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 April and September through December. Programs take place in the Zoo's Auditorium unless otherwise noted. 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) 
2019 Dates and Topics:

January 8 – Turtles and other Reptiles

Discover why some turtles are having a tough time surviving and how all reptiles play an important role in our ecosystem.  This program will take place in the Jungle Lab inside The RainForest.

February 12 – Locomotion

The way an animal moves plays a part in how they survive.  This program will meet in the Windows on the World room of the Reinberger Education Building.

March 12 – Animal Defenses

We'll discover how animals use adaptation to help them in the wild!

April 9 – Nutrition

Find out if the saying "you are what you eat" is also true for animals.

September 10 – Gorillas

Gorillas are very strong, interesting animals.  Find out more about them and how you can help gorillas in the wild.  Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared to walk.

October 8 – Do Bears have Spectacles?

We’ll learn about a special group of bears and how the Zoo is helping them in the wild. We'll also create a bear of your own! There is an additional cost of $9 per child per bear to participate on this date. 

November 12 – All About Birds of Prey

This is a very diverse group of animals with interesting methods of survival.

December 10 – Enrichment for Our Animals

Learn about the createive ways we enrich the lives of our Zoo animals.  This program will take place in the Jungle Lab inside The RainForest.


$10 per person (members), $13 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.