Do you have a school-aged (4-16 year old) student who is hooked on nature and animals? Well then, the Caldwell Zoo Homeschool Program is for you! Your student will dive into a world of adventure and learn all about the animals that share the world around us. Each class will include age-appropriate exploration of the topic, time on zoo grounds, and an opportunity to make lasting friendships.
Registration for Homeschool Happenings will be open in August.
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season:
Homeschool classes meet once a month for a total of 6 sessions. Beginning fall 2019, classes will meet for three hours from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm on select days. With the extended time at the zoo, we will provide a light snack for all students. Watch for registration for the next program to open in the fall.
ZooMembers: $100 for 6 sessions
Non-members: $115 for 6 sessions
Macaw: 4-5 year olds
Pelican: 6-8 year olds
Swan: 9-11 year olds
Eagle: 12-16 year olds
Frequently Asked Questions
We will have up to 15 students and two teachers per class.
Just a reusable water bottle and a smile! Your student is welcome to bring a camera if they would like, but we ask that your students leave everything else at home, including toys, stuffed animals, books, etc. If your student has a cell phone that you would like them to bring with them, they are welcome to bring it and have it off unless an emergency arises. If we notice the cell phone becoming a distraction, we will hold it until the end of class.
If you know your student will not be in class on the day of his/her session, or if you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible. You may email us at email@example.com, or call us at 903-593-0121 ext. 228.
Sessions will occur rain or shine! Please send your child in the appropriate clothing. Due to child safety, if your child is not appropriately dressed for the weather, the camp staff has the right to send them home. In case of lightning, all activities will move indoors. If weather is predicted that is severe enough to warrant canceling, Education staff will contact all participants.
Caldwell Zoo does not provide refunds for cancelled registrations. You are welcome to find another child to take your student's spot for the entire season as long as it is before the start of the first session date. To transfer registration to another child, you must notify zoo staff at least one month prior to the start of the session. Registration for the new student must be received two weeks before the first class, or else Caldwell Zoo holds the right to refuse participation.
We welcome children with special needs! We ask that the guardian inform us of the needs of the child so we are able to accommodate. If your child requires the assistance of an aide, the aide is more than welcome to join the child free of charge, but this must be arranged at the time of registration.
Please call 903-593-0121, and they will coordinate with your child's teacher.
Please feel free to contact our Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 903-593-0121 ext. 228.