Micke Grove Zoo's edZOOcation programs...
ENGAGE visitors in fun and memorable learning
CONNECT visitors to animals and their environment
PROMOTE conservation and the importance of protecting species and their habitats
Please note our program booking and cancellation policy at the bottom of this page.
FIELD TRIPS AT THE ZOO
Each program has a capacity of 35 children, 6 chaperones, and 1 teacher. No additional chaperones will be allowed under any circumstances. For groups exceeding this size, please book a separate program. Please see the reservation page for available start times.
WILD LABS -
classroom only program with self-guided
tour and animal encounter
One, Two: Learn at the Zoo! - The zoo is a great place for young learners to discover counting, colors, textures, patterns, and even the ABCs! Bring your students by for the best type of learning opportunity around!
Grade Levels: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $80.00 BOOK NOW!
Amazing Animals - Come visit our learning lab where students can explore the world of amazing animals with hands-on investigations of "bio-facts" and local pond wildlife, and also meet some of our Animal Ambassadors!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 1 hour - Cost: $125.00 BOOK NOW!
SENSE-ational Creatures - Use your senses to explore the world of animals in this learning lab program designed for audiences with special needs.
Grade Levels: Special Needs Audiences in grades K and up - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $100.00 BOOK NOW!
ZOO TREKS -
tour only program without an animal encounter
Introductory Zoo Tour - Adjusted to supplement the standards of each grade level, this tour provides your students with a brief overview of the animals living at the Zoo. This tour can also be adjusted for non-educational audiences, so bring out your friends or club members!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $80.00 BOOK NOW!
ANIMAL DISCOVERY -
combination classroom and tour program with animal encounter
Bring your students for an exploration of animal adaptations, habitats, and conservation through "bio-facts," animal encounters, and a tour of the zoo!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Cost: $150.00 BOOK NOW!
This unique program is designed not only to teach your students basic knowledge about wildlife and conservation, but also challenges them to use their investigative skills to solve a zoo-related "mystery." This is the most comprehensive and engaging curriculum program for 4th-6th grade students offered at Micke Grove Zoo!
Grade Levels: 4th-6th grades - Program Length: 2.5 hours - Cost: $225.00 BOOK NOW!
Most of what we know about animals' survival in the wild can be learned from making close observations about their behavior and habitats. In this program, students act as researchers, studying animals and drawing conclusions with the help of knowledgeable Zoo Educator.
Grade Levels: 6th grade and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Cost: $150.00 BOOK NOW!
ZOO MOBILE PROGRAMS
ZooMobile design by Layne Imada and wrap completed by New Image Sign Company of Stockton!
to come to Micke Grove Zoo? Then let Micke Grove Zoo come to you! A
Zoo Educator will come to your school, daycare, senior care
facility, other meeting place with live animals and bio-facts to
present a unique and engaging program tailored to meet your needs -
and academic standards.
Classroom programs are limited to 35 students per class; there is a discount for booking an additional program on the same day. Assembly programs are limited to 150-200 participants. The capacity for non-educational facilities is 25.
Whether you are a 1st grade teacher or an 8th grade one, Micke Grove Zoo can provide your students a memorable classroom experience that will keep them engaged and thinking about animals, science, and the importance of conservation principles. Let us bring our Zoo Mobile and Animal Ambassadors to your school!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 1 hour - Cost: $125.00 for the first program; $80.00 for the second program. A mileage fee of 55 cents per mile for sites located more than 30 miles from Micke Grove Zoo apply and will be invoiced separately. - COMING SOON!
Do you have several classes in the same grade level and want each student to be able to experience the same incredible opportunity of seeing wild animals and learning about them? Then book the Micke Grove ZooMobile for an Awareness Assembly where we will share stories of animals from around the world and what your students can do to help protect them!
Grade Levels: 1st grade and up - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $300.00. A mileage fee of 55 cents per mile for sites located more than 30 miles from Micke Grove Zoo apply and will be invoiced separately. COMING SOON
ZOO TO YOU
Planning a program for a group that just can't make it out to the zoo? Then let us come to you! We'll bring animals and bio-facts for your group to enjoy, as long as it's a safe place for our staff and animals to visit.
Grade Levels: Varies - Program Length: 45 minutes - Cost: $100.00. A mileage fee of 55 cents per mile for sites located more than 30 miles from Micke Grove Zoo apply and will be invoiced separately. COMING SOON!
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Full payment (cash, check, or credit at time of booking) must be received at least 7 days before the program date or the program will be cancelled. Checks must be made payable to: â€œMicke Grove Zoological Society.â€
Cancellations made within 14 days of the program date will be refunded minus a 50% cancellation fee; however, any cancellations made within 48 hours of the program date are non-refundable. Cancellations are only official upon receipt of confirmation from the Micke Grove Zoological Society.