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School Programs

Under Construction!

One of the Houston Zoo’s goals is to inspire our school group audiences to partner with us to save wildlife. In order to achieve this, we are evaluating our current school programs and developing new experiences that will truly create wildlife heroes throughout schools and surrounding communities.

In order to take the time to develop meaningful experiences for Houston area students, we are not booking any Adventure Classes or Assembly Programs at the Houston Zoo.

We would love to have you provide feedback about what you’d like to see on your next Zoo visit.  If you have any questions, or if you are an Educator and would like to see the new ways you and your students can engage with us and become wildlife heroes , please contact

Students as Field Researchers

Join the Houston Zoo and The Nature Conservancy at the Texas City Prairie Preserve for a day of hands-on activities where students will participate in field research techniques and explore 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:

  • Seining for marine life
  • Insect sweeping
  • Identifying coastal birds
  • Water quality testing
  • Identifying native plants
  • Identifying tracks and scat

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.

Registration Information:

Please fill out the “2017 Spring Application” and return it by 5:00 pm on January 17, 2017 to be entered into the lottery.

2017 Spring Application

 Policies & Procedures

Home Schoolers: Please check the Home School page for more information on applying.