Cost

Classroom Safari Costs:

$150 for the first program, then
$100 for each additional program

*30-participant limit for private programs. Submit a request for additional consecutive program discounts.

Looking for a format that works
for individuals or large groups?
Join one of our Wild Workshops! 

AVAILABLE DATES & TIMES

Classroom Safaris are available:

Monday–Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,
1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Weekends are available by request. All programs run approximately 45 minutes.

To inquire about additional consecutive program discounts, scholarship support and weekend programs, submit a request.

Classroom Safari

Private Virtual Programs for up to 30 Students

Connect with Denver Zoo's educators and animals LIVE from habitats around the Zoo, via tablet, computer or phone! Whether you’re a parent looking for additional online learning for kids or a teacher hoping to expand your curricular horizons with exciting e-learning for kids, our Virtual Classroom offers learning levels to suit your group’s age, size and situation.

Program Information

Early Childhood

Movin' and Groovin' (Ages 3–Grade K)

Learn how and why animals move in different ways through role-playing exercises. Meet and observe animals that move in various ways.

Elementary

Animal Academy (Grades K–2)

Join the fictional Animal Academy as new recruits and earn your Spots and Stripes badge! Your mission?  Explore animal adaptations, ecosystems, and lifecycles by making observations, asking questions, and finding connections! Animal Academy Virtual Event dates coming soon! Contact outreach@denverzoo.org for more information.

Animal Meet & Greet: Science Skills (Grades 1–5)

Zoo educators introduce two live animal ambassadors and help students use science skills to explore the topic you choose: animal characteristics, adaptations for survival in native habitats, or animal care and training—including their unique personalities!

Bugging Out!: Bug Investigation (Grades 1–5)

Join your Denver Zoo Nature Guide on a virtual bug safari. See bugs in action and explore their homes.

All Ages

Animal Habitats (all ages)

You don’t need to travel to explore diverse habitats of the world. Learn what makes a habitat a home for its animal residents in this engaging, customizable program. Featured habitat options include rainforest, wetlands, savanna, forest, ocean, desert and mountains (NOTE: habitats are subject to seasonal availability). Make it a series! Contact outreach@denverzoo.org for more information.

Scutes & Scales (all ages)

Could you defend yourself from predators? Explore reptilian survival strategies in a fun, fantastically informative mock gameshow starring our scaly animal ambassadors.

Animal Meet & Greet: Wild Profiles (all ages)

Zoo educators introduce two Denver Zoo animals and explore their unique characteristics and personalities, through the lens of animal care and training. This program is easily adaptable to various groups and settings.

Important Logistical Information

  • Classroom Safari programs are limited to 30 participants.
  • Meeting logistics, including login, will be sent to registrant week of program.
  • Registered group must provide an adult representative to actively assist with
    participant behavior management and to moderate technology and discussion.
  • Presenter will log in 15 minutes prior to start time for introductions and setup with adult representative.
  • Preferred platforms include Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet. We have the ability to work with schools and youth organizations to choose a platform that adheres to required safety measures.

Experiences for Learners at Every Level

Looking for an engaging and affordable alternative for large groups or individuals? Our Wild Workshops have no capacity limit, and offer chat interaction with Denver Zoo's knowledgeable educators. For educators, we also offer an intensive Conservation Challenge curriculum. Click below for more information on both programs.

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We Value Your Feedback!

How are we doing? Click the button below to complete a short survey about your experience with Denver Zoo's Virtual Classroom offerings. Your input will help us to make the program even more exciting and engaging for educators and students alike.