Your Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce Learning Pods at the Zoo! This unique program for 2nd through 6th graders offers a safe, supportive, and fun environment for students who are participating in virtual learning. The Zoo will provide an internet connection and a safe, socially distanced workspace for each student. Zoo Education staff will support students during their real-time learning sessions and while they complete assessments. Staff will be on hand to help students troubleshoot, provide supervision, and give educational fun brain breaks. Outside of designated virtual learning times, students will benefit from outdoor activities, guided Zoo tours, and animal interactions. Students will also experience various engaging and unique activities that support their physical fitness, social emotional learning, and Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World.
Please Note: While we are there to support students in their virtual learning, staff cannot provide continuous, one on one instruction for children. Program participants should have age appropriate maturity to support independent learning. Students will be required to bring their devices and supplies with them as designated by their school district. Please reach out to us if you are experiencing difficulty accessing a device for your student.
Weekly from September 15 – October 30
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
*Early and extended care beginning at 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day
(provided at no additional charge)
2nd – 6th grades
$275 a week
The Birmingham Zoo’s Education Department takes the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and animals very seriously. While we cannot ensure 100% protection from exposure to the COVID-19 virus, Learning Pods at the Zoo will follow guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) to assist in providing the safest environment possible for our students. Some of these precautions include:
If you have any questions regarding Learning Pods at the Zoo, please email us at email@example.com.