Central Florida Zoo Offers Programs for Families

The Central Florida Zoo is once again answering the call of families as Central Florida students are heading back to the classroom, logging in for virtual learning, and many homeschool families are doing the same.

Central Florida Zoo ZooVenture Educational Program 2020

Building on years of providing homeschool families with a variety of programs to help bring the classroom to life, the Central Florida Zoo has a series of programs families may want to take advantage of in these times.

Registration is now open for the Central Florida Zoo’s ZOOventure Programs which offer both onsite and virtual classes for children ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 13 as well as onsite family workshops.

Classes are offered monthly from September through May, with topics ranging from animal calls and the food chain to taxonomy and mutations.

“Education is at the very heart of what we do at the Central Florida Zoo,” said Stephanie Williams, the Zoo’s director. “Seeing students make the connection when they see something they read about up close and personal is truly a gift.”

ZOOventure Programs include up-close animal encounters, games, crafts, and activities. The virtual versions of the programs will include materials typically found at home, and a list will be provided one week in advance.

Virtual classes are $10 per child for annual pass holders and $12 per child for non-pass holders. Onsite classes are $15 per child for annual pass holders and $18 per child for non-pass holders. Family workshops are $20 per family for annual pass holders and $25 per family for non-pass holders.

Classes are limited in size, and onsite classes will include other social distancing and safety measures. Registration is required at least one week in advance.

To view the entire schedule, class topics, and more visit their website.

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