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When Science Attacks

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When Science Attacks

Join us for our When Science Attacks homeschool classes in the Zoo Learning Center at the main entrance of the zoo. Each class will include a small tour, activities, possibly an animal encounter, and a take home activity, not to mention the opportunity to engage with our professional Zoo Educators on a variety of topics.

Overall Emphasis

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: Characteristics of Animals

3rd - 5th Grade - Classification

6th - 8th Grade - Adaptations


Children grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The classes are split into grade ranges for both AM and PM sessions. Your child will attend the range they fall into so they can interact with children their own age. To optimize focus the class is designed for children only, this is not a chaperoned class. Please sign your child up according to their age range.


2nd Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month from September to April.

AM session - 9:00am-11:00am

PM session - 1:00pm-3:00pm (2nd Thursday only)


FOTZ members - $9.00 per child

Non-FOTZ members - $10.00 per child

The cost includes admission and one free adult admission per family. Parents/guardians are welcome to wait in the Zoo Learning Center or explore the Zoo while your child/children are in their session. Parents/guardians will not be allowed in the classroom.

Note: Each class requires a minimum of 10 participants registered a week before the class. If this number is not met, you will be notified of the cancelled class.