Homeschool at the Zoo

Maryland homeschool groups (age 5 through grade 12) are eligible to participate in the grant-funded Free Field Trip Program.

Enhance your visit further by booking a class or guided tour! (Additional fees apply.)

Gather fellow homeschool families to enjoy an in-depth ZOOlab class or a Zoo Introduction program. ZOOlabs can accommodate up to 25 participants and are best for groups with students of the same or very close ages.

Does your homeschool group contain a wide range of ages? Guided Tours can accommodate up to 15 participants, from children to adults!


Looking for a creative experience for students ages 8 to 14? Check out our 2019 Junior Photo Safari series! Tickets go on sale in late Fall 2018.

  • May 2019: Fur
    Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 2019: Scales
    Sunday, July 7, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • September 2019: Feathers
    Saturday, September 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • October 2019: Animals in Movement
    Sunday, October 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Plan ahead to join the Zoo for citizen science opportunities in 2019!

  • February 2019: Great Backyard Bird Count
    Saturday, February 17th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • March 2019: FrogWatch USA™
    Saturday, March 23rd, time to be determined
  • April 2019: iNaturalist and Project Budburst
    Sunday, April 21st, time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • August 2019: Bumble Bee Watch and the Lost Ladybug Project
    Sunday, August 18th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Keep an eye out for more information on our Educational Events page!