ZooSchool (On-Site) Programs
Our programs incorporate hands-on, inquiry based learning opportunities which inspire inquisitive minds. Experience a living classroom where students can explore wild opportunities in learning.
COVID-19 UPDATE: All programs can be done virtually. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Ampitheatre Programs (Outdoors)
- Safari Show
This 30 minute show will introduce your students to a variety of animals in an up-close experience in our outdoor amphitheater.
Classroom Programs (Indoors and Outdoors)
Pre-K and Kindergarten (30 minutes)
- Fur, Feathers, Scales, and Slime
This program will explore the basic characteristics of the vertebrate classes, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
- Jungle Adventures
Students will meet and learn about exotic creatures from the tropical rainforest. Program will feature live animals including reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods.
Grades 1-6 (50 minutes)
- Animals Have Class
Fur, feathers, skin, and scales! This class explores how scientists group animals and investigates how body coverings enable animals to survive in their habitats.
- Rainforest Adventures
We’ll discover the unique variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates that live in rainforests throughout the world.
- Food Chains
Learn about the similarities and differences of food chains and food webs through animal encounters and activities! Find out the relationship between predator and prey!
- Feathery Friends
Meet some the Amarillo Zoo's feathery friends! This program emphasizes on the adaptions of birds and teaches the skills on how to become birders.
- Insects and Spiders
We’ll take a close-up and hands-on look at spiders and insects from the Texas Panhandle and around the world!
- Tales of Scales
Scaly and slimy creatures will greet your students as we learn about reptiles and amphibians found throughout the world. Students will see live examples of snakes, turtles and tortoises, toads, salamanders, and lizards.