New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
Field trips getting too expensive?! Bring the adventure to your classroom with our new distance learning program. Enjoy real time interactions with Zoo educators in these standards-based presentations that engage students with animal artifacts, on-screen trivia, and live animals.
Per Program - $125
To see the topics and dates, or to register, click on the register button below. Select ‘Houston Zoo’ in the provider drop down menu.
Bring our fun, interactive learning experiences to you with biofacts such as animal skins, skulls, and mounts as well as an opportunity to touch live animals. Our trip fees are estimated by mileage, and we travel no more than 60 miles away from the Houston Zoo. We do not provide animals for a “petting zoo” experience, birthday parties, or private residences.
First Program – $135
Each Additional Program – $100
Max: 35 participants (including teachers, chaperones, aids and parents); maximum of 4 classes
Length of program: 45 minutes
First Two Hours – $185
Each Additional Hour – $100
Length of program: Maximum of 4 hours
Up to Two Hours – $185
Max: 35 participants (including teachers, chaperones, aids and parents); maximum of 6 short programs
Length of program: 20 minutes
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)
Travel Around the Globe: Visit continents around the world without ever leaving Texas! This topic highlights various animals throughout the globe.
Zoo Careers: Working at the Zoo doesn’t mean ONLY working with animals. Interested in graphic design or architecture and construction? This topic reveals the Zoo as home to an array of careers.
Night Creatures: This topic focuses on animals with super senses! Nocturnal animals have a score of interesting adaptations – let us bring them to light!
Endangered Species: These animals are vanishing before our eyes. For this topic, we focus on endangered animals and reasons for their demise.
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All programs are aligned with State and National Standards. Registration form and payment must be received at least 3 weeks (21 days) prior to the program date.
Mileage fees are assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.
For more information, please contact the Education Department.