For adult wildlife enthusiasts our in-depth adult classes provide thought-provoking learning along with a good time. From our photography classes to garden “how to” programs, come discover the wealth of knowledge and experiences that await you.

Questions? Contact us at (513) 559-7767 or email [email protected]

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Wildlife photography can be one of the most fun and rewarding hobbies around and who could be better to learn from than professional photographer and Zoo horticulturist, Brian Jorg. This class, geared towards beginner photographers, will blend technical expertise with knowledge of wildlife and the Zoo’s collection. You will learn how to get the most out of your camera and how understanding animal behavior will improve your photographs. Then, we will venture out into the Zoo to test your skills. Participants must provide their own cameras.

Dates: September 16 or October 21: 8-10 am

Cost: Members: $30/Non-Members: $35


Please join us for our sixth annual Native Plant Symposium, an all day adventure into the beauty and joy of native plants. Our previous symposia have been very well received. A treat for green industry professionals, gardeners, and anyone who is interested in native plants. CEU approval pending.

Dates: November 11: 9:30am-5pm, free social hour from 5-6pm
Cost: $65 (includes lunch and snacks)

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How to Train Your Dragon

A beginner’s animal training workshop

Are you passionate about working with animals? Or do you want to learn some creative ways to get the animals in your life (pets, spouses, children, mother-in-law, etc.) to do what you want? Join us as we introduce the basics of Operant Conditioning or Positive Reinforcement Training. Learn about training and behavior shaping techniques we use here at the Zoo and how powerful motivation and reinforcement can be. This class is for humans 16 years old and up only. Please leave your pets at home to practice your new skills later.

Date: October 8: 1-3pm
Cost: Members: $55/Non-Members: $70


Adult Overnights & Evening Events

Learn more about our fun Adult Overnights & Evening Events here! Enjoy the Zoo like a kid again with some added perks just for adults!

Behind the Scenes Experiences

DSCN4668Behind the Scenes Experiences available now! Looking for a unique and memorable experience? This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite animals! For more information about Behind the Scenes encounters, contact Sam Kornau.


leafcuttingbeeInside the Minds of Pollen Nation: A Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

Winter is the time to start thinking spring and preparing for the coming beekeeping season. Learn the basics of bee biology and natural bee history, what equipment you might need, what plants are best for pollinators, and the symbiotic morphology between bees and plants.

Classes will include lectures and discussions, but will not include hands-on beekeeping training. Proceeds benefit bee conservation.