Zoo School Field Trips

An Audubon Nature Institute volunteer shows a baby alligator to 2 small boys.

Offer your students an engaging learning experience at Audubon Zoo.

Zoo School Field Trips provide engaging opportunities to give your students an enhanced learning experience while visiting the Zoo. Audubon’s phenomenon-based programs are aligned with state science standards and are designed for the equity of all students.

All programs are also available for homeschool groups of 10 or more students.

NEW! Zoo and You (PreK4 & Kindergarten) - Students will move, laugh and talk about how they think and feel about animals. Designed as an introduction to the zoo, students will also learn how to behave while enjoying this new experience.  Includes a live animal encounter. (45-60 minutes per session)

NEW! Staying Alive! (1st & 2nd grades) - What makes a habitat?  Students will imagine they are a herd of deer and play a game to learn about the resources needed to create a habitat they can survive in!  Includes a live animal encounter. (45-60 minutes per session)

NEW! Swamp Similes (3rd & 4th grades) - Like alligators enjoying the mud, students will delight in working together to use this figure of speech to discover the importance of the wetlands around us. Includes a live animal encounter. (45-60 minutes per session)

NEW! Rainforest Rescue (5th & 6th grades) - In rainforests, food webs are very complex and important. Using an energetic game, students will learn how easy it is for these relationships to be damaged and what they can do to protect and rebuild the rainforest.  Includes a live animal encounter. (45-60 minutes per session)

Fur, Feathers, and Fins (ALL Ages) - Explore the characteristics of the five basic vertebrate groups - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish - in this interactive program. Students compare the similarities and differences of each group of animals understanding the basics of classification. Includes a live animal encounter. (45-60 minutes per session)

Group Size: 30 is the maximum number of students per session. Maximum 2 sessions offered per day.
Time: Sessions are available at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.
Cost: $4.00 per student over the regular school group admission fee.

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