ON-SITE: Zoo Classes

Capron Park Zoo offers a variety of onsite programs for many different ages, Each onsite program includes a self-led tour of the zoo and class session with Zoo staff. 

Pre-K and Kindergarten (These programs are 30 minutes long)

  • The Unlovables: some animals are just unloved by people. In this program, children will learn why unlovables are important too!
  • Beyond Cute: Some animals are just, well, adorable…but did you know they play important roles in both the wild and in captivity? This program teaches children that there is more to some animals then just being cute.
  • Wonderful World of Animals: a basic introduction to different animal groups

FEE: $125/session, up to 20 children per session. This includes admission to the zoo for 20 children and all school personnel. Additional adult chaperones are $9/adult.

1st and 2nd Grade (These programs are 45 minutes long)

  • Desert Dwellers: A study of the desert that looks at how animals deal with environmental extremes.
  • Radical Reptiles: An up-close look at the world of our scaly friends
  • A Tree’s Story: This rainforest program focuses on the amazing interconnectedness and biodiversity of the rainforest by “listening” the story of a single tree

FEE: $150/session – includes admission to the zoo for up to 30 children per session and all school personnel. Additional adult chaperones are $9/adult.

3rd through 5th Grade (These programs are 45 minutes long)

  • NatureTech: So many inventions we use have their roots in the observation of nature. Explore the science of how the world around us has inspired a plethora of inventions we use and see everyday.
  • Classification Safari: A look at scientific classification that starts with basics and moves into the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how animals are grouped.
  • Quick, Frozen Critters:This active and engaging program will show kids how different hunting and hiding adaptations help animals survive.
  • Destination Conservation: A study of endangered species, threats to their survival and how kids can take steps to help.
  • Everybody Need A Home: everybody needs a home…even animals! This interactive program will take a look at biomes, habitats and niches (oh my!) and the transfer of energy through them.

FEE: $150/session – includes admission to the zoo for up to 30 children per session and all school personnel. Additional adult chaperones are $9/adult.

6th through 8th Grade(These programs are 45 minutes long)

  • Darwins’ Big Idea: Take a look at the man behind the revolutionary theory that set the world on fire!
  • Biodiversity Rocks: The variety of life on earth is fantastic and important to our survival. This program looks at what threatens biodiversity and what can be done to preserve it.
  • A Striving Planet: Many factors come into play when scientists talk about extinction. This program looks at how geologic changes impact a species’ need to adapt or die.
  • Shark DIssection*: Student will observe a shark dissection and learn a bit about how the anatomy of a fish and human compare
    *This class can only accomodate 15 students at a time.

FEE: $150/session – includes admission to the zoo for up to 30 children per session and all school personnel. Additional adult chaperones are $9/adult.

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