Fostering and facilitating diverse educational experiences that serve the Toledo Zoo’s mission.

The Toledo Zoo Education Department programs feature fun, hands-on learning for visitors of all ages and interests.
Educators appreciate our teacher workshops and student-centered programs that meet academic standards.
Kids enjoy our fun hands-on learning programs (and so do adults!).

We also visit organizations in our community, including hospitals and senior centers.
We are proud to represent The Toledo Zoo as we help others learn more about fascinating animals, nature, and conservation

New! Great Lakes Symposium

Come join us at the Toledo Zoo for the Great Lakes Symposium on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9:00am-12:30pm.  The symposium will feature several area biologists and researchers presenting on water quality, invasive species and other topics related to the Great Lakes. 

The symposium is free and open to the public.  Advanced registration is required.

Click here for free registration and information on the Great Lakes Symposium

Education Programs

For Kids and Families:

6 months to 4 years old

Toledo Zoo Preschool ages 3-4

Winter Camps, Ages 5 to 10

Summer Camps, ages 4 to 15

Homeschool programs

For Schools

At the zoo:

Field trips

On-grounds Programs

Scavenger Hunts

At your school:

Outreach for single classrooms / small groups

Assembly programs for 100 - 300 students

Distance Learning with the Zoo

For teachers:

Teacher Workshops

Learning Resources

More fun Education opportunities:

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Includes badge programs!

Zoo Snoozin’ overnight stays for scouts, clubs, private groups, etc.
These fun, overnight programs are great for families, school clubs, church groups and more.

Outreach Programs - the Zoo comes to YOU!
Along with schools, we also visit organizations in our community, including libraries, hospitals, senior centers and more!

Learning fun at Nature’s Neighborhood
Each day we have learning fun and exploration at Nature’s Neighborhood and it’s all free with your Zoo admission.  Meet various animals up close, try cool activities, and explore indoor and outdoor areas while learning more about animals!