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Home School

Join us for enriching educational activities geared towards your home-schooled child. Programs typically last two hours and may be held at the Zoo or in a natural environment in the Houston area.

Upcoming Home School Programs

September 26 - Students as Field Researchers at the Texas City Prairie Preserve

Science activities for the whole family!  Spend a few hours with us at the Texas City Prairie Preserve and step into the shoes of a field researcher.  Find evidence of wildlife by searching for tracks, scat, insects, birds, and fish!

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Field activities for this day may include marine seining, insect sweeping, birding, tracks & scat, and water quality testing.  Please dress appropriately for a day in the field (clothes that can get dirty and wet, closed-toe water shoes, change of clothes, hat, etc…).  Please pack a picnic lunch as well as plenty of water for each member of your family.

October 10 & 11 - Monarch Migration

Monarchs are flying through our neighborhoods on their migration back to Mexico!  During this program, students will join with Zoo staff to collect data and research these little wonders to help save them in the wild.  We will learn more about them before actively catching and tagging monarch butterflies on Zoo grounds.

October 10: Sold Out

October 11: Sold Out

Please Note: Due to the scientific nature of activities included in this program, a minimum age limit of 6 years old is required.  The maximum capacity for the experience is limited to 20 participants (adults & students).

November 21 & 22 - Texas Wetlands

Alligators, whooping cranes, and eagles… oh my!  Discover the Zoo’s newest habitat, Texas Wetlands, and take a closer look at the animals that call this ecosystem home.  Learn how you can help protect this habitat and where you can go to see native wetlands nearby!

November 21: Sold Out

November 22: Sold Out

December 19 & 20 - Feathered Friends

Join our flock and discover what makes these birds oh so special.  Families will get the chance to meet a few birds that call the Houston Zoo home and even learn how we’re working to save an endangered bird right here in Houston!

December 19: Register Now

December 20: Register Now

Program Specifics

These programs are designed for students ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. While younger or older siblings are welcome in any class, please keep in mind that these programs are geared towards children of that specific age group and may not contain age appropriate activities for children outside that range. All individuals attending the program require a registration, including adults and siblings.

Zoo Members

Adult $20
Child $20

Non-Members

Adult $40 (includes admission)
Child $40 (includes admission)
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