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When Science Attacks

Join us for When Science Attacks, the Kansas City Zoo's hands-on homeschool class. Explore the world of science through animals and nature. Join us twice a month for hands-on science for Kindergarten through 8th grade, including fun experiments, demos, videos, and more.  You might tour the Zoo, get a visit from one of our animal ambassadors, or experience other unique resources the Kansas City Zoo has to offer.  We   will explore topics in chemistry, biology, physics  and so much more! 

 We'll explore scientific concepts with projects and inquiry, as each student records their findings in their own provided scientific journal.

Note: To join this program you must be a FOTZ member. If you're not already, it's quick and easy to become one - click here!

Overall Emphasis

This fall, we'll explore topics in Chemistry and Physics and observe how they affect our daily lives and the lives of our animals.



August 26th or 27th

Chemistry - Monomers and Polymers

September 9th or 10th

Chemistry - Mixtures

September 23rd or 24th 

Chemistry - Solutions

October 7th or 8th

Chemistry - Explosive defenses

October 21st or 22nd

Physics - Forces

November 4th or 5th

Physics - Gravity

November 18th or 19th

Physics - Air Resistance

December 2nd or 3rd

Physics - Flight


To join this program you must be a FOTZ member. 

Each class is $8 per student.

Register for the entire semester before September 8th and receive a 20% discount!


Classes are open to all students in grades K-8th.  Grades are grouped as K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their student in the classroom.

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Classes meet every other week, from August 26th to December 3rd. Click a session below to register.

Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon, K-2nd

Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon, 3rd-5th

Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon, 6th-8th

Thursdays: 1:00-2:30pm, K-2nd

Thursdays: 1:00-2:30pm, 3rd-5th

Thursdays: 1:00-2:30pm, 6th-8th