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!

Online Teacher Workshop

Online Teacher Workshop

Adapting to the new virtual learning landscape has presented a unique challenge to all educators. The Los Angeles Zoo is adapting too, and we invite you to join us as we chart this new virtual course together. This one hour workshop will feature an in-depth, virtual discussion about our online learning resources, how they can support your efforts in your digital classroom, and what you would like our future resources to contain.

Virtual School Programs

Virtual School Programs bring the Zoo to your (virtual) classroom! Choose from our growing suite of programs designed to foster your students’ skills as scientists with the people and animals that can only be found at the L.A. Zoo.

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.

Slow Down Zones

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

Classroom Engagement

Teacher Professional Development Workshops

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

Teacher Preview Days

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


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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