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School & Group Programs

Virtual Education Programs

At a Glance

  • Grades K–12 or Adults
  • $225 and up
  • 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. All of our virtual programs include at least two special experiences. Will you check out a behind-the-scenes area? Meet an animal up close? Or something else? It's always a fun surprise in our virtual programs, which are adaptable for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 

    Our Virtual Education Programs take place online only, via Zoom or Google Meet. 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. We are not offering virtual programs for corporate or other private groups at this time.

    A device with internet access is required for this program. A webcam and microphone are also recommended. 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. 

    To book one of these programs, contact the Education Reservation Team at 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. Once you submit, ArtsBusXpress will review your application. Subject to approval, ArtsBusXpress will notify both of us, and we'll be in touch to personalize the session for your class and secure a specific time. 

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

    Grades K–12: Virtual Wild Art Hour

    60 minutes – $375

    Take a walk on your wild, artistic side! This program will include an art lesson, time for an interactive Q&A with a Zoo educator, and two special surprise wildlife experiences. Your Zoo educators will include information about animals' adaptations, their habitats, and other unique characteristics! If there are any specific areas of focus you would like our educators to incorporate, please let us know when you request your program.

    Grades K–12: Virtual Inside Story Tour

    45 minutes – $300

    This program will include viewing of several of our favorite animals, time for an interactive Q&A with a Zoo educator, and two surprise wildlife experiences. Topics will include habitats and food webs, conservation, and best practices in wildlife care. If there are any specific areas of focus you would like our educators to incorporate, please let us know when you request your program.

    Virtual Zoo to You Tour

    30 minutes – $225

    This tour will include two surprise special wildlife experiences. Will you check out a behind-the-scenes area? Meet an animal up close? Or something else? It's always a fun surprise on this tour, which is adaptable for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics will include habitats and food webs, conservation, and best practices in wildlife care. If there are any specific areas of focus you would like our educators to incorporate, please let us know when you request your program.

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