Scutes, Scales and Slime (K-3)

Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians

Discover the differences between amphibians and reptiles and other animals, their needs, lifecycles, habitat and adaptations through inquiry-based and hands-on activities. Understand the threats some species face and the conservation efforts the zoo is involved in. Remember, you don’t have to be slimy to be green! Click HERE for a more detailed outline of the program.

Scutes, Scales and Slime

Curriculum Connections:

Kindergarten - Environment and Community Awareness

Grade One - Topic E: Needs of Animals and Plants

Grade Two – Topic D: Hot and Cold Temperature

Grade Three – Topic E: Animal Life Cycles

Length: 60 minutes

Time offered: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:45pm

Program Fees for 17/18 school year: $225 September - March
                                                              $275 April - June

Program Fees for 18/19 school year:
$225 September - November
$175 December - February (add on a self-guided backpack for free!*)
$280 March - June

*Click here for more information about the self-guided backpacks

Maximum 27 students

Booking information and guidelines

Please look through our booking procedures to help you fill out a booking form. It includes important information relating to class sizes and chaperones as well as other frequently asked questions.


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