Programs for Home Schools

FREE Field Trips for Maryland Students

Maryland home-school families are eligible to register for a field trip through the grant-funded Free Admission for Maryland Students program. Registration and a minimum of two-weeks’ notice is required to participate.  Documentation of home school status (e.g., an umbrella card, a recent home school review, a letter from the school system) may be requested to complete your reservation.

>>Register for a field trip<<

New Program Just for Homeschool Families!


  • Guided tours of select areas of the Zoo, focusing on ways we can work together to protect wildlife


  • Home-school students in grades K through 8, along with their teacher(s)


  • March 17, 2017, 1:30-2:30pm – SOLD OUT
  • March 31, 2017, 1:30-2:30pm – SOLD OUT

Waitlists are available for both dates. Fill out the registration form using the button below to be added to the waitlist.

How Much?  

  • $10 per person

Advanced registration is required. After your request is processed, the Education Department will contact you to finalize payment. 

Click here to register for this program

For more information, contact School Programs Coordinator Tim Grunert at


Home School Classes

Home school classes for Fall 2017 will take place on Fridays. A schedule of topics will be available in mid-August.

Cheetah Cub Session (Grades K-3)

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Lion’s Pride Session (Ages 9–12)


Information on fall sessions coming soon.





For more information about Home School programs at The Maryland Zoo, please contact the Education Department at