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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 and preregister. If you're not already, it's quick and easy to become one - click here!

Overall Emphasis

In Spring 2016, we'll explore topics in Earth and Space Sciences & Life Sciences, and observe how they affect our daily lives and the lives of our animals.



January 13th or 14th

Earth Science: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water!

January 27th or 28th

Earth Science: Quakes, Explosions, and Lava, Oh My!

February 10th or 11th 

Earth Science: Water, Water Everywhere, and Very Little to Drink!

February 24th or 25th 

Earth Science: A Storm is Brewing!

March 9th or 10th

Biology: Built to Survive

March 23rd or 24th

Biology: When I Grow Up

April 6th or 7th 

Biology: Energizing Everything

April 20th or 21st

Biology: Braaiins!


To join this program you must be a FOTZ member and preregister. 

Each class is $8 per student.

Register for the entire semester before January 27th, 2016 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.

Sign Up

Classes meet every other week, from January 13th to April 21st. To register, choose a regular session time below and you'll be prompted to add each week to your cart. Don't forget to sign up for all 8 before January 27th for a 20% discount! If you need to change which session you attend for any week, contact our Reservations team at 816-595-1765, or education@fotzkc.org.

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