ON-SITE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
GUIDED TOUR OPTIONS
Guided Tour Programs are engaging and active way to teach kids about a variety of animal and nature topics while enjoying the zoo. Tours are designed for 15-18 children and 3-4 adults and last between 30-45 minutes.
FEE: $10/student (includes admission to the zoo). Classroom teachers are FREE of charge. Parent chaperones are $9/adult
Wonderful World of Animals Guided Tour (grades K-2): This 30-minute guided tour will focus on helping children understanded what makes each animal group unique.
Animal Adaptations Guided Tour (grades 3-6): This 45-minute guided tour will take a look at some animals in the zoo’s collection that have amazing and/or unusual adaptations for survival.
Endangered Species Guided Tour (grades 4-6): this 45-minute 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.
Ecology Guided Tour (grades 6-8): this 45-minute guided tour will take a look at some animals and the special biomes/habitats in which they live.
Capron Park Zoo offers a variety of onsite programs for many different ages
The Education Department offers on-site programs for facitlites that want to include an educational component to their visit. These programs are designed for ages 3 to adult. A visit from an animal ambassador is part of each program.
All programs are about 25 minutes long and can accomodate up to 15 children and 2 adults
PLEASE NOTE: one adult per progam MUST be a classroom teacher. Sorry – we do not allow younger siblings to attend programs.
Choose from the list of topics below – most can be modified for any grade level.
- Wonderful World of Animals – a look at animal families and their unique characteristics
- Built for Survival – adaptations animals have for surviving in their habitat
- Destination Conservation – a study of endangered species and how humans can help
- Everybody Needs a Home – a look biomes, habitats and niches
- A Striving Planet – a look at how geology drives evolution and extinction*
*middle school only
FEE: $10/student – classroom teachers are free. Fee includes admission to the zoo. Additional adult chaperones are $9/adult