Virtual Wild Walk

NEW this year, take a trip to the Zoo without getting on a bus! Harnessing technology as the vehicle, connect your students to animals, careers, conservation, and all things Zoo Atlanta through a Virtual Field Trip. Aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), this program engages students in STEM concepts as they learn about Zoo Atlanta’s animal ambassadors and conservation initiatives. The program is facilitated by a Zoo Atlanta Educator through an online platform and includes standards-based curriculum to supplement the program. The program is designed for classes of up to 30 students and may be adaptable to other grade levels with advance notice at time of booking.

This program will be hosted on Zoom – an easy, cloud platform for video and audio interaction.

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LENGTH: 45 minutes

  • This live virtual tour of Zoo Atlanta focuses on visits to multiple on-grounds animal ambassadors with live interaction with a Zoo Educator.
  • Lessons aligned with GSE that include teacher curriculum for pre-and-post-activities.
  • Choose from custom themes for PreK – 12th

Available daily year-round

Select a start time from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Our five senses help us investigate and make sense of the world around us. We will introduce you to some animals that also rely upon their five senses as we explore sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound!


NGSS: K-LS1-1 

All living creatures need food, water, shelter, and air to survive. But they don’t all meet their needs in the same way. Explore how different animals meet their basic needs in order to survive and thrive in their environments.

GSE: SKP1, S1L1 

NGSS: LS1.A, K-LS1-1 

What does growing up look like for different animals? Join us to explore the life cycles of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians at Zoo Atlanta!

GSE: S2L1 

NGSS: 2-LS4-1 

From the Appalachian Plateau to the Coastal Plain, Georgia has a lot to discover and a diversity of animals that call it home. Investigate how animals are adapted to different regions and explore the flow of energy and roles of organisms.

GSE: S3L1, S4L1 

NGSS: 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-3 

What makes a mammal different from a reptile? Or a bird different from an amphibian? Explore the Zoo to observe animals and then discuss their similarities and differences to determine how they are classified.

GSE: S5L1 

NGSS: 4-PS3-2 

Water, water everywhere, but is it always readily available? Dive in and explore how the water cycle and water on Earth play a vital role in animal migration and the life cycles of animals.

GSE: S6E3 

NGSS: MS-ESS2-6, MS-LS2-1 

From the mountains to the coastal plains, Georgia has a diverse array of wildlife. Journey through Georgia to view native species and understand their interdependence with one another.

GSE: S7L4, SS8G1 


Ecosystems are made of complex biotic and abiotic interactions. Discover and discuss species biodiversity as it relates to interdependent relationships for species’ survival.


NGSS: HS-LS2-8, HS-LS2-6 


  • Every group is required to complete a Virtual Program Waiver and adhere to our Virtual Programming Code of Conduct.
  • 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.
  • Membership discounts do not apply to Wild Walks.


  • Payment is due at least 4 WEEKS prior to the date of your visit. Unpaid reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received.
  • Collection of funds and payment of all attendees is the responsibility of the group. Payment must be made to the Education Reservations Team.


  • 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.

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