Educational Programs

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Visit us or have the Zoo visit you!

Learn more about North American animals, their habitats, and all things wild with one of our educational programs! Enjoy an exciting presentation that includes our ambassador animals, natural history information, and a conservation message for a truly adventure-filled Zoo experience.

Call 717-534-3391 to book your program or for more information. Pricing for outreach programs is determined by your location and length of programming.

In-Person Programs

The following in-person programs can be presented at ZooAmerica or at your location as an outreach program.

A To Zoo

Learn the alphabet in a wild way with a ZooAmerica® twist on the ABCs.

Perfect for preschool through 1st grade.

Animal Families

Learn all about the major animal families – from invertebrates through mammals.

Designed for preschool through 1st grade.

Animal Helpers

Discover how animals help balance and sustain ecosystems and enhance our well-being.

Designed for 4th grade and up.

Animals In Winter

Focuses on how animals survive the winter, by migrating, hibernating, or adapting to the season.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Birds Of Prey

Explore raptor adaptations, their habitats, and importance in the environment.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Comparative Anatomy

Compare and contrast the anatomy of all classes of animals to better understand adaptive changes.

Designed for high school students.

Connections With Creatures & Chemistry

Explore the bonds between chemistry and the animal world including pheromones, defenses, offenses, and antibiotics.

Designed for high school students.

Creatures Of The Night

Learn about the adaptations nocturnal animals use for survival.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Desert Habitats

Focuses on the ecology of a desert and the unique adaptations that animals use to survive.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Endangered Species

Examine the reasons behind the decline in wildlife populations, habitat changes, and the importance of biodiversity.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Native Pennsylvania Species

Learn about the wildlife species who call our state home.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Paws, Claws, Scales & Tails

Learn about the adaptations animals use for survival in the wild – including defense, foraging, eating, swimming, and escaping predators.

Designed for all ages.


Have an eye-opening view of four major types of reptiles: turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodilians.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Wetland Habitats

Explore life in a wetland habitat! Learn about its importance and the fascinating animals who live there.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Zoo Careers

Learn the responsibilities of a zookeeper including tools of the trade and enrichment activities.

Designed for 4th grade and up.

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All educational programs, tours, and animal encounters must be scheduled in advance. Please call 717-534-3391 if you have a special schedule request or need additional information. We will do our best to accommodate you.

All ZooAmerica tours and programs support PA Academic Standards.