Zoo Class

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Zoo Classes 

The OKC Zoo offers many exciting programs both on grounds and off grounds all around the state! We have a special collection of education animal ambassadors that enhance our programs. These animals have been specifically selected as education program ambassadors because of the relevance to our Zoo programs and their comfort with audiences. You can request animals, but there are no guarantees, as animals may not be available or may not relate to the program(s) chosen.

On Grounds Program Prices

Cost Per Person (Member discounts not applicable):

  • Pre-K - 12th Grade: $9.00 (price includes general admission + education program)

  • 1 free chaperone per 7 students

  • Additional chaperones: $8.25

To book an on-grounds program, call (405) 425-0218 with the following:

  • Possible dates and times.
  • The number of programs being requested.
  • The age(s) / grade(s) which will participate.
  • An estimate of how many students will attend.

 

PRESCHOOL

CRITTER TALES

Reading comes to life as we combine children’s books, biofacts, and a live animal in this adventure for children ages 3 – 5. Content depends on featured animal (i.e., an armadillo, rabbit, hedgehog, lizard, owl, or a turtle).

K-1ST GRADE

SPOTS AND STRIPES: SUPPORTS OAS-S: 1-LS1-1

Animals have colors and patterns for a reason. Compare fur and feathers to see if they are hiding or warning of danger.

EGG-CELLENT BABIESSUPPORTS OAS-S: K-LS1-1 K-ESS3-1 1-LS1-2 1-LS3-1

Compare the colors, shapes, and sizes of eggs and discover why they are a safe place for a baby to grow.

SMELL WITH YOUR TONGUESUPPORTS OAS-S: K-LS1-1 K-ESS3-1 1-PS4-2

See it, hear it, smell it, and touch it! Experience the uncommon ways animals use their common senses.

2ND - 4TH GRADE

ANIMAL TRANSFORMERSSUPPORTS OAS-S: 3-LS1-1 3-LS3-1 3-LS4-4 4-LS1-1

Some babies are born looking like their parents, others must transform. Discover animal life cycles where there’s more than meets the eye!

CAMOUFLAGESUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1

Now you see it, now you don’t! Learn how colors and patterns help animals hide.

HABITAT CHALLENGESUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-LS3-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1

Where animals live determines what they look like. Check out the adaptations they use for survival.

OKLAHOMA ANIMALSSUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-3 3-LS4-4 4-LS1-1

Fabulous animals live all around us, but many have adapted to city living so well that you may never see them.

STICKY, SLIMY, STINKYSUPPORTS OAS-S 1-LS1-1 2-LS4-1 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1 4-LS1-2 5-PS1-4

What makes a frog's tongue sticky, a salamander slimy, or a skunk stinky? Discover the science behind what makes some animals sticky, slimy, stinky!

ZOOPERHEROESSUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-PS2-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1

Kapow! Bam! Smash! It's Zooperheroes saving the day! Whether it's with the power of a possum or strength of a spider, we'll explore animals that inspire your favorite superheroes.

5TH - 6TH GRADE

DINNERS & DINERSSUPPORTS OAS-S: 3-LS2-1 4-LS1-1 4-LS1-2

The stakes are high in this eat-or-be-eaten game! Explore the adaptations and feeding strategies that help predators and prey survive another day.

KEEPERS OF THE EARTHSUPPORTS OAS-S: 5-LS2-2 5-ESS3-1 6-MS-LS2-4 6-MS-ESS3-3 8-MS-ESS3-4

Water connects us with all animal and plant life. In this interactive program, students work to find a balance between man and nature in “our town.” (For groups of 40 or less)

STICKY, SLIMY, STINKY: SUPPORTS OAS-S 1-LS1-1 2-LS4-1 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1 4-LS1-2 5-PS1-4

Why is a frog’s tongue sticky, a salamander slimy, or a skunk stinky? Discover the science behind what makes some animals sticky, slimy, stinky!

TAXONOMY

What’s in a name? In this case, plenty of characteristics. Test your skills in a taxonomic matching game with animal artifacts.

ZOOPERHEROESSUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-PS2-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1

Kapow! Blam! Smash! It's Zooperheroes saving the day! Whether it's with the power of a possum or strength of a spider, we'll explore animals that inspire your favorite superheroes.

7TH - 12TH GRADE

ANIMAL TRAINING

Learn how and why we train our zoo animals, the basics of behavior modification, and play the training game. Video footage of training sessions may be viewed.

ANIMAL S.O.S. (SAVE OUR SPECIES)SUPPORTS OAS-S: 8-MS-ESS3-4 BIO. 1-HS-LS4-4 BIO. 1-HS-LS4-5 ENV. SCI.-HS-ESS3-4 ENV. SCI.-HS-LS2-7

Animals in Oklahoma and around the world are in trouble! Come discover why animals are endangered and what you can do to help.

ZOO DESIGN

Zoos face many challenges when creating animal exhibits. In this simulation game, teams make decisions about animals, buildings, and visitor amenities to create a 21st century zoo. (For groups of 40 or less)

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