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Outreach

Can't bring your classroom to the Zoo? The, let us bring the Zoo to you!

Available program options:

• In-person programming that is held at your location
• Distance learning programming that takes place online

In-Person Programs

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS 

Our assembly programs are animal presentations for groups ranging from fifty (50) to four-hundred (400) individuals in a seated space.  Animals available for these large settings are birds of prey, parrots, macaws, cranes, and penguins. Please contact the education department for a complete list of offerings.  

Custom Program: For an additional fee our Education Program Coordinator can work with you to design a program that’s perfect for your group!
Age: Any
Program Length: 45 minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
Group sizes range from fifty to two-hundred (50 to 250), two-hundred to four-hundred (200-400), or more than four-hundred (400) 

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS 

Custom Program: For an additional fee our Education Program Coordinator can work with you to design a program that’s perfect for your group!
Grades: Any!
Program Length: thirty (30) minute to forty-five (45) minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
30 STUDENTS PLUS 6 ADULTS / lesson to assure educational effectiveness, safety and fun!


So You Want to Be A Zookeeper? 

Being a zookeeper is a fun job but also a lot of hard work. They're perfect examples of how fun and rewarding careers in the sciences can be. Our zookeepers not only take care of a variety of animals, but they educate the public on important conservation issues and they work to help conserve animals in the wild. Get the opportunity to talk with a zookeeper, find out what a workday is like and ask other questions!
Age: Any!
Program Length: forty-five (45) minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
30 Students plus 6 ADULTS / lesson to assure educational effectiveness, safety and fun!

Creature Features


Looking to meet some of our animals in a more formal setting? Our Creature Feature program is designed for 50 or fewer seated individuals and any age range. You will be able to choose the animals you would like us to bring, and we will adapt our topics of conservation to those animals. Presentations last 45 minutes and can include biofacts upon request. We are able to do multiple creature features back to back to accommodate several groups at one location.

Age: Any age
Program length: forty-five (45) minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
50 Students PLUS 6 adults / lesson to assure educational effectiveness, safety and fun!

 

MEET AND GREET

Having a school fair or other large event? A meet and greet might be the package you’re looking for. Our meet and greet sessions are ideal for functions where people will be moving around rather than sitting classroom or audience style. This package includes up to six (6) education ambassador animals for forty-five (45) minutes. The handlers can remain stationary and let guests stop to meet the animals as they stroll past or the handlers are able to move around with some of the animal ambassadors.


Age: Any age
Program length: forty-five (45) minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
No maximum in capacity but some restrictions apply on location and space. Contact the education department for more details.

Click here to request a program

Prices vary depending on audience size and number of programs taking place. There is a limit of 4 of the same program delivered per day at any one institution $25 for each additional program booked at the same site. If two or more types of programs are booked at the same institution for the same day - each program will be booked as a distinct program and the rate of a single program applied to each. Add each reserved Animal Ambassador's Fee to the Base Program Fee (plus any additional program fees that may be applicable) There is a charge for mileage which is calculated during registration (click link below). Mileage is based off of which county your institution or venue resides in.

Distance Learning

Your class can have private instruction with Little Rock Zoo educators from the convenience of your classroom! Topics range include Mystery Safari, Amazing Adaptations, Meet the Locals, Fantastic Food Webs, Expedition Earth, Wild Behavior, and The "Ick" Factor. (All topics are available for K-8 with specific learning standards.)

Age: K-8 and older
Program length: thirty (30) minute or forty-five (45) minute option
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
No maximum in capacity but some restrictions apply on location and space. Contact the education department for more details.

  • Length and pricing options:
    • 30 Minute for $69-79 per class
    • 45 Minute for $89-119 per class
  • Interaction formats:
    • Video Interactive
      • The video interactive options include two-way video interactions, Zoo to school and school to Zoo. This option is best for groups with twenty-two (22) or fewer devices logging into a program.
    • Webinar
      • For groups with more than twenty- two (22) devices to login to the program. In this format, students interact with Zoo staff and ask questions via a chat (type).

Topics can be taught to age groups older than 8th grade, but only K-8 will come with specifically assigned learning standards. Mystery Safari is the only program that does not include assigned standards.

Click here for pricing, descriptions, and to request a program

Tips for a great Little Rock Zoo distance learning experience!

Registration and Cancellation Guidelines

Please CLICK HERE to read all Zoo program registration and cancellation policies prior to registering.

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-661-7200

Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm

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