We offer different types of field trips, including in-person Classroom Programs and Guided Tours. Find the one that fits your needs!
Bring your students to the Prospect Park Zoo and have one of our talented educators lead your class through an hour-long wild experience. Programs are designed to meet appropriate learning standards in a way everyone is sure to enjoy: exploring wildlife, meeting an animal, and engaging in an active learning environment.
Animal Behavior & Enrichment
Classroom Program | 5th - 8th
Zoos provide their animals with behavioral enrichments, such as new smells, toys, and foods, to enhance the animal's physical and mental well-being. In this program, students will observe animal behavior both up close in the classroom and in the zoo and design, build, and help deliver their own enrichment items to one of our exhibit species. During this experience, students will practice using ethogram charts to map changes in animal behavior.
Peak Price March-August: $200/class; Off Peak Price Sept-Feb: $175/class
Build your own Prospect Park Zoo field trip! From Adaptations to Ecosystem Dynamics, Inheritance & Variation to Nature in Art, one of our experienced educators will customize the activities for your group.
Want to meet and animal and have a guided tour? Just let us know what you're studying and we'll tailor the experience for your group. All programs will include an up-close animal encounter, a trip to the exhibits, and activities that correspond to your curriculum.