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School and Teacher Engagement

The outdoor classroom is powerful. It encourages focus and curiosity while supporting students across many disciplines. When combined with the magic of live animal observation, the outdoor classroom becomes a living entity, fostering deep and transformational learning. Welcome to your amazing outdoor classroom, the Los Angeles Zoo. We can’t wait to explore with you!

School Group Field Trips

For field trip information related to all LAUSD and non-LAUSD primary or secondary schools, university, and adult school special needs field trips, including scholarships, please view our Community Programs page.

Discover Points

The L.A. Zoo invites school groups to join the Learning & Engagement team as scientists at our new Discover Points! Students will have opportunities to make observations, ask questions, and develop hypotheses in real time. Make sure to ask where the discover points are as you arrive and we’ll see you in the field!

October Discover Points: Gorillas, Elephants of Cambodia

Classroom Engagement

“How do you Zoo?” videos coming soon

Teacher Professional Development Workshops

  • Sense of Place – October 12, 2019
  • Nature Play – November 16, 2019
  • California Wildlife and Community Science – January 25, 2020
  • Bringing the Outdoors In – February 22, 2020

For more information on Teacher Professional Development Workshops and Preview Days contact [email protected].

Teacher Preview Days

  • Fall – Tuesday, October 1
  • Winter – Tuesday, January 28
  • Spring – Tuesday, March 3

 

For more information on Teacher Professional Development Workshops and Preview Days contact [email protected].

ZOO PALS

Zoo Pals is a special grant-funded program that provides qualified schools and school-affiliated groups with free admission and transportation to the Los Angeles Zoo.

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