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.



  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Grades K-3)
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. (Grades 4-8)
  • Note - the March 14, 2017 program is one combined session beginning at 10:30 a.m.

(Registration closes one week prior to event date) 
Remaining 2016 Dates and Topics:

December 13 - Reptiles and Amphibians
They might be slimy and slithery, but they play an important role.

2017 Dates and Topics:

January 10 - Zoo Careers
Join us to find out about the various jobs at The Zoo.  You just might find one perfect for you!

February 14 - Would This Animal Make a Good Pet?
Discover which animals make good pets and which do not.  What's the connection between pets and illegal wildlife trade?

March 14 - Professor Wylde's Animal Training Show
Learn how training techniques that focus on an animal's natural behaviors help to make our Professor Wylde's Animal Show so entertaining and educational.  All grades K-8 will meet for this special Homeschool session in the Zoo Auditorium starting at 10:30 a.m.

April 11 - Get "Zoo" Active
We do many things to make sure that we have a healthy lifestyle.  Discover how we do the same for our Zoo animals.  Wear comfortable shoes because we will be walking all around The Zoo.

September 12 - All About Reptiles
These animals play an important role in our ecosystem.

October 10 - What is Biomimicry?
Sometimes nature can provide the blueprint to solve our challenges.

November 14 - All About Birds
This is a very diverse group of animals with interesting methods of survival.

December 12 - Enrichment for Our Animals
Learn about all of the creative ways we enrich the live of our Zoo animals.

Course Information

$8 per person (members), $10 per person (non-members)

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