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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zippity Zoo:  Texas  or  Zippity Zoo: Savanna
Grades:  PreK – Kinder
Length:  30 minutes

Get your students excited about animals!  Interactive programs are themed and include an engaging story, activity and live education animal. This Preschool through Kindergarten program introduces students to reading and animal natural history.  Programs are aligned to Texas Preschool Guidelines and Kindergarten TEKS. Choose from the program themes: Zippity Zoo Savanna or Zippity Zoo Texas.

Cost:  $170/program (1- 20 students). $8.50/ 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 Classification
Grades: K – 1st
Length:  45 minutes

Students will engage in an inquiry based program to differentiate between living and non living as well as classify animals into different groups (mammals, reptiles, etc).  A few live animals will visit the class to help students understand how their physical characteristics classify animals.

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:  K-5th
Length:  45 minutes

How do animals survive in the environment?  They adapt!  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.


Food Chains & Webs
Grades:  K-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:  4th – 12th
Length:  45 minutes

Find your career at a zoo!  Zoos offer several career choices such as zookeeper, 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 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.