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September 21
Safari Days
No school and not sure what to do?

Grab your backpack, lunch, and safari gear and join us at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of adventure. All Safari Day dates correspond to certain LAUSD unassigned days and/or holidays.

September 30
Wild Wonder Family Slumber

Gather your family, your sleeping bags, and get ready for an overnight adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo. This exciting indoor overnight includes a nighttime guided tour of the Zoo, pizza/salad dinner, and an evening snack.

October 7
Troop Trek

Spending time together as a family is so important both for human families and animal families. Gather your troop and join us for a 90-minute guided adventure through the Zoo.

Welcome to the Education Division!

The Education Division exists to support the L.A. Zoo’s mission of Nurturing Wildlife and Enriching the Human Experience.

Education runs through every area of the Zoo, connecting visitors with our conservation messages through a variety of fun, engaging programs, creating stewards of wildlife. The Education Division commits to developing programs that are accessible, purposeful, relevant, and that meet the needs of our diverse audiences and high educational standards.

The Los Angeles Zoo’s Education Division delivers programs that are enjoyable, educational, and inspirational. In this section you will find a list of current programs. We want you to come join us!

Contributors

What we've been able to accomplish

  • More than 3,000 children from underserved schools to enjoy an all-expenses paid field trip to the Zoo (ZooPals)
  • More than 100 children to be awarded full scholarships for one week of Zoo Camp
  • Eight high school students to participate in a real in-situ animal conservation field study programs
  • The docent outreach program to reach more than 20,000 people in over 250 schools, libraries and special needs institutions
  • 4,000 standards-specific posters and lessons plans to be distributed to LAUSD schools

Contributors include

  • Boeing
  • Duttenhaver Fund
  • Ella Fitzgerald Foundation
  • Flora L. Thornton Foundation
  • Georgina Fredrick Children’s Foundation
  • Joseph Drown Foundation
  • Los Angeles Federal Credit Union
  • Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Macy’s
  • Mark Hughes Foundation
  • Union Bank Foundation
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation
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