Education

ZooConnect

Grades K-2
Monthly Zoo Class Explore Topics

JANUARY

Bee puppetBuzzin' Around the Zoo

With "Buzz" the bumblebee by our side, let’s go exploring to learn about some fascinating invertebrates that live at our Zoo. They may not have a backbone, but you won’t BEE-lieve their other unique body parts and how they use them to survive.

Show Some Backbone!

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.

Home Sweet Habitat

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.

FEBRUARY

Let’s Play: Animal Enrichment

What do Zoo animals need to be happy and healthy? Learn how our zookeepers encourage play, curiosity and natural behaviors in all sorts of creative ways. Who chases bubbles and who needs a friend? Play an interactive guessing game to find out, then journey around the Zoo with us to see animal enrichment in action!

MARCH

Backpackin' Around the Zoo

Let's take a hike around the Zoo and use our observation skills as we meet some fascinating Zoo animals and learn their stories. Scientists and naturalists record their thoughts and sightings in notebooks, so don't forget to pack your notebook and pencil as you join us for this journey.

APRIL

By the Light of the Moon

How and why are certain animals active when the sun goes down? Discover the sleep cycles and adaptations of some of the Zoo's nocturnal and crepuscular residents.

MAY

Buzzin' Around the Zoo

With "Buzz" the bumblebee by our side, let’s go exploring to learn about some fascinating invertebrates that live at our Zoo. They may not have a backbone, but you won’t BEE-lieve their other unique body parts and how they use them to survive.

Show Some Backbone!Show Some Backbone!

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.

Home Sweet Habitat

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.

How to Register

We are fully booked for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Information regarding the 2021-2022 school year will be forthcoming. Thank you for your ongoing support! Interested in seeing a Kohl’s Wild Theater performance instead? Kohl’s Wild Theater is still taking spring 2021 performance bookings. More information can be found here.