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Zoo School Group Class

Zoo School Group Class serves children ages 6 to 11. Participants will have a unique opportunity to experience The Zoo with a Zoo educator by their side! These 1-hour programs offer children a chance to interact closely with a variety of zoo ambassador animals while also participating in STEAM activities that meet Massachusetts state education standards in literacy and science, math, engineering, art or math.

Members: $20/per person/per program
Nonmembers: $25/per person/per program
Minimum enrollment: 10 participants
Maximum enrollment: 20 participants


Session dates (check all that apply):
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Animal Adaptations
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Enrichment
Friday, October 1, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Poetry in Nature
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Native vs. Invasive Species
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Theater in the Science Classroom
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores


Important Information:

  • These programs require pre-registration. Paperwork and payment are needed by 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to the requested session(s).

  • Reservations will only be charged once the minimum registration requirement has been met.

  • Refunds will not be processed without a note from a medical professional.

  • We will be outside for the duration of the program – please make sure all participants are prepared for the weather.

  • Transportation is not available to or from the Zoo School Group Class program.

  • In the case of inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule the program; session dates may be switched only if there is room to accommodate additional guests on the requested date.



please note: face coverings are required for all participants for the duration of the zoo school group class program per the current springfield mask mandate. 


Make checks payable to: Forest Park Zoological Society

Mail completed registration packets to:
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center
c/o: Caroline Cay Adams
P.O. Box 80295
Springfield, MA 01138-0295
Phone: 413-733-2251, ext. 305 | Fax: 413-733-2330