Let Zootah Give Your Students a Lesson They’ll Never Forget

Zootah has many opportunities for learning at any age. Zootah is much more than a fun destination. Our animals and the passionate people that care for them are always ready to teach our visitors. We love introducing everyone to the enchanting world of animals here at our zoo and at your location.

Outreach Programs

Can’t come to the zoo? Zootah is happy to bring our animals to you! Whether you’re planning a special day for your classroom, other education program or private event, our kid-friendly animals and passionate zoo staff will bring the zoo to you! Outreach presentations are tailored towards grade levels using Utah SEED standards. All outreach presentations include four animals, last 30 minutes, and cost $85. Upon request, we can bring 2 animals for $60. Each additional 20 minutes costs $15. Story time includes one animal, a story, and craft and costs $85. If teachers would like to provide their own craft, the cost is $60.

All Grade Levels
Story Time

Bring Zootah’s monthly storytime to your classroom! Includes a story, animal, and craft. Stories are tailored towards each grade level; specific themes can be requested. Teachers may need to allow more time for students to finish the craft after the 30 min period.

Harry Potter Magical Creatures

Create a magical experience for your students with our Harry Potter Magical Creatures Presentation! This presentation includes cockroaches, a tarantula, a snake, a parrot, and artifacts. Learn how these creatures’ special powers enhance wizarding magic!

Customize Your Own Topic

We are happy to accommodate your requests! Let us know a theme or specific animals you’d like us to bring.

Two animals: $60.00
Three animals: $75.00
Four animals: $85.00

Pre-K and K
Creature Care

Students will learn differences between mammals, reptiles, and birds. They will feel the difference between fur, scales, and feathers; and will learn about how different kinds of animals need different things to survive. 

Punky’s Adventure

Students think through different challenges an animal faces as it goes about its life in the wild. Featuring our favorite skunk, Punky, students will follow an adventurous day in the life of a wild animal. This presentation will also include three other animals. 

1st Through 3rd
Animal Adaptations

Students will learn about how animal’s physical traits reflect the habitat they live in. They will understand how animals’ body structures allow them to survive extreme conditions. They will also observe differences among animals who live in different types of habitats.

Animals of the World

Students will travel the globe to explore animals from different countries. Students will learn about different habitats animals are from, their native country, and how the animal is a part of local culture. 

4th Through 6th
Animal Superpowers

Animals have incredible adaptations to survive and reproduce in extreme environments. Students will learn about unique features that allow animals to thrive in their native habitat. They will learn how animals use their senses to respond to their environment.

Food Chain

Rabbit, Snake, and Invertebrates – Learn about the food chain, how each species depends on one another for survival, and the delicate balance of our ecosystem. (Warning: Bunnies are exceptionally cute.)

Threatened Animals

Learn about some of Zootah’s threatened or endangered animals. Students will learn about threats to animals caused by humans and global conservation efforts. Empowering the next generation to care for nature is how we create a greener future!

Field Trips

Thinking of scheduling a field trip at Zootah? We are happy to host a field trip for your school, community group, or other organization at Zootah year round.

Our field trips are self guided so go at your own pace. Explore our many animals and their habitats at Zootah. Print off a grade level worksheet below to boost the learning experience of your field trip.

Interested in a hands-on experience for your students? Schedule an education presentation in our WIldlife learning Center. Presentations are designed to align with the Utah SEED Standards. We recommend 25-30 students/presentation. Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, costs $20, and must be prescheduled.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your field trip we would be happy to accommodate you, but you must do so at least 48 hours prior to your original scheduled date. If you contact us less than 48 hours prior or do not contact us you will be invoiced for a $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellations or rescheduling due to inclement weather will be considered on an individual basis.

Late Policy: We understand that circumstances beyond our control sometimes happen, but being late for scheduled education presentations may result in your presentation being cancelled or rescheduled depending on availability.

Price:

Teachers: 2 teachers free/class of students
One to one aides for students with disabilities: Free
Students: $2.50 each
All other Adults/Chaperones: $2.50 each
Siblings (ages 2+): $2.50 each
Education Presentations are $20 each. We recommend 25-30 students/presentation.

Click the links below if you would like to print out a worksheet for your grade level to do at or after your zoo trip.

 

Homeschool Program

Please email education@zootah.org for further information.

Your homeschooled children already have the best teacher. Our Homeschool Program will make their educational experience even better! Homeschool students meet one hour a week for STEM based, hands-on, science lessons. Perfect for parents who want to introduce their children to the fascinating worlds of zoology and biology!

Each week we will start with an educational lesson followed by an activity or craft and animal interactions. The activities will be tailored to each age group. We will also provide supplemental take-home activities students will have the option to work on at home to extend the learning experience.

Fall 2024 Homeschool Courses
Primate Pals
Primates have captured the fascination of people for thousands of years! Not only are they resourceful and playful creatures, they are also our closest living relatives. In this 4-week course, students will learn about the behavior and ecology of primates worldwide. The Pre-K and Kindergarten class focuses on dramatic play, stories, and exploration while the older sessions are designed to cover grade-specific Utah SEED standards in a fun, interactive setting. All classes will include a lesson and hands-on, outdoor (weather permitting) activity. Enroll your homeschooled child in a unique, behind the scenes zoo filled adventure

Times
Classes will meet hourly on Thursdays, beginning September 12th and ending October 3rd. Sessions last 4 weeks. Please enroll your child in the appropriate session based on their age and grade level.

Ages 4 – 6 (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Ages 6 – 9 (1st – 3rd grade)
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Ages 9 – 12 (4th – 6th grade)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Price
Non-Members: $48/student
Members: $40/student

Use coupon code FALL2024 to receive the $10 off Sibling Discount

Register by August 1st for a 10% discount!

Majestic Felines
Big cats are stealthy and strong predators that inspire people to save wild places worldwide. Often, big cats show us whether an ecosystem is healthy and balanced. Their beautiful features and inspiring strength hold them as a precious part of many cultures around the world. In this 4-week course, students will learn about unique characteristics of big cats, their cultural value, and global conservation efforts. The Pre-K and Kindergarten class focuses on dramatic play, stories, and exploration while the older sessions are designed to cover grade-specific Utah SEED standards in a fun, interactive setting. All classes will include a lesson and hands-on, outdoor (weather permitting) activity. Enroll your homeschooled child in a unique, behind the scenes zoo filled adventure.

Times
Classes will meet hourly on Thursdays, beginning October 17th and ending November 7th. Sessions last 4 weeks. Please enroll your child in the appropriate session based on their age and grade level.

Ages 4 – 6 (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Ages 6 – 9 (1st – 3rd grade)
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Ages 9 – 12 (4th – 6th grade)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Price
Non-Members: $48/student
Members: $40/student

Use coupon code FALL2024 to receive the $10 off Sibling Discount

Register by August 1st for a 10% discount!

High School Biology
Understanding the structure and function of life from the level of the cell to entire ecosystems! Learn how organisms of all sizes interact to create healthy, balanced ecosystems. This course covers the first two Utah SEED Biology Standards: Interactions with organisms and the environment, and the structure and function of life. All classes will include a lesson and hands- on lab experience designed to develop critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

Times
High school biology is a semester-long course with a total of 12 classes. Class will meet from 10 AM-12 PM on Mondays, beginning September 9th and ending December 2nd. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, we recommend that your child has completed at least one year of middle school biology.

Location
-Wildlife Learning Center (WLC), Zootah. September 9th – November 4th.
-Cache County Event Center. November 11th – December 2nd. Labs will still take place at Zootah.
-There will be no class during the week of Thanksgiving (November 25th).

Price
Non-Members: $180/student
Members: $162/student

Use coupon code FALL2024 to receive the $10 off Sibling Discount

Register by August 1st for a 10% discount!

Materials
Textbook, Concepts of Biology. An online copy of Concepts of Biology can be viewed/downloaded for free on openstax: https://openstax.org/details/books/concepts-biology?Book%20details

Camps

Please email education@zootah.org for further information.

Join Zootah’s animal experts for a fun and educational experience this Summer at one, or more, of our camps.

4-Day Camps (Ages 13-17)

Price
$103.50 Members | $115 Non-Members

Junior Keeper Camp
Designed for teens interested in learning about what it’s like to be a zookeeper! In this camp, students will learn about animal care practices, zoo maintenance, and public education. Junior Keeper Camp is especially beneficial for youth interested in applying for our Youth Ambassador program starting this coming fall!

Dates and Times:
July 15-18: 9:00am-12:00pm
July 15-18: 1:00pm-4:00pm

4-Day Camps (Ages 7-12)

Price
$103.50 Members | $115 Non-Members

Animal Movement
In this camp, we will learn all about how and why animals move the way they do! This active camp is great for kids interested in leaping, prancing, and crawling like their favorite animals! They will also develop their observation and creative thinking skills as they observe animals in their enclosures and brainstorm ideas to encourage natural movement for Zootah’s animals.

Dates and Times:
June 3-6: 9:00am-12:00pm
July 29-August 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm
August 5-8: 9:00am-12:00pm

Native Creatures
Nature lovers unite! Have you ever marveled at the incredible wildlife we have right here in our own backyard? Native Creatures Camp teaches kids all about local Utah animals that we also have here at Zootah. They will also have the opportunity to study local pollinators and think of ways to bring wildlife to their own backyards.

Dates and Times:
June 3-6: 1:00pm-4:00pm
June 17-20: 9:00am-12:00pm
August 5-8: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Creature Powers
Inspired by the well known and loved Wild Kratts show, Creature Powers Camp teaches kids about the incredible diversity of animals around the world and their unique talents! In this camp, kids will learn about the amazing abilities of many different animals and will get to act out their favorite creature powers

Dates and Times:
June 17-20: 1:00pm-4:00pm
July 29-August 1: 9:00am-12:00pm

2-Day Camps (Ages 4-6)

Price
$67.50 Members | $75 Non-Members

Mammal Movement
You and I are mammals, yet so is your dog! We have a lot of things in common with other mammals, but we move pretty differently. In this camp, we will learn all about how and why mammals move the way they do! This active camp is great for kids interested in leaping, prancing, and crawling like their favorite animals!

Dates and Times:
June 10-11: 9:30am-12:00pm
June 24-25: 9:30am-12:00pm
June 26-27: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Creature Powers
Inspired by the well known and loved Wild Kratts show, Creature Powers Camp teaches kids about the incredible diversity of animals around the world and their unique talents! In this camp, kids will learn about the amazing abilities of many different animals and will get to act out their favorite creature powers

Dates and Times:
June 10-11: 1:00pm-3:30pm
June 24-25: 1:00pm-3:30pm
June 26-27: 9:30am-12:00pm

Please contact us today for any help you might need planning your visit to Zootah!