Zoo Educational Programs Overview
The Toledo Zoo Education department prides itself on the quality of our programs. We strive to create learning experiences that meet academic standards at both the state and national levels. We develop learning materials and activities that are inquiry-based, fun, and challenging for students of all ages. We can host your classes at the Zoo and we can also come to your campus with our Outreach programs or Assembly Programs. We offer live, interactive distance learning courses for schools with the necessary equipment, so whether you’re across town or across the country, we can meet you in person! Teachers also enjoy our Teacher Workshops which can help challenge them professionally while helping them with activity ideas and increase their awareness of wildlife.
Programs on Zoo Grounds
Take a look at the great assortment of lessons and activites we offer, including our new tours and animal meet and greet opportunities. Learn more
Field trips to The Toledo Zoo are great experiences for students and teachers! Learn more
Lunch options also available.
Nature’s Neighborhood is the Zoo’s year-round children’s zoo where kids learn through play. Each day Nature’s Neighborhood has great opportunities for fun, learning, and exploration! (FREE with regular Zoo admission). Learn more
Gathering information throughout the Zoo is a fun and thorough learning experience! Learn more
The Zoo at Your Location
These programs are perfect for single classrooms or small groups. Learn more
These productions are great for large audiences with multiple grades. Learn more
If your school is equipped for this technology, we have several fun, interactive lessons to choose from! Learn more
Other Services Offered
Our workshops are a great way for educators to find new activity ideas, teaching techniques, and increased awareness of wildlife. Learn more
This is an opportunity to try an overnight program at The Zoo that will offer a distinctive experience for your students, school clubs, etc. Learn more
Take a look at our free lessons and activities that you can download and try as part of your classroom or home schooling experience. Learn more