For more information about our homeschooling programs, please call 419.385.5721, ext. 2042.

2014-2015 Homeschool program schedule

Travel the World this year with the Toledo Zoo’s Homeschool program. This three-season program, starting in September and running through mid-May, will explore faraway places, learning about animals and animal habitats along the way.  It’s a fun way to explore conservation issues, experience live animals up close, express current information and engage students in group activities. Each month will explore a continent or unique region of the world.

Open House (Homeschool Day):
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Click here for info and to register online for the Homeschool Day only.  If you register for the entire year, you do not need to register for the Homeschool Day. Please download registration form below for the year long Homeschool classes.

Toledo Zoo Homeschool Day 2014 Schedule of Programs and Events

10:00 Check In Begins at The Lodge

Classes
10:30 – 10:55 Cool Coverings Program in The Lodge (Recommended for under 8 yrs)
10:30 – 10:55 Habitats Program in The Lodge (Recommended for 6-11 yrs)
11:00 – 11:25 Habitats Program in The Lodge (Recommended for 6-11 yrs)
11:00 – 11:25 Food Webs Program in The Lodge (Recommended for over 7 yrs)
11:30 – 11:55 Cool Coverings Program in The Lodge (Recommended for under 8 yrs)
12:00 – 12:25 Cool Coverings Program in The Lodge (Recommended for under 8 yrs)
12:00 – 12:25 Food Webs Program in The Lodge (Recommended for over 7 yrs)
1:00 – 1:25 Habitats Program in The Lodge (Recommended for 6-11 yrs)
1:30 – 1:55 Habitats Program in The Lodge (Recommended for 6-11 yrs)
1:30 – 1:55 Food Webs Program in The Lodge (Recommended for over 7 yrs)
2:00 – 2:25 Food Webs Program in The Lodge (Recommended for over 7 yrs)

Walking Tours
10:30 – 10:55 Reptile House Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
10:30 – 10:55 Primates Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
10:30 – 10:55 African Animals Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
11:30 – 11:55 Reptile House Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
11:30 – 11:55 Primates Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
11:30 – 11:55 African Animals Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
1:00 – 1:25 Reptile House Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
1:00 – 1:25 Primates Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
1:00 – 1:25 African Animals Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
2:00 – 2:25 Reptile House Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
2:00 – 2:25 Primates Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance
2:00 – 2:25 African Animals Walking Tour meets at The Lodge Entrance

Other Experiences
11:00 – 1:00 Live Animal Demonstrations in The Lodge
11:30-11:50 Science of Flight Bird Show in the Museum of Science
1:00-1:30 Ronald McDonald Reading Show in Nature’s Neighborhood
1:30-1:50 Bird Training Session in the Museum of Science


The following events will be running during the whole program:
Crafts and Biofact Discovery in The Lodge
Children’s Museum of Findlay Activity Table in The Lodge
Guinea Pig Table, Stream, and Goat Contact Yard in Nature’s Neighborhood
Scavenger Hunt and Activity Sheets starting at The Lodge

Year-End Project Fair: Friday, May 15, 2015

Classes run October through April: Choose a day of the week to attend for each month of the series

Wednesday: 10/15, 11/12, 12/17, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15
Thursday: 10/16, 11/13, 12/18, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16
Friday: 10/17, 11/14, 12/19, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17

4 age groups offered: 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-11 year olds, 12-15 year olds

Monthly themes

October, 2014
Africa

November, 2014
North America

December, 2014
South America

January, 2015
Antarctica and North Pole

February, 2015
Europe and Asia

March, 2015
Australia

April, 2015
The Oceans

May, 2015
Project Fair

Prices

Members: $12 per class or $75 for the whole year
Non-members: $15 per class or $110 for the whole year.
Program fees do not include admission to the Toledo Zoo, which must be paid separately at the Zoo’s main entrance.

printable registration form

The Toledo Zoo reserves the right to cancel class because of low enrollment. Refunds will be issued only in emergencies and only if notification is given before the class has been held.

Program guidelines

• A minimum of 8 students for each class is required. The Toledo Zoo reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. We will contact you one week prior to class if it is cancelled.
• Class size is limited to 15 students, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Classes begin promptly at scheduled times. Please respect this as it is extremely difficult to locate your child’s class on grounds or on a tour once the class has begun. Please make sure you leave enough time to travel to the Zoo and walk to your classroom. There will be no late admittance.
Registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Register today

2013-2014 Homeschool Newsletters

Volume 1 - October 2013
Volume 2 - November 2013
Volume 3 - December 2013
Volume 4 - January 2014
Volume 5 - February 2014
Volume 6 - March 2014

To register, please download our printable registration form and mail,  email or fax form with your information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Fax number 419-389-8670 or mail to Attn:  Toledo Zoo Homeschool, P.O. Box 140130, Toledo, OH 43614.


For questions, call Peggy Coutcher at 419.385.5721, ext 2042