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Home School at the Zoo

2019-2020 Homeschool at the Zoo

*Register for the 2019 – 2020 school year has ended.


We are excited to offer a learning and discovery experience designed specifically for homeschool students in 1st-9th  Grade.

These enjoyable and educational classes may include live animal demonstrations, interactive discussions, hands-on nature exploration, and guided tours of the Zoo. Our program is designed to supplement your home curriculum by creating connections with science and the natural world in an engaging and interactive environment.

The mission of the Birmingham Zoo is to Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World. We believe in providing all students with a unique learning experience to enhance their love of nature, animals, conservation and stewardship. Each class expands upon another and information will be incorporated as we introduce new topics. While our classes focus primarily on concepts from life science, ecology and environmental science, we will also incorporate math, engineering, language arts, social studies, art and Nature Play as appropriate. In each class, we promote 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, imagination and problem solving.

Registration is for a full year of monthly classes from September to April. All classes are based on grade appropriate information and guided by the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills as set forth by the Alabama State Department of Education.



1st– 2nd Grade class FULL

5th-6th Grade class FULL

7th-9th Grade Class: A – Wednesday Session FULL

NEW 7th-9th Grade Class: B – Session is Tuesday, September 10 
Due to increased interest in the 7th-9th Homeschool Class, a new session has been added.
This class will occur on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm on these dates:
September 10
October 8
November 5
December 3
January 14
February 11
March 3
April 7

Please Note: We are unable to offer drop-in days, or prorated rates for select classes. All purchases are final.

Member  $130
Non-Member $160


*Register for the 2019 – 2020 school year has ended.



Click here to view the 2019-2020 Homeschool Class Schedule

Click here for 2019-2020 Homeschool at the Zoo General Information

Click here for 2019-2020 Homeschool at the Zoo FAQs


For more information about the program, contact the Education Department at (205)-397-3877 or