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Education

Scout Patch Programs

Come to the zoo and learn about your favorite group of animals in one of these fun patch programs. These exciting programs are offered by appointment for any group of 15 or more people 6 years and older.  Each child will receive a Zoo patch for the program they attend.

 


Zoo Patch Programs for ages 6-12

1 ½ – 2 hours long

Cost is $20 per youth participant and $13 per adult. Everyone that attends the program must pay the program price, including younger and older siblings.  Admission is included.

 

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Learn about the different groups of reptiles and what makes them unique from other animals and each other. See a variety of reptiles in the zoo while you learn about their biodiversity, habitats and food preferences. Participants will also learn about some of the native venomous and non-venomous snakes.

 

beautiful-birdsBeautiful Birds
Explore the wide variety of birds in this fun program.  Discover the uses of different types of beaks and the features of feet as you learn about the birds of the Zoo.  Please note: This program is only offered March-November.

 

 

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Marvelous Mammals
Learn about the features and classification of mammals in this program. Meet and learn about mammals in the zoo and in our classroom as you learn about animal adaptations and the difference between wild and domestic animals.

 

 

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Explore the role of zoos and zookeepers in this fun program. See a variety of animals in the zoo while learning about the care they require, from feeding to training. Discover the Birmingham Zoo’s role in conservation and how you can help animals too.

 

If interested in a modified Advanced ZooKeeper in Training Patch for ages 9 and up please contact Carrie Brooks at 205.397.3864 or cbrooks@birminghamzoo.com  Additional fees will apply.

 


Zoo Patch Programs for ages 12-18

2 ½ -3 hours long

Cost is $30 per youth participant and $20 per adult. Everyone that attends the program must pay the program price, including younger and older siblings.  Admission is included.

Advanced Zookeeper in Training

Find out about the role of zoos and what zookeepers do each day when you visit with a keeper and take a look at the work required to take care of our zoo animals. Participants will also make an enrichment item for an animal and see the animal receive its treat (Interaction not guaranteed.  Keeper, item and animals dependent upon area schedules).

For more information or to sign up, please contact the Education Department at 205.397.3864 or email cbrooks@birminghamzoo.com