New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
Per Person – $4
Enhance your Zoo visit with an Adventure Class! With each class, excluding Pre-K, you will receive an activity to perform with your class to gear them up for an exhilarating visit. After you’ve taken the class you will receive a post-activity and assessment to use when you get back to your classroom. These standard-based, interactive lessons also include animal artifacts and live animals.
Stories: My Sister Hugged an Ape (Pre-K)
Stories: Sense Safari (Pre-K)
Habitats (Grades K-3, 5)
Many Kinds of Animals (Grades K-3)
Survival Gear (Grades 2-5)
Texas Animals (Grades K-5)
Feeding Frenzy (Grades 1-5)
King Philip’s Class (Grades 6-7, 9-12)
Master Survivalists (Grades 7-12)
Chomping through the Chain (Grades 6-12)
Per Person – $2
This exciting, interactive program in our Brown Education Center auditorium introduces you to several live animals. In this 30 minute presentation you and your students help classify animals by what they eat for dinner. Are you up to the challenge?!
This program is aligned with the following Science TEKS: 1st– 5th grade: 10.A, 1st and 2nd grade: 9.C, 3rd – 5th grade: 9.B
Please note prices for Adventure Classes and Assembly Programs DO NOT include admission to the Zoo for each student. All programs are aligned with the State and National Standards. Registration forms must be submitted at least three weeks prior to your visit date.
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Join the Houston Zoo and The Nature Conservancy for a day of interactive activities where students complete actual field research activities and learn more about the native species in the Houston-Galveston area. Up to 60 students in grades K-12 use hands-on techniques and tools to explore prairie and coastal ecology. Time of year, weather conditions, and student ages and number will determine which activities will be completed. Each group participates in three of the following activities that reinforce a number of TEKS objectives:
PLEASE NOTE: This is an active field research day—students will get dirty and wet. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can be worn in the water, or bring a change of clothes. A ratio of 1 chaperone for every 20 students is required.
The dates offered during the spring semester are:
All applications have been chosen for this semester.
This program is FREE of charge. Due to the high demand for this program, all dates will be awarded on a lottery system. All applications that are not selected will be kept on file and contacted in the case of cancellations. For directions to the preserve, please see our policies.
Homeschoolers: Please check the home school page for more information on applying.
Introduction to Field Research is generously sponsored by Shell.