Collaborative Inquiry Project

Register Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Collaborative Inquiry Project allows students to explore various areas of the Zoo — focusing on observation and genetics in a Zoo environment. The Zoo will provide scientific tools that you and your students can use while exploring the grounds. This inquiry-driven, self-guided program will help your students build their observational skills while learning about the importance of basic genetics concepts in a Zoo environment.


Teacher Workshops are available for specific programs. Dates will be updated as more workshops become available.

Classroom inquiry kits containing lesson plans and hands-on materials for use in your classroom are available for check-out to you two weeks prior to your scheduled field trip. Kits must be reserved ahead of time by calling 216-635-3391. Click to see materials list.

If you have already visited the Zoo and completed the program, you can compare your results to our Collected Elephant Observation Data


Program availability: Monday through Friday, September - May



Registration for the Collaborative Inquiry Project is independent of any other bookings made with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Registrants are expected to make separate arrangements for transportation and admission to the Zoo. To reserve your field trip and admission to the Zoo, please call 216-635-3391. You must book admission to the Zoo at least 30 days prior to your visit.