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Some Zoo Education programs are on hold due to COVID-19.

Please see the individual program pages below for more information.

For fun activities and videos for you to keep up with our zoo animals from home, check out our Zoo at Home page!

Our staff is dedicated to helping educate our community on the wildlife that calls Henry Vilas Zoo home. So whether you’re young in years or young at heart, the Henry Vilas Zoo is here to help you discover the wonder of the world around us. Our variety of educational programs are a great place to start! Check out our programs below!

Zoo Camp

At zoo camp, your child will experience the Henry Vilas Zoo in a whole new way.


Come and see what the zoo is like at night! Great for families and groups.

Preschool Pride kid wearing kid-crafted keeper vest with large stuffed animals

Preschool Pride

A unique 3 session program.

Zoo behind the scenes visitors feeding romaine lettuce to two capybaras.

Behind the Scenes

Tour behind the scenes!

School Trips

Welcoming all ages!

Zoo To You

Let us bring a piece of the Henry Vilas Zoo to your group!

Critter Connection

Add to your field trip with an onsite group presentation!

Teacher Resources

Creative Lesson Plans!

Would you like to help us make Henry Vilas Zoo Education programs available to all participants? Consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund!