Denver Zoo Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Curriculum
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1st Grade - Extension Learning Opportunities


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Consider booking one of these related programs to provide your students with a unique experience that deepens their learning at the zoo and/or in the
classroom. Advance registration is required of all programs.

Denver Zoo Field Trip
Education Programs at Denver Zoo

Unit-aligned programs that immerse your students in the animals, ecosystems and culture of Toyota Elephant Passage, during your field trip at Denver Zoo.

 "Animal Adaptations" Guided Tour

Explore the zoo with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced docents as you compare and contrast Toyota Elephant Passage with other zoo exhibits, all supporting the curriculum topics of the Toyota Elephant Passage Discovery Units. These active programs, aligned with Colorado Academic Standards, take place both inside Toyota Elephant Passage and in other areas of the zoo. In this Guided Tour: Discover how an animal’s characteristics help it survive.  This program has been intentionally created to support the 1st Grade Awesome Adaptations Field Trip Discovery Units.

Minimum of 10 students, maximum 2 adults per tour group (cap of 100 participants per day)
When: Available Mon-Fri, September-April. Tour is 90 minutes for grades 1-3.
Cost: $6/student; Smaller groups will be charged for a minimum of 15 students
Register: Online Registration

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 Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventures at Denver Zoo

Bunk with the Beasts is an overnight learning adventure at Denver Zoo, designed to encourage bonding time, shared projects and special zoo experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime.  Although this program is not currently aligned specifically with the Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Discovery Units, it explores topics matching this unit’s general theme.  Below are the Bunk programs that we recommend for this Field Trip Discovery Unit. Please visit the link below for more information on this additional program opportunity.
  • Rainforest Wonders

Who: Up to 100 participants
When: Available September -May, 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Visit our website or email us at for a custom date to work with your schedule.
Cost: $49/student; 1 chaperone per 10 students FREE. Additional chaperones $39.

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Denver Zoo Outreach
Loan Libraries at Your School

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Important Things to Know for All Extension Learning Opportunities:

  • Please register at least two weeks in advance (requested dates are guaranteed only upon confirmation by Denver Zoo).
  • Bilingual programs may be available upon request.
  • Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo's Red Apple Fund.
  • For Outreach Programs, travel fees apply outside of SCFD, and layover fees apply to breaks exceeding 60 minutes between programs.

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