We'll bring the Zoo to you!
The Zoo's outreach team travels all over Pierce County and surrounding areas. We would love to introduce you to some of our Animal Ambassadors! We'll visit schools, day care centers, seniors communities, libraries and other public sites.
If you would like a structured Wildlife Lesson please choose from the chart below. These classroom programs include a life science systems presentation, one live animal and an opportunity for students to examine animal bio-facts such as skulls and pelts. Wildlife Lessons last between 45 and 60 minutes. Click here for program descriptions.
If you are interested in something less formal you may want to choose an Animal Encounter. During an Animal Encounter participants will observe and compare 2-3 different animals, ask questions and handle biofacts (as available). Depending on the number of animals that you request, an Animal Encounter can engage participants for 30-45 minutes. Animal encounters can accommodate groups of all ages.
Our outreach programs support the Washington State Science Standards with a focus on adaptations and conservation. Wildlife Lesson Descriptions.
|Creatures of the Night||x||x||x||x||x|
|Wild for Water||x||x||x||x||x|
|Creative Creatures: Creative Homes||x||x||x||x|
|Finding Out About Forests||x||x||x||x|
|Sounds and Signals||x||x||x|
|Fabulous Food Chains||x||x|
|Polar Bears and Climate Change||x||x|
|Zoos: Working for the World's Wildlife|
Giant African Millipede
Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Domestic "Dumbo" rat
New Guinea Blue-tongued Skink
Southern Three-banded Armadillo
Argentine Red Tegu
North American Opossum
Please call (253) 591-5333 to schedule your program(s). You may also begin your scheduling process by sending your program choice and date request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Limited to 30 participants per program and 4 programs per day.
Wildlife Lessons (Same Site/Day)
- $125 for first Lesson in Pierce County ($60 each additional)
- $150 for first Lesson outside of Pierce County ($70 each additional)
Animal Encounters (Same Site/Day)
- $125 for two animals ($60 each additional)
- $150 for three animals ($70 each additional)
- Add $25 for outside of Pierce County
Additional fees may apply for special requests.