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? Let Zootah bring the zoo to you! Whether you’re planning a special day for your classroom, a school assembly, or any other educational event, our kid-friendly animals and their passionate handlers are available to present at your location. Our Outreach programs are also the perfect addition to your private or corporate gatherings too!

Food Chain Presentation

Rabbit, Snake, and Invertebrates – 30 Minutes, $75.00

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.)

Birds & Feathers Presentation
– Two Tropical Birds, and Variety of Feathers and Artifacts – 30 Minutes, $100.00

Learn about how birds differ from each other.

Reptile Presentation

– Turtle, Lizard and Snake – 30 Minutes, $75.00

Learn about the differences between the three major types of reptiles, as well as the basics of caring for scaly things.

Customize Your Own Topic
– 30 Minutes

Two animals: $60.00
Three animals: $75.00
Four animals: $85.00
$15.00 for each additional 20 minutes

School Assembly

– Four Animals – 30 Minutes, $125.00

Prices are based on groups of up to 25 students.

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.

Winter 2024 Program Overview
Animal Conservation
Our next home school session curriculum focuses on animal conservation! Introducing children to the plight of animals worldwide can be a difficult topic to address; yet, incredibly important. In this course, we will focus on both why animal populations are declining as well as conservation efforts that are successfully improving animal populations. We will take a trip to the past as we learn fascinating details of extinct animals and travel the globe as we learn about threatened animal species worldwide, such as the endearing New Zealand Kakapo! We will also visit our own backyard as we discuss threatened animal species in Utah. This course will include uplifting stories of successful conservation practices, leaving students inspired to learn more and raise awareness for endangered species both locally and worldwide.

Times
This class will meet hourly for 4 weeks. Students may enroll in the Monday OR Wednesday class option. Classes will begin on February 26th OR February 28th with the following breakout schedule:

9:00am-10:00am (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
10:30am-11:30am (1st-3rd grade)
12:00pm-1:00pm (4th-6th grade)

Price
Non-Members: $38/student
Members: $32/student

Use coupon code WINTER2024 to receive the $10 off Sibling Discount

Camps

Summer camp 2024 details and registration will be available in March.

For questions or more info, please contact education@zootah.org.

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

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