Offsite Classes

Bring The Zoo To Your Classroom

The Education Department at the El Paso Zoo is committed to helping teachers and educators create a connection with their students and wildlife. We'll help you make your class wild by helping you integrate conservation into your curriculum. Offsite programs are offered October through February.

  • All program curriculum is TEKS, STEM, and National Standards aligned.
  • Programs are 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Classes are available by request using the online reservation form.
  • All classes are fun and interactive with opportunities for encounters with our education animals.
  • For classroom style programs, there may be up to 40 students per session. 
    • Initial session is $115 with the option of two additional sessions at $75 each. 
    • Subsequent programs must start within 30 minutes of the previous.
    • One curriculum program per visit.
  • For auditorium style programs, there may be up to 200 students. Only one session per day.
    • Auditorium style program is $150
  • The maximum time we can spend at your school is 3 hours.
  • Presentation room must be climate controlled between 70-75 degrees F° for the safety of the animals.


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Reservations must be made 3 weeks in advance. 

For animal safety reasons we cannot guarantee any individual animal or class of animals.

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Offsite Details

Animals of the Chihuahuan Desert (Grades 3-12)
Students will learn about Chihuahuan Desert animals, plants, and the adaptations needed to survive in our desert.

Animal Wrappers (Day Care, Head Start, Pre-K-3)
Students will discover the different coverings of mammals, birds and reptiles. They will also learn about how these coverings help the animals survive in their habitats.

Biomes of the World (Grades 6-12)
This interactive program will allow students to better understand how life is dependent upon and interacts with the non-living elements of an ecosystem.

Careers at the Zoo (Grades 4-12)
Zoos offer several career choices. Students will learn about many of these zoo careers such as zookeeper, exotic animal veterinarian, education specialist, zoo director, and so much more!

Our World Our Friend (Grades K-12)
Students will learn about the importance of biodiversity. How are our everyday lives affecting animals and plants around the world? 

Venomous Animals(Grades 3 and up)
Students will learn how to identify venomous animals of the El Paso area. They will also learn the importance of these animals and how they help balance our ecosystems.