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Is your classroom a zoo?  We know the feeling.

That’s because our classroom is the zoo. Imagine spending science class observing the squirrel monkeys, math class measuring the lemur enclosure and language arts class describing what an armadillo feels like. Social class might involve a discussion about the role of zoos with the zoo’s operation supervisor. For art class, how about watching an elephant paint? These are just some of the ways we spend our days at Zoo School!

Zoo School gives you the opportunity to make the zoo your classroom for a whole week. Together with the Zoo School Coordinator, you can plan your week and customize it so that it meets all your desired curricular objectives. Design a week full of demonstrations, hands-on animal encounters, behind the scenes tours, guest speakers and special presentations. Students will be journaling, observing, sketching, hearing, smelling, touching and questioning all week long. Every day promises new experiences and new discoveries.

Zoo School is available to 16 classes each year. Grades 1–12 from Edmonton and the surrounding area can take part in this experience that could be their most memorable learning experience ever.

Apply for Zoo School

The 2020-2021 application is now closed. For more information please visit the Inquiring Minds website.

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


Courtney van Roijen

Title Zoo School Coordinator

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