About the Education Department
The Education Department offers programs designed to help individuals and families of all ages and abilities learn through experience, involvement and discovery.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional restrictions may be required for attending all in-person programs. See the sections on Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Programs, the Covid-19 Policy and the Covid-19 Terms and Conditions found on the COVID-19 Information page. Changes to this policy will be updated as needed.
Fall 2022 Programs
- Early Childhood (children ages 6 months to 5 year)
- Youth Camps (children in grades 1 - 5)
- Families (families with children ages 5 and up)
Private In-Person Programs:
- Families -Family Night Hikes, Turtle Tracking Safari, Safari Walking Tours, Family Overnights
- Adults -Adult Night Hikes, Safari Walking Tours, Adult Overnights
It is our goal that children of all abilities play and learn together in our programs. The individual program will determine the level of support needed for participation. The unique public nature of the Zoo, student-to-teacher ratios and program activities may require that families provide a qualified aide to help with additional supports needed. To help determine the best program for your child and answer other questions please visit our Inclusion FAQ page. Our goal is that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential in our conservation education programs. Our programs are developmentally appropriate for the set age range listed. We realize that sometimes developmental level does not correlate to chronological age. If this is the case, you can reach out to us to determine the best placement for your child. To discuss any other inclusion questions please contact Laura Seger at email@example.com.
If you have questions, please email or call us at (314) 646-4544, #6.