School Outreach

Can’t come to the zoo? Bring the zoo to you! Our education programs and animal ambassadors are able to travel to local schools, youth groups, scout groups, organizations, and more. Programs are offered for all ages and cover a variety of subjects including Idaho Alive, Habitats & Adaptions, Trophic Level, Bird of Prey. All programs meet Idaho science standards.

Grades K–2

Home is Where the Habitat Is

  • Meets standards:
    • LS1-K-1, 2
    • LS1-1-1, 2, 3
    • LS1-2-1, 2
    • LS2.A
    • ETS1.B
    • LS2-2-1
    • LS4.D
Middle School: Grades 6–8

Trophic Levels! Ecosystem Interactions!

  • Meets standards:
    • MS-LS1-4, 5, 6
    • LS1-B
    • LS2-MS-1, 2, 3, 4, 5
High School: Grades 9–12

Biodiversity: Explore the dynamics of ecosystems and investigate carrying capacity of organisms!

  • Meets standards:
    • LS2-HS-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    • LS2.A, LS2.C
Idaho Alive!

Don’t see a program you need? Contact the Zoo Education Department to schedule a special topic. Outreach programs can be designed for audience members from age 2–102. Each program is individually tailored to meet the needs of your age group, class size, and learning objective.


  • Within School District 25:  $25.00 first class; $16.00 each additional class
  • Beyond School District 25 (up to 25 miles):  $40.00 first class; $26.00 each additional class
  • Beyond 25-mile radius:  $40.00 first class; $26.00 each additional class + $2.00 each mile over 25 + cost of overnight if required


For more information or to make a reservation for School Outreach, please contact us.