Grades 2–3

The Walking Toursymbol identifies programs that include instruction time in the Zoo.

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 : $45.00 for 10-20 children; $55 for 21-30
Zoo to You cost : $65 first session, $45 per additional session
Program times : flexible
Program length : 60 minutes
Program dates : October 1 – May 22
Maximum students/session : Maximum of 30 students and 8 adults allowed in classroom

Animal Body Coverings Zoo to You

What makes an animal a reptile, fish, amphibian, mammal, or bird? Examine real scales, skin, fur, and feathers as we discover how the five groups of vertebrate animals are classified. Use your knowledge to place “your own animal” in its proper category. (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! Every habitat has its own challenges that animals have to overcome. Investigate polar regions, deserts, and rainforests to learn how animals survive in their homes. (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 on Earth. Take our interactive insect quiz, learn about their life cycle, and discover why insects are so successful. (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 all three zones of the ocean as we explore the mysterious and amazing animals that call it home. (LS) How to Register

Up and Down the Food Chain Zoo to You

What’s on the menu? Examine the teeth and skulls of herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.  Then use this new-found knowledge to identify “mystery” animals in cooperative small groups. We’ll bring it all together by constructing a food chain and explaining how animals get their energy to survive. (LS) How to Register

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