In the Education section:
School Programs are held at 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday during the school calendar year and pre-registration is required. To register, call 397-3877. School Programs are 15 to 20 minutes depending upon the grade level and are $1 per person. These programs include live animals. Unless noted, all programs are available for Kindergarten to High School. These programs are correlated to state and national science standards. Programs are available on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Due to the fact that we use live animals, cancellations are required.
Wildlife of the World: Meet interesting animals from Australia to Africa to Asia and everywhere in between including your own backyard, Alabama!
Creature Features: Every animal is a mixture of
adaptations that allow survival. Learn about many different animal adaptations from horns to hibernation.
What’s For Dinner?: Learn about what animals eat and adaptations that help them eat. Food chains and webs will be discussed for older students.
Nature’s Nightlife: Learn about animals that are just waking up as the sun is going down.
Reptile Style: Reptiles are an extremely diverse class of animals. Learn about snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians.
Available by request for older students
Extinction is Forever: Learn about the exotic pet and skin trade, habitat destruction, invasive species and cultural practices that threaten many of the world’s animal species.
Sorting out Species: Enhance what students have already learned about taxonomy and binomial nomenclature with special emphasis on amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Zoo Visit Activities
For Grades K-2
Zoo Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2)
For Grades 9-12
Survival of the Fittest