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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Virtual Education Programs

At a Glance

  • $225 and up
  • Grades K-12 or adult education groups
  • Enjoy a virtual visit to the San Diego Zoo with one of our world-famous wildlife ambassadors and a San Diego Zoo wildlife expert! 

    Our new Virtual Education Programs take place online only, via Zoom. They are designed for school groups, grades K–12; youth groups, such as scouts, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc.; or adult learner groups, such as Road Scholars/Elderhostel or specialized residential homes. Corporate groups and those planning private events such as birthday parties should contact the Event Sales team at events@sdzwa.org for more information about programs.

    A device with internet access, and a webcam and microphone are required for this program. Teachers/education group leaders will work with the Education department reservation team to secure a confirmation email, and set up a link and instructions to access the online program on their designated date and time. Groups of various sizes can be accommodated, but for the best and most interactive experience, we strongly encourage groups to limit their audience size to 33 or fewer people. We can accommodate up to 4 classes (128 people) per program.

    To book one of these programs, contact the Education Reservation Team at 619-557-3963 or email EducationZoo@sdzwa.org.

    San Diego County K-12 public and charter school teachers can apply for program funding, provided by ArtsBusXpress, a nonprofit organization that connects students with arts and science opportunities. Please apply at artsbusxpress.org ArtsBusXpress will notify both of us if you are approved, and we'll be in touch to personalize the session for your class and secure a specific time. 

    Please note: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is not responsible for internet connectivity or other technical issues.

    Wild Art Hour

    Take a walk on your wild, artistic side! You and your students will join our Zoo educators from the safety of your own homes (or classroom) for a 60 minute LIVE, interactive tour of the Zoo. This tour will include an art lesson, time for an interactive Q&A with the Zoo educator, and two special animal experiences. 

    Required materials: Each student will need something to draw with (for example, a pencil), something to draw on (such as a piece of paper), and a device (like a computer or cell phone) with internet access!

    Program Fee: $375
    Time: 60 minutes

    Virtual Inside Story

    Teachers and their students (or other youth groups) will join a Zoo educator for a 45-minute live tour of the Zoo. This tour will include time for interactive Q&A and two exclusive opportunities—such as visiting off-view areas most visitors never see, experiencing an up-close wildlife presentation, or something else—and a live, narrated walking tour of the Zoo.

    Program fee: $300
    Time: 45 minutes

    Virtual Zoo to You

    Teachers and their students (or other youth groups) will join a Zoo educator for a 30-minute live presentation from the Zoo. This tour will include time for interactive Q&A and two exclusive opportunities—such as visiting off-view areas most visitors never see, experiencing an up-close wildlife presentation, or something else.

    Program fee: $225
    Time: 30 minutes

    619-557-3963
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