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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.

Thank you for your interest in our programs!  Our spring programs have sold out, and fall Home School programs will be posted in late summer.  We hope you’ll join us then!

Please contact education@houstonzoo.org with any questions.

Students as Field Researchers at the Texas City Prairie Preserve

April 18

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!

Field activities for this day may include marine seining, insect sweeping, birding, searching for 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 family member.

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Lions, Tigers, & Bears... Oh my!

May 16

Delve into the life of our Houston Zoo carnivores! Get a glimpse into their daily routine and learn about the positive reinforcement training techniques keepers use to build a trusting relationship with our animals. Practice these techniques yourself and learn how you help carnivores in the wild!

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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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