Reading comes to life as we combine children’s books, biofacts, and a live animal in this adventure for children ages 3 – 5. Content depends on featured animal (i.e., an armadillo, rabbit, hedgehog, lizard, owl, or a turtle).
Spots and Stripes
Animals have colors and patterns for a reason. Compare fur and feathers to see if they are hiding or warning of danger.
Compare the colors, shapes, and sizes of eggs and discover why they are a safe place for a baby to grow.
Move It, Move It
Slither, soar, and stroll as you explore the different ways animals move.
Okie Dokie Animals
Whether you are looking out the window or driving through the state, amazing animals live in Oklahoma - where WE live too!
Smell with Your Tongue
See it, hear it, smell it, and touch it! Experience the uncommon ways animals use their common senses. (For groups of 40 or less.)
Some babies are born looking like their parents, others must transform. Discover animal life cycles where there’s more than meets the eye!
Now you see it, now you don’t! Learn how colors and patterns help animals hide.
Celebration of Elephants
It's a pachyderm party! Learn how the Zoo is making a "ton" of difference for Asian elephants worldwide. (Please note - This class is 30 minutes. Also, no live animals are presented in this class, only biofacts.)
Where animals live determines what they look like. Check out the adaptations they use for survival.
Little Sod House on the Prairie
Imagine taking a journey by covered wagon to discover prairie wildlife and how the settlers learned to survive solely from the land.
Fabulous animals live all around us, but many have adapted to city living so well that you may never see them.
Being spineless has its advantages, at least when you live underwater. Dive deep into the lives of aquatic invertebrates. (Please note - no live animals are presented in this class, only biofacts.)
Take an exciting look at how—and why—animals move. Identify their tracks and the story behind them!
5th - 6th Grade
Dinners & Diners
The stakes are high in this eat-or-be-eaten game! Explore the adaptations and feeding strategies that help predators and prey survive another day.
Keepers of the Earth
Water connects us with all animal and plant life. In this interactive program, students work to find a balance between man and nature in “our town.”
Owl Pellet Lab
Owls cough up undigested food, gross! Unwrap and dissect an owl pellet to discover an amazing world of critters hiding inside. (Additional fees apply.)
What’s in a name? In this case, plenty of characteristics. Test your skills in a taxonomic matching game with animal artifacts.
What's Buggin' You?
Don’t “bug out” on this opportunity. Uncover the whole story about insect characteristics and their integral role in our world.
Wildlife Crime Stoppers
Clues left by animals reveal something about them. Use math and animal artifacts to solve animal crimes.
7th - 12th Grade
Learn how and why we train our zoo animals, the basics of behavior modification, and play the training game. Video footage of training sessions may be paired with an on-grounds training session (staff dependent).
Animal S.O.S. (Save Our Species)
Animals in Oklahoma and around the world are in trouble! Come discover why animals are endangered and what you can do to help.
Nighttime is incredibly busy with sneaking, skittering and prowling. Find out how animals at night have adapted to survive in low light.
Zoos face many challenges when creating animal exhibits. In this simulation game, teams make decisions about animals, buildings, and visitor amenities to create a 21st century zoo.