Community Education Programs

Please see the individual program pages below for more information.

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.

After Hours Programs

Experience the zoo after the gates close… or before they open in the morning!

Early Childhood

Adult-child Preschool Pride for 2-4 year olds or Stroller Safari for 0-2 year olds.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Tour the Zoo 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 Connections

Add to your field trip with an onsite group presentation!

Guided Tours

Tour the Zoo with a guide.

Teacher Resources

Creative Lesson Plans!

Keeper Chats & Activities

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For fun activities and videos for you to keep up with our zoo animals from home, check out our Keeper Chats and Activities page!

Scholarship Fund


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