Zoo Classes

Please Note: The Education Department offers two different types of classes. Tiny Explorers and Evening Safaris are family classes. In these two categories, children are expected to be accompanied by an adult. All other classes and camps (Junior Naturalists, Future Zoologists, and Wild Rangers), are for children only. Parents are not permitted to stay. The only exception to this rule is for children with special needs. Children with special needs are permitted to be accompanied by one adult. The Education Department must be notified before the day of the class that an adult will be accompanying a child with special needs. No adults will be permitted to stay without prior notification. If you feel your child will not be comfortable attending class without a parent, please sign up for an Evening Safari class. No refunds, transfers, credits, or vouchers will be given for cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice. For more information on this policy, please contact the Educational Programs Manager at 574-235-9070.

Evening Safari: Family Programs

At our Evening Safaris, you and your family can explore the zoo after open hours, meet animal ambassadors, create enrichment, and learn about habitat conservation!  Each date will feature a different habitat and the animals that live there. Join us as we explore deserts, grasslands, rainforests, and tundras!

All Evening Safari Classes are 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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Evening Safari: Family Programs

At our Evening Safaris, you and your family can explore the zoo after open hours, meet animal ambassadors, create enrichment, and learn about habitat conservation!  Each date will feature a different habitat and the animals that live there. Join us as we explore deserts, grasslands, rainforests, and tundras!

All Evening Safari Classes are 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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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 edZOOcators 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 edZOOcators 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, edZOOcational 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 EdZOOcational 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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