Enrich Your Field Trip with a Special Program!

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Kick off your group’s field trip with an outdoor assembly program. Students will meet an Animal Ambassador from the Zoo’s teaching collection and will receive an excellent foundation for a day of learning and fun.

Price: $130 per program (program maximum of 60 students)

Maximum group size: 60 students

Program length: 20-25 minutes


ZOOlabs are focused learning sessions that highlight animal-related topics. With hands-on activities and discussion, Zoo educators lead students though a class that supports Next Generation Science Standards and Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and focuses on use of scientific skills.
Price: $130 per program
Maximum group size: 25 students
Program length: 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the program


Read descriptions of the available ZOOlabs.


Guided Tour

These 1-hour tours are available for college groups only. The focal topic of the tour is Zoos and Conservation. Custom topics may be developed for an additional fee. For more information, contact the School and Teacher Programs team at 443-552-5303.

Price: $10 per person. Price does not include Zoo admission.

Maximum group size: 15 people per tour


FREE ZOOlab opportunity for spring 2017!

The Maryland Zoo is excited to offer a special opportunity to Title-I designated schools in Baltimore City. Though many people think of cities as places barren of wildlife, urban habitats can become biodiversity hubs given proper care and effort. Baltimore City middle schoolers are invited to come to the Zoo and engage in a workshop that will empower them to positively impact the natural world in their own backyards.

Participating classes will receive:

  • Reimbursement (up to $300) for bus transportation to the Zoo
  • Free ZOOlab (60 minutes)

Estimated value= $430.00

For more information, contact School and Teacher Programs Coordinator Tim Grunert at 443-552-5296.


This program is supported by a generous grant from The Remmel Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.

 Climate Change Partnership opportunity, spring 2017

The Maryland Zoo invites Baltimore-area middle school teachers (grades 6 through 8) to participate in a school-based partnership focused on climate change. Working with Zoo educators, teachers will guide students through a climate change mitigation project at their school. Zoo educators will visit the school to introduce the project* and students will participate in a Zoo field trip to learn more about how to mitigate climate change as a community.


Applications are now being accepted for spring 2017. Learn more or apply now!

Participating teachers receive:

  • FREE Zoo visit to your classroom by Zoo educators*
  • Reimbursement (up to $300) for bus transportation to the Zoo
  • FREE ZOOlab class at the Zoo for up to 30 students
  • Small teacher stipend

Self-Guided Tour Resources