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Fort Worth Zoo

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Let your student’s imagination run wild with the Fort Worth Zoo! Did you know an African Lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles? Partnering with Connect2Texas, our animals can be heard and seen much further away! The Zoo’s mission is based on three principles: Conservation, Education, and Entertainment. We use a combination of live animals and animal biofacts to help your students hone their observation skills and inquiry methods as well as understand important biological concepts. Student will discover some of the world’s most amazing creatures from Africa to Texas, with lessons adapted to the TEKS and National Standards. We offer programs on a variety of topics, and if requested, can tailor a new program to meet your classroom’s needs.


Any program may be requested at your preferred date/time by contacting Ashlea Brooks at (817)759-7208.


To see our scheduled programs go to Connect2Texas and select Fort Worth Zoo from the program filter.

A Wilder Vision

Grades: K-5

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


Big changes are coming to the Fort Worth Zoo and things are about to get wilder. Come find out how the Zoo is utilizing the latest STEM innovations for new exhibit space, renovated habitats, and new ways to observe, interact with, and learn about animals. The program will include a live animal presentation.

All About Animals!

Grades: PreK-6

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


You asked and we listened. Join us for a brand new program that's all about the animals. This 30 minute interactive program features 2 different live animals and a question and answer session with an animal outreach specialist. Discover amazing animal facts as we compare and contrast both animals and learn more about their unique adaptations.

Exploring Food Chains

Grades: 1-2 or 3-5

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


Grades 1-2 An introduction into what it means to be part of the chain. Zoo staff will lead the class in predator/prey relationships, constructing a food chain, a discussion about it and what happens if one part of the chain is removed. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!


Grades 3-5 Same as above with added concepts. Students will describe the flow of energy in a food chain and how producers create their food and the transfer of energy to consumers. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!

Math at the Zoo

Grades: 3-5

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


Math is used every day at the Fort Worth Zoo! Come inside our park and see how statistics, percents, place value, and measurements are used for the care and well-being of our animals. Students will use actual data on our animals in this lesson. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!

Story Time at the Zoo

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


Calling all bookworms! Join us for story time and experience an interactive book reading, discussion, and fun activity. Students get to vote on which story they'd like to hear. Come back multiple times throughout the year for a different story every program! This program also includes a live animal presentation!

Why I am the way I am: Inherited Traits vs. Learned Behaviors

Grades: 3-7

Cost: $75 per 30 students

Length: 30 minutes


Ever wondered why you look the way you do? Teachers, ever wondered why your students act the way they do? Come join us as we explore the exciting world of inherited traits and learned behaviors. We will observe humans and animals and discuss how traits and behaviors play a vital role in an animals’ survival. We will also differentiate between inherited traits and learned behaviors in this lesson. This interactive program includes a live animal presentation!

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