We'll bring the Zoo to you!

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Learning about Wildlife

We introduce schools and community organizations to wildlife and wild places! Wildlife Lessons are 45-60 minutes and include fun animal information built around an educational theme, an encounter with one live animal, and a chance for participants to examine animal biofacts such as skulls and pelts. Learn more about our Wildlife Lessons. The Zoo's outreach team travels all over Pierce County and surrounding areas.

Note: Each Wildlife Lesson includes one Animal Encounter. Limited to 30 participants per program and 3 programs per day.

"Zoo to You" programs support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with a focus on adaptations and conservation.

book a program

To see pricing options, click "Book a Program" and select your facility type.


Animal Ambassadors

  • North American Opossum
  • Southern Three-banded Armadillo
  • Madagascar Radiated Tortoise
  • Burrowing Owl
  • American Kestrel
  • Prehensile-tailed Skink (Lizard)
  • Blue-tongued Skink (Lizard)
  • Madagascar Tomato Frog
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Giant African Millipede        

Special Requests

Contact reserve@pdza.org if you have questions about special requests.