program includes two live animals, at least one touchable."

6th–12th Grade ~ Animal Training 101 ~ $95.00
"Caring for zoo animals involves more than just scooping poop. Learn how zookeepers train animals to participate in their care, keeping their bodies healthy and their minds active. Includes an opportunity for students to practice training techniques. This 60 minute program includes three animals, at least one touchable."

6th-12th Grade ~ Animal Nutrition 101 ~ $95.00
"What does it take to keep zoo animals well-fed? Discover how zookeepers prepare a nutritionally complete diet for animals in their care in this interactive simulation. This 60 minute program includes two live animals, at least one of which is touchable. Note: This program involves the consumption of food by students. Nuts will not be served."

6th-12th Grade ~ So You Want to be a Zookeeper ~ $90.00
"Maintaining the health and welfare of animals in human care involves more than just feeding and cleaning. Join a former zookeeper on a visit to our award winning Elephant Lands exhibit and explore the important role keepers play in designing exhibits, creating behavioral enrichment activities, and crafting healthy diets. Learn about the educational requirements and animal handling experience needed for a career in zookeeping. This 45 minute program is only available at the zoo on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00am and 11:00am."


Click here to sign up if you are interested in attending any of the classes.
Remember, ZooSchool does include admission to the Zoo. If you do not have a Zoo membership, please read below.​
Also, if you can be the contact person, please scroll down to find out more information.

Zoo Admission Group Discount
ZooSnooze
The zoo after dark is a lively place.
​We will spend the night at the zoo and join the tigers and bats in their nocturnal scene.

ZooSnooze features after-hours tours of the zoo’s exhibits, animal kitchen and Veterinary Medical Center, as well as zookeeper training games, inquiry sessions and hands-on animal activities.

* Available from October to early June.
* Tuesdays through Saturdays, except holidays.
* From 5:00pm to 9:30am.
* Includes Zoo admission, including the following day.
* Includes Dinner, Breakfast and an evening snack.


Must be 6 years of age or older to attend.
Both children and adults are $54.00 per person. Non-members of my group add $2.50 per person.
Click here to read about membership.

At least one adult is required for every five children, but more are welcome.

Click here and scroll down to sign up if you are interested.
If you can be the contact person, please scroll down to find out more information.
Click here to sign up if you are interested ​in
​becoming the contact person and sign up on the line provided.
Be sure to say in the comment area what program you
can be the contact person for or if it is for the group Admission.

​As the contact person for this field trip...
* ​You will decide on a date that works for you.
* You can decide on a name for the group if you'd like.
​Sometimes kids like to make up their own.
​* ​You will ​be the contact person for the families going​,
​giving them your cell phone number.

If you are interested, sign up and I will contact you.
​You are not obligated until you agree to do it and a date is set.