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Fall 2020

Spring 2021

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Fall 2020: Announcing ZooConnect Virtual Classes

We are excited to introduce ZooConnect, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s new virtual programming, striving to support our community while keeping parents, educators and learners connected to the Milwaukee County Zoo!

ZooConnect provides fun, interactive, standards-based programming through a variety of virtual K3-8 learning experiences ranging from single class offerings to live animal encounters. This age-appropriate virtual programming is designed to activate curiosity, expand knowledge and foster empathy for animals and the natural world.

Zoo Class Explore

Want to explore the Milwaukee County Zoo with us? Join one of your favorite Zoo teachers via Zoom for a 30-minute, exciting blend of interactive live experiences and high-quality pre-recorded videos about science, biology and conservation. Zoo Class Explore is a fun, standards-based class with a twist of entertainment that allows learners to connect with teachers, scientists, actors and Milwaukee County Zoo staff. Sign up and inspire your learners to have empathy for wildlife and take conservation action.

Zoo Class Live

Do you want real-time answers to your most pressing Zoo questions? Zoo Class Live allows just that – an approximately 20-minute livestream dialogue via Zoom with one of your favorite Zoo teachers and a featured animal ambassador. Your learners will engage in a thought-provoking experience about science, biology and conservation!

ZooConnect Offerings for Individual Households

Zoo Class Explore Options


Show Some Backbone!Show Some Backbone! | Ages 4-8

Mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. They all have backbones, but how are they different? With "Bobo" the bonobo by our side, let's sort it out as we discover the body coverings and functions that are special to each group of vertebrates.

Food Chains: Link by Link | Ages 8-10

Every ecosystem has a chain of events that ensures each living creature has the food it needs to survive. Follow the path that energy takes and find out who's eating whom!


Home Sweet Habitat | Ages 4-8

There’s no place like home. All animals have a habitat that provides what they need in order to survive. With "Tomas” the toucan by our side, let’s fly around the zoo to explore some wild and wonderful habitats, and learn how these habitats meet the needs of the animals that live there.

The Wild World of Adaptations | Ages 8-10

Animals in the wild survive by the bite of their teeth, the scratch of their claws, the swipe of their horns and so much more. Travel the world as we learn how animals use their adaptations to get the resources they need.

Ethology 101 | Age 10-14

Enter the fascinating world of animal behavior to learn the techniques we use to observe our animals and how this process relates to their health and wellbeing. Become a behavioral scientist by studying animals from the Zoo right from where you are at home!

Zoo Class Live

November & December

Mystery Animal Spotlight | Ages 3-9

Will our mystery animal of the day be scaly, furry or feathered?  Join us for this livestream class as we get up close and personal with one of our many animal ambassadors such as a ball python, chinchilla or chicken!

For class dates and times, please go to “Book Virtual Classes” above to log into our scheduler.

Looking for ZooConnect’s school offerings? Visit here.