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
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
The Zoo at Your Location
These audience participation shows are sure to wow your students as they explore the world of animals. Programs are aligned to state standards and feature theatrical elements in addition to live animals from the Zoo. Programs are designed for groups of 100-300 students. These experiences are one hour.
o Rainforest Encounter
$400 for first presentation, $200 for second presentation
o Zooper Challenge
$250 for first presentation, $125 for second presentation
o Animal Extravaganza
$125 for first presentation, $50 for second presentation
Create Your Own Topic
Yes, we can create custom topics for your group—call us to discuss your needs. Note: