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CRITTER CONNECTIONS PROGRAMS
All In-Person Critter Connections Programs are on hold due to COVID-19.
Are you a class, scout group, daycare group, summer camp group, 4-H group, science club, homeschool group, or church group looking for something fun and unique to do at the zoo?
Groups visiting the zoo can arrange for a special Critter Connections Program from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., as availability allows. 30-minute presentations feature live animals and a variety of age-appropriate content, including animal classification, adaptations, predator-prey relationship, natural history, and behavior.
Critter Connections programs are $30 for up to 20 people plus $1.50 for each additional person. Presentations are year round. Bleachers (outdoor) seat up to 100 people. The Education Classroom (inside the Discovery Center) seats up to 30 people. Availability of indoor/outdoor seating is weather-dependent.
Schedule Your Presentation
Please email the zoo’s education department at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your presentation today! Programs must be scheduled in advance and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please allow a minimum of two weeks advance notice for scheduling.
Presentation staff is scheduled specifically for individual presentations. 24-hour notice of cancellation is required and greatly appreciated.
Please arrive at the zoo with enough time to ensure you and your entire group are at the Education Pavilion by your reserved time in order to take advantage of your presentation in its entirety. Keep in mind that April-August is our busiest time of year, so it may not be possible to accommodate large groups.
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