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The Fort Worth Zoo offers classes for home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 two Tuesdays a month from September to December and January to May. Classes, $25 each, are from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and include a snack, live animal presentation, guided Zoo hike and admission for each student to the Zoo on class day. Please note that the same class is offered twice a month.

2018 Home School Classes
Children ages 6 to 8:

From nests way up high in the trees to tunnels way underground, animals have homes just like people do. Homes help keep us safe. Classes will compare Zoo animal homes to theirs!


Jan. 9, 23 | Home Sweet Home: Museum of Living Art (MOLA) 
Feb. 13, 27 | Home Sweet Home: World of Primates
Mar. 6, 27 | Home Sweet Home: African Savannah/Asian Falls
Apr. 10, 24 | Home Sweet Home: Texas Wild! and Penguins
May 8, 22 | Home Sweet Home: Raptor Canyon and Great Barrier Reef

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Children ages 9 to 12:

Why do animals migrate? What pathways do migrating animals take? Animal migration is the large-scale movement of a species from one place to another. This class will explore how and why animals migrate. Each student will learn grade-appropriate information based upon Texas Department of Education standards for Science, Math, and English and Language Arts.


Jan. 9, 23 | Amazing Migrations: Invertebrates
Feb. 13, 27 | Amazing Migrations: Ocean Migrations
Mar. 6, 27 | Amazing Migrations: Birds
Apr. 10, 24 | Amazing Migrations: Mammals
May. 8, 22 | Amazing Migrations: Migration Super Animals

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Weekday Home School Volunteens

This program provides local home-schooled teens, ages 12 to 17, the opportunity to assist our Zoo Preschool teachers. They help set up, clean up and assist students with crafts and excursions into the Zoo. Volunteens come in once a week for either half of the day or a full day. There are also Summer Zoo Camp volunteen opportunities. The fall session runs from September to December and the spring session runs from January to May. Applications are completed online and interviews are scheduled after the final application date. After interviewing all applicants, the Education staff will make selections. Selected Volunteens are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester.

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Home School Day:
Thursday, May 31, 2018

All home-schooled children and their families are invited to a fun-filled educational day in the wilds of the Zoo. Learn amazing facts from our zookeepers at more than 20 Wild Encounters and enjoy asking Zoo staff your best animal questions around the Zoo’s world-class exhibits!

Home School Day visitors are able to participate in zoo-wide adventures!

Registration opens on May 1.

For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201
email: education@fortworthzoo.org