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. 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Zoo will not be offering On-Site Zoo Classes or other on-site programs at this time.

Please check back to see when we are able to book your program!

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
  • Wonderful World of Animals: a basic introduction to different animal groups

FEE: $10/student* – 1 free adult for every 5 children. Up to 20 children per session.
* Includes admission to the zoo. Minimum charge of $160 (16 children)

  • Groups may bring an unlimited number of additional chaperones at a rate of $9 each
  • ONLY FREE CHAPERONES MAY ATTEND THE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE SPACE FOR STUDENTS. Additional chaperones are welcome to wait in the zoo and rejoin the group after the education program is completed.
  • Class size MAY NOT exceed 20 students/session.

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

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.
  • 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.

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!
  • 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.

FEE: $10/student – 1 free adult for every 10 children. Up to 30 children per session.
*Includes admission to the zoo. Minimum charge of $200 (20 children)

  • Groups may bring an unlimited number of additional chaperones at a rate of $9 each.
  • ONLY FREE CHAPERONES MAY ATTEND THE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE SPACE FOR STUDENTS. Additional chaperones are welcome to wait in the zoo and rejoin the group after the education program is completed.
  • Class size MAY NOT exceed 30 students/session.

NEW GUIDED TOUR OPTIONS!

NEW! Animal Adaptations Guided Tour (grades 3-6): This hour long guided tour will take a look at some animals in the zoo’s collection that have amazing and/or unusual adaptations for survival.

NEW! Endangered Species Guided Tour (grades 4-6): this hour long guided tour will focus on Capron Park Zoo’s endangered residents – where they are from, why are they endangered and what we can do about it.

NEW! Ecology Guided Tour (grades 6-8): this hour long guided tour will take a look at some animals and the special biomes/habitats in which they live.

FEE: $175/tour – a tour can accommodate up to 15 students and 2 free adults/tour*

* Schools are welcome to bring extra adults for $9/adult, but only free adults may participate in the tour

Want to schedule a program? Call 774-203-1844 or send an EMAIL
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