School Programs and Field Trips

School Programs and Field Trips

Join us in our 37-acre living classroom! From programs that meet educational benchmarks to tips for bringing inquiry learning concepts into your classroom, our programs and resources are carefully designed to support you in your teaching efforts. Our school education programs, both onsite and off Zoo grounds, reach hundreds of schools and provide invaluable experiential learning opportunities to thousands of students every year.  Our programs are aligned with R.I. Early Childhood Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. 


At the Zoo or in your classroom, our standards-based programs make for wild learning!

Field Trips and Programs at the Zoo

Book a field trip to the Zoo and choose the perfect program to complement your curriculum while you’re here. Or, download one of our free resource guides to incorporate inquiry learning into a field trip that does not include a formal program.
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Zoomobiles in Your Classroom

Bring the wonder of the natural world right into your classroom with one of our standards-based and age-appropriate Zoomobile programs!
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Teacher Resources

Find out about our Teacher Institute and explore links to environmental and education-related online resources.
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Requests for mentorships, high school senior projects, high school internships and job shadowing cannot be accommodated due to the high volume of requests and safety concerns. Here are some alternative options to consider:

Wild at Work Zoo Career Day
Play Partner