King penguins

Virtual Program

Penguin Palooza

Students will discover the world of penguins in our virtual adaptation of our Penguin Palooza program. Through investigation of biofacts, examining maps and virtually touring the Penguin Plunge, students learn about penguins and are guided to reflect on the question, “How does the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo make a home for penguins?” to determine why zoos are important and how they can benefit our animals.

Grades: Kindergarten to grade 3
Length: 60 minutes
Program Times: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
Capacity: Up to 37 students
Cost: $125

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Curricular Connections


  • Shows awareness of similarities and differences in living things, objects, and materials

Grade 1

  • Describe some common living things and identify the needs of those living things

Grade 2

  • Describe the role of insulation in keeping things hot and cold
  • Identify materials that insulate animals from the cold
  • Describe ways in which temperature changes affect us in our daily lives

Grade 3

  • Describe appearances and life cycles of some common animals, and identify their adaptations to different environments
  • Identify requirements for animal care

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