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Classroom Program

We offer a variety of TEKS-aligned classroom programs to enhance your curriculum and inspire animal lovers of all ages!  All of our classroom programs are led by Dallas Zoo instructors and held in one of our many Zoo classrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nature Explorers
Grades:  PreK – Kinder
Length:  45 minutes

Get an up-close view of the world around you! Join us for an interactive adventure in the Zoo to learn through nature observations. Students will participate in a guided interactive experience, a hands-on activity using scientific tools, and experience a live education animal to truly bring nature to life. Programs are aligned to Texas Preschool Guidelines and Kindergarten TEKS.

Cost:  $180/program (1- 20 students). $9.00/ additional student (max 30 students per program). Price includes Zoo admission. You receive 1 free adult per 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each.  *We require payment for a minimum of 20 participants.


Happening Habitats
Grades: 1st - 2nd
Length:  45 minutes

Have you ever wondered how animals rely on their habitats to meet their basic needs? Learn what it takes to meet the needs of the magnificent animals that call the Dallas Zoo home. Students will make animal-related discoveries through observations in a guided interactive experience, design their own animal habitats, and experience a live education animal. *We require payment for a minimum of 20 participants.

Cost:  $180/program (1- 20 students). $9.00/ additional student (max 30 students per program). Price includes Zoo admission. You receive 1 free adult per 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each.


Animal Adaptations
Grades:  3rd-5th
Length:  45 minutes

How do animals survive in the environment? They have amazing adaptations! Explore how body coverings, body parts, and behaviors help an animal survive. Compare and contrast physical characteristics of different animals with help from a few live animals in the classroom.

Cost:  $180/program (1- 20 students). $9.00/ additional student (max 30 students per program). Price includes Zoo admission. You receive 1 free adult per 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each.


Animal Food Chains & Webs
Grades:  3rd-5th
Length: 45 minutes

Bring predators and prey to life! Discover how energy is transferred in food chains and food webs. Through hands-on activities and live animals, students learn how animals are connected and depend upon each other and their environments to survive.

Cost:  $180/program (1- 20 students). $9.00/ additional student (max 30 students per program). Price includes Zoo admission. You receive 1 free adult per 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each.


Wild Jobs at the Zoo
Grades:  3rd – 12th
Length:  45 minutes

Find your career at a zoo! Zoos offer many career choices such as zoo keeper, animal curator, accountant, exotic animal veterinarian, and so much more! This interactive program opens students’ eyes to the diversity of careers associated with a zoo and how to prepare for them. The Wild Jobs at the Zoo program includes at least one live education animal.

Cost:  $180/program (1- 20 students). $9.00/ additional student (max 30 students per program). Price includes Zoo admission. You receive 1 free adult per 10 students. Additional adults are $5 each.

 


The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to change pricing and policies without notice.

The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.