School Programs


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

ZooConnect provides fun, interactive, standards-based programming with a variety of virtual learning experiences ranging from single class offerings to two- or three-month-long packages. This age-appropriate virtual programming is designed for K-8 educators and learners to activate curiosity, expand knowledge, and foster empathy for animals and the natural world.

Want a sneak peak of ZooConnect? View the below snippet of “Buzzin’ Around the Zoo” offered for grades K-2! For more information about the variety of school offerings, check out ZooConnect!

In-Person School Programs

Note: We are not currently offering in-person school programming.

Under typical, non-pandemic circumstances, the Zoological Society Conservation Education Department offers a variety of in-person school programs in accordance with Common Core, State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Model Early Learning and Next Generation Science Standards. All classes offer engaging educational experiences about science, animals, and conservation, provide students with the opportunity to observe animal biofacts (skulls, fur, etc.), and may include a live animal encounter. When we are operating onsite again, we will post more information about our class offerings here. In the meantime, learn more about ZooConnect, our virtual learning opportunity!

We thank the following organizations for financial support of our school programs: Ladish Co. Foundation & A.O. Smith Foundation.

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.