Creature Classification (grade 5th)

Explore animal adaptations and taxonomy through animal observations and engaging activities. Students will use knowledge gained to develop their own dichotomous key.

Student Challenge: Using knowledge gained, students will work together to identify and classify a mystery animal.

Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science:

  • S5L1: A

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Monday-Friday; September-May

Select a start time from 10 a.m. or noon.
Programs lasts 90 minutes.

$14.99 per participant (includes Zoo admission)

5th grade


  • RESERVATIONS: 

    • Educational Group Reservations must be made at least 5 weeks prior to program date.
    • Non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of reservation.
    • Minimum group size for all Zoo Tours is 10.
    • One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free; additional chaperones pay student price.
    • Membership discounts do not apply to Zoo Challenge.
    • Final head count is due 4 weeks before your scheduled visit.

    PAYMENT:

    • Payment is due at least 4 weeks prior to the date of your visit. Unpaid reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received.
    • Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of your reservation.
    • Collection of funds and payment of all attendees is the responsibility of the group. Payment must be made to the Education Reservations personnel.

    CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULES:

    • All cancellations forfeit the $50 deposit.
    • Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the program date must pay 50% of the total cost of the program.
    • Reschedules must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled program date to avoid fees.
    • Reschedules made less than 2 weeks before original date will result in the loss of original deposit. Another deposit is required.
    • Educational Groups will not receive refunds for rain. For instances of severe inclement weather, please contact Education Reservations at 404.624.5822.

    LUNCH:

    • School Group Lunch Storage is available in the Zoo at The Lunch Den, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round. Lunches should be in a labeled cooler/container.
    • You can also pre-order your lunch! For just $6.99 per person + tax, your group can order your choice of pizza or sandwich, whole fruit, cookie and a drink! Please complete the order form and submit via email to specialevents@zooatlanta.org or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed 2 weeks prior to your visit. 

    BUS PARKING

    • Bus drivers are permitted to drop off their groups in the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. See our map for further details.
    • Zoo Atlanta offers temporary parking at a designated parking lot located at 738 Hank Aaron Drive, S.E., Atlanta GA 30315.
      • Directions to bus parking: Head north. Turn left toward Georgia Avenue. Turn left onto Capitol Avenue / Hank Aaron Drive SE.

    Head over to our Classroom Resources to download our Field Trip Guide Packets.

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