Outreach Programs

Flying owl with wings spread

Virtual and in-person programs are now available!

Learn more about North American animals, their habitats, and all-things wild with one of our virtual, on-site or animal outreach programs! Visit us or have the zoo come to you! Enjoy an exciting presentation that includes live animal encounters, natural history information and much more, for a truly, adventure-filled zoo experience!
Call 717-534-3865 to book your program or encounter and for pricing.

In-Person Programs

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.

Animals In Winter

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

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Creatures Of The Night

Learn about the adaptations nocturnal animals use for survival.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Native Pennsylvania Species

Learn about the wildlife species who call our state home.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Reptiles

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

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.

Birds Of Prey

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

Designed for 3rd 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.

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.

Whooooo Are The Owls?

Explore the interesting adaptations that owls use to survive.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Animal Helpers

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

Designed for 4th 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.

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.



Virtual Programs

A To Zoo

Learn the alphabet in a wild way with a ZooAmerica® twist on the ABCs with live animals and a Q&A session with our educators. Program meets PA Academic standards.

Perfect for preschool through 1st grade.

Native Pennsylvania Species

Learn about the wildlife species who call our state home with live animals and a Q&A session with our educators. Program meets PA Academic standards.

Designed for 1st grade and up.

Paws, Claws, Scales & Tails

Learn about the adaptations animals use for survival in the wild with live animals and a Q&A session with our educators. Program meets PA Academic standards.

Designed for all ages.

Endangered Species

Examine the reasons behind the decline in wildlife populations, habitat changes, and the importance of biodiversity with live animals through an interactive session with our educators. Programs meet PA Academic standards.

Designed for 3rd grade and up.

Virtual Encounters

2 Animals

Come face to face with a one of a kind virtual ZooAmerica animal encounter to brighten up your remote school day, liven up a work or scout meeting, bring some excitement to your library or surprise someone on their birthday.

1 Animal with Training

Ever wonder how and why animals are trained at ZooAmerica? Choose an animal from our selection to join them in a LIVE training session with their trainers to experience an up close look at training.

Skunk Painting

Enjoy a virtual painting session with one of ZooAmerica's amazing artistic animals. Choose your colors and we will mail you the painting!



Pricing for outreach programs are determined by your location and length of program.
Call 717-534-3900 for more information.

girls using viewers to look at animals

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

All Virtual Programs and Animal Encounters must be scheduled at least one week in advance and are offered between 9 AM - 4 PM. Please call 717-534-3865 if you have a special schedule request that is not listed. We will do our best to accommodate you.


All ZooAmerica tours and programs support PA Academic Standards.