Liven up your lesson plan with the Zoo’s exciting, hands-on educational programs here at the Zoo, or we’ll bring the zoo to your classroom, auditorium or campus. Inspire your students from pre-K through college to learn about science, animals and the environment.
VISIT THE ZOO
Beardsley Zoo's Live Adventure: Live, outdoor animal show Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00. *reservations required
Field Trips: Explore the Zoo at your own pace with a fun-filled, self-guided field trip.
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INVITE THE ZOO TO YOU
Wild Assembly: Provide an outstanding and interactive learning experience for your entire student body or large assembly group. Our Wild Assemblies promote learning and improve retention of key concepts while introducing every member of your group to rare, beautiful and diverse species from across Connecticut and around the globe.
Zoomobile: Welcome our live animal ambassadors to your classroom. Give your class the advantage of a learning experience only living creatures can provide as they meet and touch amazing animals and examine rare artifacts.
Colleges & Universities: Invite a guest lecturer to spice up your syllabus. Our exotic expertise can supplement a variety of curricula. Our staff can create a topic specific lecture with thrilling images straight from the field, museum quality artifacts and even a few living, breathing creatures.
Career Talk: Invite one of our Zoo educators to talk to your class about the many exciting and rewarding careers available at Zoos. Our educators will discuss the requirements, education, and experience needed to obtain an animal related career.
As always, we are happy to work with you on specific programming topics to meet your curriculum needs. Our programs are aligned to Connecticut Science Standards.