Homeschool Offerings

Homeschool Offerings

For the safety of staff and participants, we are not currently able to provide in person programs at the zoo or at your site. However, we are excited to offer our NEW Digital Zoo School Series running once a week February through March! Pre-registration is required. See below for session details and to register.

Let the Zoo help support your teaching efforts through programming, resources and events. We design our programs to help families explore, discover and observe the natural world.

DISCOVER OUR VIRTUAL ANIMAL EXPERIENCES

Program Offerings & Pricing
NEW Digital Zoo School

Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for a series of virtual classes designed for homeschool students. This series runs from April through the last week of May. Pre-registration is required.
6 week session: Starting Friday, April 16th and ending on Friday, May 21st.

Program Cost: $78

 

Creature Communication (5-7yo Class)

Time: Fridays at 9:00am - (4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21)

Join us as we discover the creative ways that creatures communicate. Through sound, smell and even dance moves… These animals have a lot to say!

Register here!

 

Species Spotlight (8-12yo Class)

Time: Fridays at 10:00am - (4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21)

Bring your sunglasses: this session in zoo school is a Species Spotlight! Each week will focus on a species from one of the zones in the zoo. We will discuss their natural history and adaptations, and explore how their habitats at the zoo were designed to support and encourage their natural behaviors. We will also pop on our scientist caps while we meet ambassador animals and figure out how those species are similar and different to the animal in our weekly spotlight. It’s sure to be a wild adventure!

Register here!

 

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $15.00 processing fee per child, will be given up to April 13, 2021.  No refunds will be made after this date. There is a one-time registration fee for all class dates. We will not prorate for missed classes.

A minimum number of registrants is required to run a class. Families will be notified 48 hours in advance of the first scheduled class and be issued a full refund if a class needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment. 

Questions? Contact Andrea Stein at Astein@rwpzoo.org or call (401)785-3510 ext. 359

In-person Zoo School

Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for a series of monthly, hour-long classes, designed for homeschool students. These drop-off classes start in September and run through April. Pre-registration is required.

*Please note: A Roger Williams Park Zoo or Reciprocal Membership is required for all non- Zoo School participants including parents, guardians, and siblings. Without a membership, non- zoo school participants, entering the zoo for drop-off, will be required to pay admission.

Dates: In person Zoo School is closed until further notice

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. For more information, please contact Program Registrar, Courtney Stockard at cstockard@rwpzoo.org.

Cost:

  • Ages 4-12: $104 for the series
  • Ages 13-16: $144 for the series

Offerings:

  • Ages 4-5: Animal Exploration 
  • 10:30-11:30 am
  • 12:00-1:00 pm 
    • A great introduction to Zoo School! Participants will explore a specific animal each month through stories, crafts, games, centers and encounters with animal ambassadors.
    • *For the safety of the participants, this class does not include exploration within the Zoo. 
    • *Please note even though the theme is same as the 2018-2019 Zoo School Series, all of the monthly topics will be different.*
  • Ages 6-8: Animal Classification 
  • 10:30-11:30 am  /  12:00-1:00 pm
    • Through centers, crafts, games and encounters with animal ambassadors, participants will explore how scientists classify animals based on their structures.
    • *For the safety of the participants, this class does not include exploration within the Zoo.
  • Ages 9-12: Nicknames and Nomenclatures 
  • 10:30-11:30 am  /  12:00- 1:00 pm
    • Through lessons, activities, encounters with animal ambassadors and exploration of the Zoo, participants will explore taxonomy using the hierarchical system for classifying and identifying organisms.
  • Ages 13-16: Animal Related Careers: Explore the Possibilities 
  • 1:30-2:30 pm
    • Through interactive lessons, encounters with animal ambassadors and Zoo exploration, participants will explore animal related career opportunities.

Questions? Contact Andrea Stein at Astein@rwpzoo.org or call (401)785-3510 ext. 359.

Zoomobile Programs

Through interactive educational presentations and live "animals interviews," the Zoomobile carries a message of compassion for all living things and a greater understanding of our wonder-filled living planet. We will present all of our Zoomobile programs at the Zoo or at your location.

Each program includes a lesson, activity and three live animals. The program is for a seated audience (30 max.).

Pricing:

  • At your Location:
    • Daytime Monday-Friday: $140 for a single program; $100 for each additional program on the same day. (Mileage fee may apply.)
    • Evenings and Weekends: $175 for a single program; $125 for each additional program on the same day. (Mileage fee may apply.)
  • At the Zoo:
    • $13/child (12 and under); $16/child (ages 13+)
    • (Minimum of 15 participants needed for a program at the Zoo.)

Request a Program NOW

Questions? Contact Andrea Stein at Astein@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 359.