Staying Alive (grades K-1)

Students will use their senses and science tools to group animals according to their features and basic needs.

Student Challenge: Design a solution which ensures an animal has all its basic needs met.

Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science:

  • SKP1: B
  • SKL2: A
  • S1L1: B

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Monday-Friday; September-May

Select a start time from 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Programs lasts 2 hours.

$14.99 per participant (includes Zoo admission)


  • Minimum group size is 10.
  • One chaperone per 10 students required and is admitted free; additional chaperones pay student price.
  • Membership discounts do not apply to Zoo Challenge.
  • All programs come with grade-specific activities to use at the Zoo, both before and after your visit.
  • 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., during the school year. Lunches should be in a labeled cooler/container.
  • 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 or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed two weeks prior to your visit. 

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