Caldwell Zoo provides many educational opportunities designed to enrich school curricula. Programs are age-appropriate, interactive learning experiences that incorporate Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
The following 30-minute programs are offered either on zoo grounds (free with zoo admission) or in your classroom (call for outreach costs). All classes must be booked in advance. Class size is limited.
A storybook, a live animal, songs and finger plays make this learning ed-venture more fun than a barrel of you-know-whats!
Fur and feathers, scales and skin – discover vertebrate animal classification by "critter covers."
Use your five senses to learn how animals depend on their senses.
Animal babies are always special! Learn how animal parents care for their young ones.
Check out the cool (hot and aquatic, too) ways animals are adapted for survival in their habitats.
What do the black rhinoceros, ring-tailed lemur and African lion have in common? They're all endangered species.
Adaptations are the key to survival. Unlock some of the mysteries behind animal survival.
These hands-on, very interactive programs are designed to reinforce TEKS through experiments, activities, games and up-close encounters with small animals.
These 90-minute programs are available on zoo grounds ($3.00/student) or in your classroom ($5.00/student). Limited availability in April and May.
Third Graders discover that habitats are crucial for all living organisms.
Fourth Graders will learn some of the survival strategies animals use in the wild.
Fifth Graders will know that all living organisms have a life/growth cycle with likenesses that may be inherited or learned.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour as you learn more about Caldwell Zoo and the animals that call the zoo home. Please allow 60-90 minutes for the tour. Group sizes are limited.
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Some of our favorite wildlife and wild places are on the endangered species list. Find out why and what YOU can do.
Caldwell Zoo feeds almost 3,000 animals. Discover what goes into feeding all these hungry mouths.