The concepts of adaptation, classification, evolution and speciation are brought to life through the observation of primates, the comparison of skulls and a couple of games, one of which will be outside in one of the sections of the zoo. 

detailed program outline

Curriculum Connections:

Biology 20

  • Unit B: Ecosystems & Population Change
  • Compare Lamarckian and Darwinian explanations of evolutionary change.
  • Summarize and describe lines of evidence to support the evolution of modern species from ancestral forms.
  • Describe modern evolutionary theories.

Science 20

  • Unit D: Changes in Living Systems
  • Describe the adaptation of species over time due to variation in a population, population size and environmental change.
  • Describe evidence for evolution by natural selection.
  • Compare gradual evolution with punctuated equilibrium.


5 hours (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Time offered:

9.30am-2.30pm (Please let us know if you need an altered start or finish time)
Maximum 2 per day, classroom dependent

Program Fees for 19/20 school year:

$350 September - November
$300 December - February 
$360 March - April 


Availability: September - April

Maximum 37 students