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Guests learn about the Zoo's masters of recycling and conservation during the Critters for Conservation animal presentation Saturdays and Sundays at the Conservation Education Theater. Relax on benches made from recycled milk jugs, learn how animals and you can help save natural resources and get up close and personal with the stars of the show!
  • Presentations are FREE with Zoo Admission and take place at 12:00pm and 2:30pm, weather permitting.
  • Please call ahead to confirm the day's program.
  • Learn more about the Conservation Education Theater here.



Enhance your students' Zoo experience with curriculum that will support their continued interest in learning about animals and nature. With a growing variety of topics listed below, you'll find teacher lesson plans for your classroom, and on-site field trip activities that can be done here at the Zoo.

Activities are available for before and after your visit along with on-site lesson plans if you wish to use them. Download and print any copies you are interested in. Cost is free.

We will be adding more curriculum as it is developed, so please be sure to check back soon for more exciting material.
  • KINDERGARTEN
    • Scientists' Senses: Teacher Lesson Packet Download
    • Scientists' Senses: On-Site Kindergarten Program Download




An exciting exploration into the world of animals designed specifically for kindergarten and first grades. Based on the theme of "Survival," the Zoo Safari includes a thirty-minute guided tour combined with an animal show where students get up close and personal with our feathered, furred and scaled friends.





  • GRADES: K-1
  • COST: $8 per student / $8 adult chaperone. Credentialed teachers are free. The fee includes admission to the Zoo.
  • AVAILABILITY:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, January through March.
  • BOOKING:Teachers should book early by calling (714) 647-6568; progams fill quickly, please reserve early.



The tour focuses on the beautiful and unique animals of the rainforest, and shows how students can help save this quickly disappearing world. Highlighted is the Zoo's amazing collection of rain forest animals. The hour-long program includes an animal presentation and a guided tour.
  • GRADES: 2-4
  • COST: $8 per student / $8 adult chaperone. Credentialed teachers are free. The fee includes admission to the Zoo.
  • AVAILABILITY:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, January through March.
  • BOOKING:Teachers should book early by calling (714) 647-6568; progams fill quickly, please reserve early.



Interactive laboratory sessions make science "come alive." The Bird Lab investigates the characteristics of birds of prey. The one-hour programs are conducted in the Zoo's classroom.
  • GRADES: 2-4
  • COST: $8 per student plus $2 materials fee / $8 adult chaperone. Credentialed teachers are free. The fee includes admission to the Zoo.
  • AVAILABILITY:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, January through March.
  • BOOKING:Teachers should book early by calling (714) 647-6568; programs fill quickly, please reserve early.



Students become explorers at the Zoo. This self-guided exploration includes a live animal spotlight and numerous activity stations located throughout the Zoo.
  • GRADES: K-4
  • COST: $7 per student / $10 adult chaperone. Credentialed teachers are free.
  • AVAILABILITY:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, beginning April through mid-June.
  • BOOKING:Teachers should book early by calling (714) 647-6568; programs fill quickly, please reserve early.


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