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

2013-2014 Homeschool program schedule

Your child can enter the Kingdom of the Animals at the Toledo Zoo! This three-season program, starting in September and running through mid-May, explores faraway places—learning about animals, animal habitats and classification 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 features a class of animals such as reptiles, birds and mammals.

Age levels:
5- to 6-year-olds       10:45 – 12noon (Call for program openings)
7- to 9-year-olds       10:45 – 12noon (Call for program openings)
10- to 13-year-olds   10:45 – 12noon (Call for program openings)

Year-end project fair: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Classes run October through April

Monthly themes

February, 2014
Birds - February 12, 13, 14

March, 2014
Mammals - March 12, 13, 14

April, 2014
Endangered Species - April 16, 17, 18

May, 2014
Project Fair (all age groups)


Members: $10 per class or $70 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 10 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

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 it:
The Toledo Zoo
Attn: Homeschooling
P.O. Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614-0801

Fax it:
419.389.8670 attn: Peggy Coutcher

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For questions, call Peggy Coutcher at 419.385.5721, ext 2042