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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!

School Groups

School Group

Field Trips

During school field trips at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, explore nature and learn about the animals with chaperones on self-guided visits or docent-led tours.

Children and Families

Camp Keeper Talks at Jaguars

Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp Registration is now open!

Family Classes

Family Classes the Zoo

Zoo Overnights

Zoo Overnights

Scout Programs

Students, Adults, and Special Needs

Adult Programs

Adult Education


Special Needs Outreach


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

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
Mark Hughes Foundation
Union Bank Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundation

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