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School Programs

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, click here. School Programs are 15 to 20 minutes depending upon the grade level and are $2 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. Groups booking Educational Programs in conjunction with their field trip are to submit a 25% deposit in the form of cash, credit card or check no less than 14 days prior to the date of your visit.

Monday
Alabanimals - Alabama has amazing animals! This program features live animals native to Alabama and can include birds, mammals, and reptiles.   The program focus is on biodiversity, backyard ecology, and protection of our local environment.

Tuesday
Rock Around the Clock! - What time of day is it for an animal?  This program features live animals that are awake during all hours of the day and seasons of the year.  The program focuses on the daily and yearly patterns of an animal.

Wednesday
What’s for Dinner? – All animals need to eat for survival!  This program features live animals with diverse eating habits.  The program focuses on the food chain and what happens when the system isn’t able to function properly.  It also will focus on animals’ adaptations to find food.

Thursday
Alabanimals - Alabama has amazing animals! This program features live animals native to Alabama and can include birds, mammals, and reptiles.   The program focus is on biodiversity, backyard ecology, and protection of our local environment.

Friday
Rock Around the Clock! - What time of day is it for an animal?  This program features live animals that are awake during all hours of the day and seasons of the year.  The program focuses on the daily and yearly patterns of an animal.

Zoo Visit Activities

For Grades K-2
Zoo Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-2)

For Grades 3-5
Animal Adaptation
Animal Observation
Zoo Riddles
Scavenger Hunt (Grades 3 – 5)

For Grades 6-8
Animal Observation
Scientific Name Game (Scavenger Hunt)

For Grades 9-12
Survival of the Fittest