Zoo to You

Most facilitated learning programs are FREE to schools in 2024, made possible through generous donations to Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. Navigate the sidebar to the left to browse our “Zoo to You” programs, which provide WILD at-school learning experiences facilitated by Denver Zoo Educators. Click on “Learn at the Zoo” to find out how a free program can enhance your Zoo field trip!

Animal Academy

During this at-school experience, your students can become Denver Zoo’s newest class of recruits! In Animal Academy programs, science concepts come alive as recruits utilize the Zoo’s animal ambassadors to investigate adaptations right in your classroom. Your scientists-in-training will receive a special mission and explore alongside their Academy instructor, applying critical thinking and science skills while earning their very own “spots and stripes” badge! 




Available on select weekdays, NovemberDecember 2023 and January–March 2024. Bookings confirm 2 sequential programs at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. An additional program may be added at 11:00 a.m. 

Please see "programming" tab below for location requirements.

Animal Academy is not available as a summer program offering.


$280 for 2 sequential programs. A third program at 11:00 a.m. is available for $100. Each session accommodates up to 30 students.   

Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund for schools and nonprofit organizations who can demonstrate need. 


Financial assistance may be available to support this program. Please check back for fall details.

This program is not accepting registrations at this time. Please look back soon for our fall Animal Academy dates!