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Next Generation Science Standards are coded at the end of each program description:

  • PS - Physical Science
  • LS - Life Science
  • ES - Earth Science
  • ESS - Earth and Space Science
  • ETS-Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
At-Zoo cost per program : $50
Zoo to You cost : $65 first session, $55 per additional session
Program times : flexible
Program length : 60 minutes
Program dates : Oct. 3-May 19
Maximum students/session : Maximum of 30 students and 10 adults allowed in classroom

Animal ClassificationAnimal Classification Zoo to You

Discover how the five groups of vertebrate animals are classified. What makes an animal a mammal, bird, fish, amphibian or reptile? Examine real fur, feathers, scales and skin. Then test your skills by playing the animal classification game. (LS) How to Register

Creatures of the Night Zoo to You

Discover how bats, owls and other night dwellers use their adaptations to survive in a world of darkness. We will explore our own senses as we find out what it takes to be a nocturnal creature. (LS) How to Register

Habitats Zoo to You

What makes a habitat a home? It’s all about food, water, shelter and space! From dodging predators to finding food, living in a habitat has its challenges. Come play the “Animal Habitats Game” as we investigate a variety of habitats to learn how animals survive in different habitats. (LS) How to Register

Food Chains Zoo to You

What’s on the menu? Examine the teeth and skulls of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  Work in cooperative small groups to identify a “mystery” animal skull. Bring it all together by constructing a food chain to explain how animals get energy to survive. (LS) How to Register

Insect Invasion Zoo to You

Just because it creeps and crawls doesn’t make it an insect! Investigate the characteristics of insects and compare how they are different from all other animals. Take our interactive insect quiz, learn about insect life cycles and discover why insects are so successful. Program can be shortened for High Interest Days. (LS) How to Register

Ocean Commotion Zoo to You

More is known about the surface of the moon than the depths of our oceans. Dive through three zones of the ocean as we explore the mysterious and amazing animals that call it home. Watch footage of these animals in action and get a close up of real sea stars, sea turtles, shark teeth and pufferfish. (LS) How to Register