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Liven up your lesson plan with the Zoo’s exciting, hands-on educational programs here at the Zoo, or we’ll bring the zoo to your classroom, auditorium or campus.  Inspire your students from pre-K through College to learn about science, animals and the environment.


BEARDSLEY ZOO’S WILD ADVENTURE: live, outdoor animal show Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00.  *reservations required
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FIELD TRIPS: Explore the Zoo at your own pace with a fun-filled, self-guided field trip.
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WILD ASSEMBLY: Provide an outstanding and interactive learning experience for your entire student body or large assembly group.  Our Wild Assemblies promote learning and improve retention of key concepts while introducing every member of your group to rare, beautiful and diverse species from across Connecticut and around the globe. Download Date Request Form

ZOOMOBILE: Welcome our live animal ambassadors to your classroom.  Give your class the advantage of a learning experience only living creatures can provide as they meet and touch amazing animals and examine rare artifacts. Download Date Request Form

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Invite a guest lecturer to spice up your syllabus.  Our exotic expertise can supplement a variety of curricula.  Our staff can create a topic specific lecture with thrilling images straight from the field, museum quality artifacts and even a few living, breathing creatures. Download Date Request Form

CAREER TALK: Invite one of our Zoo educators to talk to your class about the many exciting and rewarding careers available at Zoos.  Our educators will discuss the requirements, education, and experience needed to obtain an animal related career. Download Date Request Form

As always, we are happy to work with you on specific programming topics to meet your curriculum needs. Our programs are aligned to Connecticut Science Standards. 

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