Homeschool Programs

Register Programs are available for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and meet on the second Tuesday of the month from January through May and September through December. All programs take place in the Jungle Lab classroom inside The RainForest. Programs are fun, interactive, and educational!


We are unable to accommodate walk-ups for these programs. Please register in advance.

Registration closes one week prior to the scheduled program date.


Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon

(Registration closes one week prior to event date) 
2018 Dates and Topics:

January 9 – What is Palm Oil?

Unsustainable palm oil production impacts animals and their habitats; learn more about this topic and how you can help

February 13 – Why do they look the way they do?

Discover why some animals of the same species have different colors, sizes and shapes and how this helps them to survive.

March 13 – Zoo Careers

Join us to find out about the various jobs at the Zoo. You just might find one perfect for you!

April 10 – Turtles and other Reptiles

These animals play an important role in our ecosystem.

May 8 – The Scoop on Poop

Find out what we do with all of the waste material from our Zoo animals. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared to walk.

September 11 – Animal training at the Zoo

Learn how training techniques that focus on an animals’ natural behaviors help to enhance our Zoo animals’ lives. This program will meet in the Zoo’s Auditorium.

October 9 – Do Bears have Spectacles?

We’ll learn about a special group of bears and how the Zoo is helping them in the wild. You can also choose to create a bear of your own! If you choose not to create a bear, you’re welcome to join us for the program. There is an additional cost of $6 per child per bear if you would like to create a bear to take home with you (optional).

November 13 – All About Birds

This is a very diverse group of animals with interesting methods of survival. This program will meet in the Zoo’s Auditorium.

December 11 – Cold weather animals

Many animals have unique ways of staying warm when the weather gets cold. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared to walk)


$10 per person (members), $12 per person (non-members)

Age Limits: Children under 2 years of age are welcome to attend the program for free with a parent and older sibling as long as the child is not disruptive to the program being taught. Children ages 2years & older will need to purchase program admission--it is up to the parent to determine prior to the program date if the topic is appropriate.

One adult will be admitted free of charge for each family registered. Program fee includes admission to the Zoo and The RainForest.