Welcome to Calgary Zoo School Programs!
The zoo is the perfect place to bring the curriculum to life. We have educational programs that enhance learning for students of all ages.
We understand that you may not be able to come to the zoo right now, so let us bring the zoo to you! Check out our brand new suite of dynamic, curricular-connected virtual experiences that bring our plant and animal colleagues into your learning space.
Virtual Safari: Join an expert conservation educator for an interactive tour through one of our zoo regions. 4 themes to choose from!
Grades: K-12 Length: up to 50 minutes Cost: $125
Virtual Voyage: Currently not available
Click on the Virtual Experiences button to learn more and to book.
THE VERMILION ENERGY EMPTY BACKPACK PROGRAM
The Vermilion Energy Empty Backpack program ensures vulnerable students in Calgary have the chance to experience the zoo’s unique education programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about our virtual programming and information on how we are adapting our school programs for COVID-19.
If you are able to visit the zoo, we are prepared to safely engage you in our school programs! We have temporarily reduced our suite of on-site programs.
These on-site programs are currently* available:
RODIN LAW FIRM THE BEAR NECESSITIES
How does a wild bear find food, water and shelter? Using their senses and detective skills, students figure out how bears meet their needs, and what we can all do to help them.
CRESCENT POINT BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Explore the importance of biodiversity and the nature of reproduction in some of our resident animals. We will investigate a variety of skulls and discover strategies, such as the Species Survival Plan, that the zoo uses to conserve diversity on our planet.
EDU-TREK: EURASIAN SAFARI
Discover the spectacular animals that call Eurasia home. On this waling safari, explore predator-prey relationships, social dynamics, adaptations for extreme environments, and human impacts. Animals observed may include Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, Japanese macaques, and Bactrian camels.
KEYERA BIOLOGY30, POPULATION AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
This program explores the concepts of population and community dynamics through the lens of conservation. Students will examine the concepts of biological and genetic diversity in our animals as well as the many challenges we face in conservation work and how they relate to what they are learning in class.
*On-site programs are subject to change.
MAKE A RESERVATION
If you are interested in one of our on-site programs, please contact our Outreach Education team via the Make a Reservation link below.
Programs must be booked by the Friday two weeks before your program date.