Program Descriptions

ZOOmobile Program Descriptions

Each ZOOmobile program below features 3-4 live Animal Ambassadors that are selected based on the program topic of your choice. (NOTE:  We cannot guarantee specific animal requests.)  If you are looking for a specific program topic that you do not see listed below, please contact us to discuss further options. Click here to request a program.

Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs (ages 2-5)

Group size: Up to 35 participants
Program length: 30 minutes
Price: Winter (8/26/15 – 6/17/16):  $150 (plus travel fee if applicable), Summer (6/18/16 – 8/31/16): $160 (plus travel fee if applicable)

Program topics:

ABC Mystery

Learn about animals while practicing the ABC’s in this fun, interactive program. Ages 2 to 3. 


One, Two, Who’s at the Zoo?

Meet new animals the Zoo’s owb, special book about counting animals, up to 10. Ages 2 to 3. 


Barnyard Bonanzoo!

Discover the essential goods farm animals provide through an interactive puppet show. Ages 2 to 4. 


Sensory Safari

Learn about the five senses and discover how animals use their senses to survive. Ages 2 to 5.


The Big Book of Animal Tails

Explore the many ways animals use their tails through a song all about tails. Ages 4 to 5.


Waddle and Wiggle

Get up and move around in this program about animals and the ways they move.   Ages 4 to 5. 


The Bare Necessities – NEW!

Learn about what animals need for survival in this program about the basics of habitats . Ages 5 to 6.


Critter Costumes – NEW!

Discover the similarities and differences between vertebrate animals while playing dress up. Ages 5 to 6.

School-Age Programs (ages 6-12 years)

Group size: Up to 100 participants

Program length: 50 minutes
Price: Winter (8/26/15 – 6/17/16): $220 (plus travel fee if applicable), Summer (6/18/16 – 8/31/16): $235 (plus travel fee if applicable).

Program topics:

Amazing Adaptations

Discover some of the amazing adaptations animals have for life in the wild, and use our challenge activities to compare them to our own abilities. Grades 1 to 3.


Critter Costumes

Discover the similarities and differences between vertebrate animals while playing dress up. Grades 1 to 3.


Going, Going, Gone

Every day, more species and habitat vanish. Find out how our actions impact our world and learn ways we can protect the richness of life on our planet. Grades 1 to 3.


Habitat Happenings

Explore the diversity of worldwide habitats and learn how animals – and humans – survive in different places around the world. Grades 1 to 3.


Living Places, Living Planet

Discover the many habitats that wild animals call home, and learn what living things need to survive where they live. Grades 1 to 3.


Maryland Native Species

Learn to appreciate Maryland’s habitats and native wildlife in this interactive program. Grades 1 to 3. 


Night Shift

Discover why some animals come out at night and how they use their senses for life in the dark. Grades 1 to 3.


Who Runs the Zoo? 

Take an imaginary journey through the Zoo and explore zoo careers. Students will learn what it takes to make a zoo run smoothly.  Grades 1 to 3.


Fear: Friend or Foe? – NEW & IMPROVED!

Learn why many feared animals are essential to maintaining a balanced environment and healthy ecosystem in this game-show-style program. Grades 3 to 7.


On the Wing

Meet some of our feathered friends and learn about their unique adaptations in this program about feathers and flight. Grades 3 to 7.


Scaly Skins

Spend time with cold-blooded Zoo animals and compare reptiles and amphibians. Grades 3 to 7.

Adult Programs (ages 13 years and up)

Group size: Up to 100 participants
Program length: 50 minutes
Price: Winter (8/26/15 – 6/17/16): $220 (plus travel fee if applicable), Summer (6/18/16 – 8/31/16): $235 (plus travel fee if applicable).

Program topics:

Amazing Adaptations

Discover some of the amazing adaptations animals have for life in the wild, and meet some animals with their own unique ways to survive.


Endangered Species

Endangered species are being pushed toward extinction by a variety of threats ranging from pollution to over-exploitation.  Meet some endangered animals up close and learn what you can do to help them survive.


Fear: Friend or Foe?

Meet some commonly feared animals and learn why they merit our respect more than our fear.


Fur, Feathers, and Scales

Get an up close view of representatives from different animal families and discover what makes each unique and special.


Night Shift

Meet nocturnal visitors and learn how they are adapted for life in the dark.


On the Wing

Meet some of our feathered friends and learn about their unique adaptations in this program about feathers and flight.


Scaly Skins

Spend time with cold-blooded Zoo animals and compare reptiles and amphibians.