Private Programs

Let us be the teacher for the day!

Through hands-on encounters with animals, animal biofacts, and interactive programming, your students will benefit from our structured programs designed to support your science curriculum. Grade level specific lessons, aligned with Benchmark Statements set by the Louisiana Science Framework, enable you to utilize our programs to complement your teaching units.

Please note: Please contact the Education Department to schedule your Ed-Zoo-Cation program(s) at

Discover how the five senses help animals to survive. Students will compare their own senses to those of animals though imaginative and interactive activities.

Grades: PreK, K, 1

Benchmarks: PK-CS-I1, PK-CS-L1, SI-E-A1, SI-E-A3, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1

Meet small animals that walk, crawl, slither, and jump. Students will learn how and why animals move in different ways through role-playing exercises.

Grades: PreK, K

Benchmarks: PK-CS-P3, PK-CS-I1, PK-CS-L1, PS-E-B3, SI-E-A1. LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1

This program features major ecosystems and animals of Louisiana and gives students a better appreciation for the wild areas right here at home.

Grades: PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Benchmarks: SE-E-A1, SE-E-A5, LS-E-A1, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1, LS-E-C2, LS-E-C3, LS-E-B3, PK-CS-L1, SI-E-A1

Students will examine different habitats and learn how animals secure their needs from these "homes." Assembling a food chain will help students understand the interdependence between animals and their habitats.

Grades: 2-3

Benchmarks: LS-E-A1, LS-E-A4, LS,E-A3, LS-E-B3, LS-E-C2, SE-E-A1, SE-E-A2, SE-E-A5

What makes a bird a bird and not an insect, reptile, or mammal? Students will explore the diversity of animal life and learn tricks to sort them out.

Grades: 2-4

Benchmarks: LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-B2, LS-E-B3, SI-E-A1

Survival is all about having the right tools for the job. Students will learn how physical and behavioral adaptations help animals survive in the wild.

Grades: 3-4

Benchmarks: SI-E-A1, SI-E-A2, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C2

The web of life connects us to the rest of the planet. Students will learn where they fit in and what they can do to make the world a better place for wildlife.

Grades: 4-5

Benchmarks: LS-E-B2, LS-M-C2, LS-M-C4, SE-E-A1, SE-E-A2, SI-E-A1, SI-E-A2, SI-E-A5, SI-E-B1, SI-E-B4, SI-M-A1

Imagine a world without tigers or elephants. Students will learn why some animals are in danger of extinction and what they can do to help save them.

Grades: 5-6

Benchmarks: LS-M-C3, LS-M-C4, SE-M-A2, SE-M-A3, SE-M-A4, SE-M-A6, SI-M-A1

Don't see a program that meets your needs? Contact the Education Department at 225-775-3877 option 5 to ask about details and registration. We will work with you to create an amazing program suitable for your group, interests or curriculum.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a zoo? Students will learn that there is a lot more to running a zoo than just feeding the animals.

Grades: 6-12

Benchmarks: HS-EVS2-3, HS-ESS3-2, HS-EVS2-1, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-5, C.3.2, C.5.4, C.8.1

Program Overview


Available Monday-Friday; during the school year


Programs offered 10:00am - 3:00pm


$30 per program

  • The Zoo schedules programs on a first-come, first-served basis and you must schedule at least three weeks prior to the program date
  • Payment is due two weeks after scheduling.