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Home School Programs

The Akron Zoo is pleased to offer several different styles of programs for homeschool families!

Akron Zoo Home School Programs

Starting in January 2018, the Akron Zoo Education Department is going to be taking a hard look at our future educational program offerings. Unfortunately, this means that we will be retiring our current Homeschool Programs. Our goal is to always improve our offerings and the experiences for our customers. Please let us know if you would like to be informed of future offerings at the Zoo or any of our other programs, like ZooCamp.

Zoo School Wednesdays

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your home-schooled child to do this fall/winter? Come and discover the many different types of animals at the Akron Zoo. This program may contain a zoo tour, animal encounters and more! Sessions run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Zoo School Wednesday Registration Form (Ages 6-12) 

Zoo School Wednesday Registration Form (Ages 3-5) 
All sessions are now sold out!

Let's Zoo Science

Would you like to have an in-depth scientific class at the zoo? Come and let our experienced staff teach your students all about life science. This program may contain a zoo tour, animal encounters and more! Programs available for 6-8 year-olds and 9-12 year-olds. Sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Let's Zoo Science Registration Form (Ages 6-12)

Teen Enrichment Programs

Do you need something that will pique your teen’s interest? While attending “Teen Enrichment at the Zoo”, the students will learn about what enrichment is and how the zoo uses it with our animals. Students will help provide enrichment to a few zoo animals and even help by doing observations on how the zoo’s exhibit animals play with the enrichment the students make them. This program may include a zoo tour, animal encounters and more!

Teen Enrichment Registration Form (Ages 12 and up)

Homeschool Workshops

 Are you interested in a more in-depth experience for your homeschooler at the Akron Zoo? Conduct scientific, inquiry-based research and have fun learning! If so, please contact us at (330) 375-2550 ext. 8973 or a.hendrix@akronzoo.org.