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Outreach

Can't bring your classroom to the Zoo - then let us bring the Zoo to you!

Available program options:
• Assembly programs are for large, seated groups
• Creature features are for smaller, seated groups
• Meet and Greet programs for large events with moving crowds

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS

Our assembly programs are animal presentations for groups ranging from 50 to 400+ individuals in a seated atmosphere. The animals available for large settings are our birds of prey, parrots and macaws, gray-crowned crane and African penguin. Please contact the education department for a complete list of species and prices.


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!
- Time: 45 minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
Group sizes range from 50-200 people, 200-400 people and 400+ people.

 

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!
- Time: 30-45 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!
- Time: 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!
Time: 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 seated classroom or audience style. This package includes up to six (6) education ambassador animals for 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 depending on crowd size.
- Age: Any!
- Time: 45 minutes
MAXIMUM PROGRAM CAPACITY
No maximum in capacity but some restrictions apply on location and space. Contact the education department for more details.

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.

  • Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all Zoo Education programs.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.

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

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Mar. 1 through Sept. 3
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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