Amazing Animal Adaptations

Homeschool Program 2020-2021

From the cheetah’s speed to the elephant’s size, animals have adaptations that help them survive. Explore those Amazing Animal Adaptations in our 2020-2021 Homeschool Series. This three-season program starts in October and runs through mid-May. Each month will focus on a different amazing adaptation. Toledo Zoo’s Homeschool Program is a fun way to learn life science through group activities, live animals and Zoo visits! Program participants will be divided by age group.

This year-long program includes monthly classes from October-April and the May Project Fair. Single class packages not available.

Program Fee: $90/child for members, $120 /child for non-members

Program Guidelines:

  • Class size limited to 15 students and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A minimum of 8 students for each class is required. The Zoo will contact students one week prior to class if it is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Refunds may be issued only in emergencies and if notification is given before the class has been held.
  • Classes begin promptly at scheduled times. Please plan accordingly, as there will be no late admittance.
  • Registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Program fees do not include admission to the Toledo Zoo.

For questions, call the Education Department at 419-385-5721 ext. 2042

Important Info

Session Times:

Choose one of the session sets below:

Tuesday Session:

Dates: 10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13
Times: 10:45 a.m. - noon

Wednesday Session:

Dates: 10/7, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14
Times: 10:45 a.m. - noon or 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Friday Session:

Dates: 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16
Times: 10:45 a.m. - noon or 1:30-2:45 p.m.


Monthly Themes:

Oct: Awesome Animal Senses
Nov: Eating Food
Dec: Protecting Yourself
Jan: Animal Teams
Feb: Staying Warm (or Cool)
March: Camouflage and Color
April: Moving Around


Year-End Project Fair:

Wed. May 12 of Fri. May 14, 2021

Virtual Programs for Homeschool

Are you looking to explore the Zoo and learn about animals from your home?  Check out our Virtual Creature Features offered every week this fall.