Up to 50 participants
K-6th grades, mixed ages/grades
Bilingual programs may be available upon request.
At your facility
Consecutive programs should take place in the same location.
Programs should take place indoors unless discussed with Outreach Coordinator.
Dates and start times vary, according to your scheduling needs and our availability. Offered year round, seven days a week, including evenings (subject to availability).
High Season (Mar-May, Oct-Dec) $275/first class, $175 for each additional consecutive class.
Low Season (Jan-Feb, June-Sep) $250/first class, $150 for each additional consecutive class. (Max of 4 classes/day).
Within SCFD-2 minimum consecutive class programs are required. If you are not able to do 2 classes, travel fees will apply. Those fees are:
0-20 miles from Zoo ($15); 21-40 miles from Zoo ($35)
- Scholarships are available: Learn more about Denver Zoo’s Red Apple Scholarship Fund.
- Layover fees apply to breaks exceeding 60 minutes between classes.
- Travel fees apply to locations outside of SCFD boundaries.
Characteristics For Survival
- By meeting live animals and turning a classmate into an adaptive animal, learn how adaptations help animals survive in the wild.
- Explore the difference between physical and behavioral adaptations.
- Work in teams at interactive stations to further investigate animal adaptations.
- Discover the distinction between vertebrate and invertebrate animals by observing and interacting with live animals and biofacts.
- Learn the defining characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
- Meet live Colorado native wildlife and perform hands-on investigations with horns, antlers, skulls, skins and more.
- Explore the interactions of living and nonliving components in Colorado's environments.
- Discover the importance of adaptations for life in Colorado's plains, mountains, and cities, and learn about patterns of wildlife distribution.
- Explore the reptilian science of live snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians!
- Participate in a variety of amazing activities as we venture through the scaly world of reptiles.
Creatures of the Night
- Meet animals that sleep all day and are awake all night.
- Discover how important these animals are to the ecosystem that they live in.