For Educators

Reserve a field trip, find lesson plans, and connect with Zoo educators online. The Zoo has both in-person and virtual options for students and teachers to explore.

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Onsite Field Trips

Onsite field trips are back for the 2022-2023 school year! Reserve your spot now. Please note: Reservations are currently available through December 18, 2022. Reservations for 2023 will be available beginning November 14, 2022.

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Zoo School Webinars

Join Learning & Engagement staff for live-steamed Zoo School Webinars!

Virtual Field Trip (English)

Virtual Field Trip (English)

This field trip can be used by anyone, including teachers, guardians, and students.

Excursión virtual (español)

Excursión virtual (español)

Esta excursión puede ser utilizada por cualquier persona, incluyendo maestros, tutores y estudiantes.

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2021 AZA Award Winner: Docent-Led Virtual Field Trips for Schools

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

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ZOO PALS Scholarships

ZOO PALS is a special grant-funded program for Title I schools that provides kindergarten through 5th grade teachers and their students with FREE virtual programming and supplies for their students.

Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

Join us as we hear from our zookeepers and see some incredible animal adaptations up close!

Animal Observations

Animal Observations

Spend some quality time with amazing animals in these extended-length videos. Practice observations, learn something new, or just have a zen moment while hanging out with L.A.

Nature Tries

Nature Tries

Nature Tries are fun and flexible ways to connect with nature no matter where you are and what your comfort level. Use our ideas as a starting point, and make each Try your own.

Enormous Elephants

Zoo Camplettes

Fun-filled activity packs designed for the young animal enthusiasts who wish every day was a Zoo Camp day.