One of the world's best zoos is on the road! Bring the Zoo to your school, library, senior center or event. We offer unique educational experiences that are fun, interactive, memorable and engaging for children and adults. Our animal experts deliver programs that will educate, inspire and engage your group.
Our programs bring zoo artifacts and sometimes even live animals from our Zoo to you! View our offerings below.
Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or zoo2you@OmahaZoo.com for more information or to make a reservation.
The Virtual Field Trip program through Zoo 2 You is a proud recipient of the Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.
When you have a big audience you need big entertainment, and big education. With or without animals these programs are perfect for your school.
Our STEM experts are coming soon to a classroom near you. We provide hands-on educational experiences that make science come alive and foster a lifelong love for conservation. These programs are correlated to Nebraska and Iowa Standards. We have programs perfect for every level from Pre-K through Grade 12.
Our library programs are a perfect addition to your schedule. When you bring one of the world’s best zoos to your site, you can count on a great educational program that will fit your theme. These presentations provide a lasting memory as they inspire and educate children and adults.
Whether you have the zoo as a long term provider, or for a single visit, the Zoo is the perfect mix of education and fun for your afterschool program.
“You demonstrated the VERY BEST in after school programming and practice” – Sandra, Ed. D.
Afterschool and Summer Programs
Zoo Discovery Day = Assembly + Hands-On Classes
We spend the day at your school! Start with an assembly to get everyone excited. Then, each class gets its own Interactive Discovery Session. During this time students have close encounters with live animals, explore Zoo artifacts, and participate in hands-on activities. Recommended for grades 2-6.
When we visit your community, it is like a visit to the zoo for those who cannot attend. We will provide an update on the exciting new things at the zoo. The engrossing presentation uses pictures, videos, pelts and even live animals.
Senior Outreach Programs
If your event is looking for a guest speaker, call us to see if a zoo expert is available. We charge a small fee for speakers to help offset our costs.
Take a field trip to the Zoo without ever leaving your school. Our distance learning programs bring you inside the most popular exhibits at one of the world’s best zoos through video conferencing. Step inside the world’s largest indoor desert or North America’s largest indoor rainforest without leaving your classroom.
You will learn about the amazing animals and ecosystems at the Zoo, speak with experts and maybe even meet one of our animal ambassadors. These programs are fun, interactive and correlate with state and national standards. Programs are scheduled at your convenience. Connecting is easy. The only technology required is a webcam, microphone and Internet connection. Program Fee: $125 (out-of-state), $120 (in-state).
Submit an Application
Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-6905 or zoo2you@OmahaZoo.com for more information or to make a reservation.
The Virtual Field Trip program is a proud recipient of the Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.
Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or classes@OmahaZoo.com to reserve your Zoo-To-You trunk.