ZOOlabs

With hands-on activities and discussion, ZOOlab instructors lead students through a class that focuses on use of scientific skills and supports Next Generation Science Standards and Maryland College and Career-ready Standards.

  • Price: $140 per program, weekday programs during the school year
    • An additional fee of $50 will be added for programs on weekends or during the summer season.
  • Maximum group size: 25 students
  • Program length: 45–60 minutes, depending on the program

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To book a ZOOlab, contact School Programs Coordinator Danielle Smith at danielle.smith@marylandzoo.org.


Custom ZOOlab

Looking to engage your students on a specific topic during their Zoo visit? The School Programs team is happy to discuss requests for custom ZOOlabs.

  • Price: $240 ($140 per program, plus $100 custom development fee), for weekday programs during the regular school year. After payment of the custom development fee, additional sessions of the program may be booked at the regular ZOOlab rate of $140 per program.
  • Maximum group size: 25 students
  • Program length: up to 60 minutes

*Note: Custom ZOOlabs require a minimum of two (2) months advance booking before the preferred program date. Fees for custom ZOOlabs must be paid at the time of booking. There will be no refund of the custom development fee for cancelled programs.

To discuss your curricular needs, contact School Programs Coordinator Danielle Smith at danielle.smith@marylandzoo.org.


Zoo Introduction

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

  • Price: $140 per program (maximum of 60 students)
    • An additional fee of $50 will be added for programs on weekends or during the summer season.
  • Maximum group size: 60 students
  • Program length: 20–25 minutes

To book a Zoo Introduction, contact School Programs Coordinator Danielle Smith at danielle.smith@marylandzoo.org.


Distance Learning

Ask an Educator Program

Give your whole class an opportunity to pose their questions to a zoo professional from the comfort of your classroom!

With a 30-minute distance-learning session, your students can interact directly with a Zoo staff member about animal-related topics.

  • Price: $80, in-state (Maryland) school
    • $100, out-of-state school
  • Maximum group size: 35 participants
  • Program length: 30 minutes

For more information, or to book a session, contact the School Programs team at fieldtrips@marylandzoo.org.