School and Teacher Programs

3rd - 5th Grade School Programs

Classes are offered Monday through Friday, September through May.

PLEASE NOTE: Class size is 32 students, if you have more than 32 you will need to choose multiple times.

Students are immersed in Denver Zoo's living classroom as they explore faraway animals, cultures and ecosystems through the lens of Toyota Elephant Passage. Zoo educators lead students on a trek through the exhibit, incorporating hands-on inquiry, up-close animal observations, and guided discovery that supports the development of science skills.

3rd - 4th Grade Classes

Animals around the World - Journey through tropical Asia as you discover how animals influence culture and contribute to a region s uniqueness.

Supports CAS Third Grade Social Studies 2.2

4th - 5th Grade Classes

A Trek through the Tropics - Investigate how Asian tropical ecosystems are similar to and different from other ecosystems around the world, including those in Colorado.

  • Supports CAS Fourth Grade Science 2.1 & 2.3

Schools: Denver Zoo Secret Science Days

Denver Zoo Secret Science Days

School Groups: Grades K-5th

Did you know that everything we do at the zoo to care for our animals involves science? Uncover the secret science animal care professionals use every day as they care for our 4,000 wild residents!

Teacher's spark your student’s interest in science as you explore real world animal care challenges in these special discovery days at Denver Zoo. Secret Science Day maps lead students throughout the zoo to gain an insider view into ways that keepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, trainers and exhibit designers meet the challenges of caring for our wild family.

Zoo staff and volunteers will help your students uncover the inside workings of Denver Zoo, encourage them to make observations at exhibits, discuss ideas with their peers, and share what they’ve learned. The more they engage, the more they discover – students who interact with Secret Science Day experts receive tips on where to see exciting shows and demonstrations, interact with keepers and vets, and meet live animals up close!

Denver Zoo Secret Science Days: Explore. Engage. Explain.

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