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Home School at the Zoo

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We are excited to offer a learning and discovery experience designed specifically for home school students in 4K – 9th grade. Classes may include live animal demos, interactive discussions, hands–on exploration, and guided tours of the Zoo.  Online Registration is now open and closes on September 1. For more information about the program contact Kathy Fournier at or 205-397-3862

Nature Based Instruction ~ Global Perspectives ~ Conservation Focus

21st Century Skill Building ~ Guided by Alabama College and Career Ready Standards

Classes led by trained and passionate educators ~ Career Exploration



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*Please note that all students attending 4K-K classes MUST be four years of age by August 31, 2017 and must be toilet trained. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Maximum enrollment for PK & K classes is 12 students; maximum enrollment for 1st – 9th grade classes is 16 students. We reserve the right to cancel a class if we do not have at least 5 students register.

  Full Year (September-April)
8 classes
*4K-6th $120 $150
7th-9th $130 $160


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Questions: If you have questions about Home School at the Zoo, or you are having trouble registering, the Education Department is here to help! Please call 205-397-3877 or email for assistance.