Zoo Classes

Homeschool Classes

Make the zoo your classroom! This engaging program encourages homeschool students to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. Each homeschool class series is designed with an overarching student project and include animal encounters, exhibit tours, and much more! Classes are offered as a spring and fall series for students aged 6-8 and 9-12. Single class packages not available.

Homeschool Classes

Make the zoo your classroom!  This engaging program encourages homeschool students to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. Each homeschool class series is designed with an overarching student project and include animal encounters, exhibit tours, and much more! Classes are offered as a spring and fall series for students aged 6-8 and 9-12. Single class packages not available.

Zoo Camp-In-A-Box

Spring Camp-In-A-Box available in March 2021.

Host camp from the comfort of your own home with Zoo Camp-in-a-Box! 

Each box contains 7-8 age-appropriate activities per day for a five-day camp week, including supplies for games, crafts, zoo animal videos, and more! Camp-In-A-Box is designed for kids aged 5-12, with instructions on modifying activities for each age level.

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Zoo Camp-In-A-Box

Spring Camp-In-A-Box available Spring of 2021

Host camp from the comfort of your own home with Zoo Camp-in-a-Box!  Each box contains 7-8 age-appropriate activities per day for a five-day camp week, including supplies for games, crafts, zoo animal videos, and more! Camp-In-A-Box is designed for kids aged 5-12, with instructions on modifying activities for each age level.

Available in Spring 2021.

Indiana Bird Walk – SOLD OUT

Join Zoo education staff member and avid-birder, Melissa, for a one and a half hour guided birding trip through the Zoo. We will start with a bird walk around the Zoo, and then we will finish with a special animal encounter with one of the Zoo’s native resident birds! Bird lovers of all ages are invited to bring their binoculars, bird field guides, and cameras for this special experience during the Zoo’s closed season!

Registration Required.

Indiana Bird Walk is 8:30 AM to 10 AM

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Indiana Bird Walk

Join Zoo education staff member and avid-birder, Melissa, for a one and a half hour guided birding trip through the Zoo. We will start with a bird walk around the Zoo, and then we will finish with a special animal encounter with one of the Zoo’s native resident birds! Bird lovers of all ages are invited to bring their binoculars, bird field guides, and cameras for this special experience during the Zoo’s closed season!

Registration Required.

Indiana Bird Walk is 8:30 AM to 10 AM

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Zoo To You

Let Potawatomi Zoo bring some of the Zoo to you with Zoo-to-You Outreach Program. The Potawatomi Zoo’s ZooMobile can travel to your location with educators and animals for a fun, educational experience!

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Zoo To You

Let Potawatomi Zoo bring some of the Zoo to you with Zoo-to-You Outreach Program. The Potawatomi Zoo’s ZooMobile can travel to your location with educators and animals for a fun and educational experience!

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Conservation Scouts

Conservation Scouts is a two-hour program that allows scouts to get involved with the Zoo and to talk about conservation. After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch!

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Conservation Scouts

The Conservation Scouts program allows scouts to get involved with the Zoo and wildlife conservation. After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch!

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Field Trips

Take learning beyond the classroom by visiting the Potawatomi Zoo for a fun-filled, educational field trip!

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Field Trips

Take learning beyond the classroom by visiting the Potawatomi Zoo for a fun-filled field trip! Add an Educational class to your trip for up-close encounters with zoo animal ambassadors. Call or e-mail the Education Department for more information on field trip classes: (574) 235-7621 or zooeducation@potawatomizoo.org. 

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Zoo Snooze Sleepover

At a Zoo Snooze Sleepover you can stay overnight with your favorite zoo animals! Experience the zoo when the sun goes down with  after-hours animal encounters, activities ,behind -the-scenes, and more. Zoo Snooze Sleepovers are a great way to celebrate a special occasion, have a family reunion, or bond with your scout group! 

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Zoo Snooze Sleepover

At a Zoo Snooze Sleepover you can stay overnight with your favorite zoo animals! Experience the zoo when the sun goes down with  after-hours animal encounters, activities,behind -the-scenes, and more. Zoo Snooze Sleepovers are a great way to celebrate a special occasion, have a family reunion, or bond with your scout group! 

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