School Programs

The Zoological Society Conservation Education Department offers a variety of school programs in accordance with Common Core, State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Model Early Learning and Next Generation Science Standards. All classes offer engaging educational experiences about science, animals and conservation! This fall, we anticipate offering limited in-person programs and virtual offerings through ZooConnect.

Inquiries for fall 2021 will be accepted for programs starting mid-September via an online inquiry form. We anticipate offering school programs as of mid-October. In the meantime, you may express your interest in our school programs here. By adding your contact details, we will ensure to send you e-mail updates as more information becomes available.

For more information about our in-person and virtual offerings, please read the additional information below!

In-Person Programs

Our in-person school programs are dynamic experiences that allow learners in grades K-5 to connect to the Milwaukee County Zoo! Programs provide students with the opportunity to observe animal biofacts (skulls, fur, etc.), and may include a live animal encounter or time in the Zoo. All in-person school programs for fall 2021 will take place at the Milwaukee County Zoo. More information about the variety of in-person programs, program costs and policies will be forthcoming.


We are excited to offer ZooConnect, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s virtual programming, striving to support our community while keeping educators and learners connected to the Milwaukee County Zoo!

ZooConnect provides fun, interactive, standards-based programming with a variety of virtual learning experiences. This age-appropriate virtual programming is designed for K-8 educators and learners to activate curiosity, expand knowledge, and foster empathy for animals and the natural world. For more information about the variety of virtual school offerings, check out ZooConnect!

Want a sneak peak of ZooConnect? View the below snippet of “Buzzin’ Around the Zoo” offered for grades K-2!