Come play with us: Fun for your next Zoo visit
Fall is right around the corner! Fun at the Zoo doesn’t end with summer. Did you know we have daily educational activities and many of them come with your admission? We also make changes and add new opportunities seasonally, so that there’s something different for you to experience and learn on return visits.
Here’s a look at what our Education Team is offering out in the Zoo this fall. Check the website for times and locations for each activity.
*New for fall 2019!* African Savanna Education Outpost Activities – Be the elephant and make your way across the Savanna in a game of Trunks & Ladders. Be the animal care specialist and test your STEM knowledge with a habitat design challenge. Or be the conservationist and practice your animal population estimating skills. These and other educational activities will be waiting for you at the brand-new Education Outpost!
Bird Garden Activities – Learn about the important relationships between birds and the native plants they depend on for food and shelter with hands-on activities next to our Native Bird Garden.
Quarters for Conservation – 25 cents of your Zoo admission go to our Quarters for Conservation initiative! Cast your vote for a conservation project to support anytime at the Quarters for Conservation kiosk in Flamingo Plaza. We also invite you to join us for a Q&A opportunity to learn more about the projects and animals you’re supporting through this program.
Wild Women – Join us to learn about women in science and their important contributions, while discovering that anyone can be a scientist … including YOU.
Conservation Stations – Find these mobile stations throughout the Zoo to learn about a variety of conservation issues. Participate in hands-on activities and find out how your actions impact wildlife around the world.
Forage Like a Kori! – Meet a bird care specialist and a Zoo educator at the kori bustard habitat to watch the kori bustards forage for a snack of insects, and practice your own foraging skills in a themed sensory bin.
Geocaching – Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. We have two caches hidden on Zoo grounds. Check the website for the coordinates and let the hunt begin!
Giraffe Feeding at Twiga Terrace – Coming soon! Stay tuned to the website for details.
In addition to these activities, our Animal Care Teams will be available to answer all of your questions about animal care and zoological careers during regularly scheduled Keeper Talks.
If you want to see some animals in action, check out some of our wildlife presentations.
Want to add a really wild experience to your Zoo visit? For an additional cost, our Wild Encounters program takes you behind the scenes for an opportunity to get closer to giant pandas, Aldabra tortoises, lemurs and African lions.
Manager of Public Programs