The Zoological Society of Milwaukee presents

School Programs at the Milwaukee County Zoo and at Your School

Click here for information on how to register and planning a successful Zoo field trip.

New ED Building

Our Karen Peck Katz Conservation Education Center is located near lot 3 toward the south end of the parking lot.

The Zoological Society Conservation Education Department offers a variety of programs in accordance with academic standards. The Walking Tour symbol identifies programs that include instruction time in the Zoo and so participants should dress for the weather. The EDuVan icon symbol identifies programs that can be presented at the Milwaukee County Zoo or at your school. Outreach programs are limited to schools within 40 miles of the Zoo. Two-program minimum required for outreach beyond 30 miles.

Next Generation Science Standards are coded next to each program title: PS-Physical Science, LS-Life Science, ES-Earth Science, ESS-Earth and Space Science, ETS-Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science. Go to the Next Generation Science Standards website for further information. Click here for Common Core, State of Wisconsin and WI Model Early Learning standards alignment.

We thank the following for financial support of our school programs: Thrivent Mutual Funds, Ladish Co. Foundation; U.S. Bank Foundation; A.O. Smith Foundation; Sadoff Family Foundation; Gene & Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc.

Registration begins Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Register for programs at 414-258-5058
Register for programs at least three weeks prior to desired date(s).

The Zoological Society reserves the right to cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions and/or animal or personnel issues. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to reschedule.

All classes provide children the opportunity to observe animal biofacts (skulls, fur, etc.), and some classes include a live animal component. Due to the needs of our animals, we cannot guarantee an animal will be available. Presenters have the authority to not show the live animal if they feel the animal’s welfare would be jeopardized.

School Programs: September 2016-May 2017

Please note: the PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Click here to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat.

Ensure that you're notified about future programs by sending your e-mail address to We'll notify you two times a year as our program offerings are updated. We're also interested in knowing how we might better serve you with new programs.