Grades 2-3

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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 : Sept. 16-May 22
Who can attend : Up to 30 children in grade 2 or 3. Minimum of 1 adult per 10 children, maximum of 10 adults, which includes the teacher. Children not in 2nd or 3rd grade will not be allowed in the classroom.
Animals in classroom : Due to the needs of our animals, we cannot guarantee an animal will be available. Presenters have the authority to not show the animal if they feel the animal’s welfare would be jeopardized.
Cancellations : The Zoological Society reserves the right to cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions or animal or personnel issues. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to reschedule.

Animal ClassificationAnimal Classification Zoo to You

Is it a mammal, bird, fish, amphibian or reptile? Using real fur, feathers, scales and skin, students will explore how the five groups of vertebrate animals are classified. They will finish up by making a game to take home and challenge their friends. (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. Students will participate in interactive sensory experiments as we find out what it takes to be a nocturnal creature. (LS) How to Register

Food Chains Zoo to You

What’s on the menu? Students will examine the teeth and skulls of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores while they work in cooperative small groups to identify a “mystery” animal skull. Then we will bring it all together by constructing a food chain to explain how animals get energy to survive. (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 the wild has its challenges. Students will investigate a variety of habitats to learn how animals survive in them. (LS) How to Register

Zoo Veterinarian Zoo to You

What does it take to care for over 3,000+ animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo? Students will learn how zoo veterinarians keep our animals healthy by preventing and treating illness and injuries. Then they will work in small groups reading x-rays, viewing dental impressions and observe a live animal in the classroom. (LS) How to Register