Welcome Teachers!

zooniverse1Our Zoo Education Vision: By developing personal connections with nature and environmental literacy in our visitors, we create community, a sense of wonder, knowledge, and conservation action.

Whether you are interested in day time field trips, spending the night with Overnight Adventures, having animals visit your classroom or continuing education for yourself, we offer programs for both teachers and students that foster a sense of wonder, share knowledge, and advocate active involvement with wildlife and wild places!

All programs are created and adhere to tri-state (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) state standards to ensure a memorable and educational experience!

Ready to learn with the Zoo? Check out the program offerings below!


*Registration for 2017-2018 field trips and grant applications will open up August 1st, 2017*

*Frisch’s Outreach has a new name, Zoo on the Move, new prices and now services more audiences. Register today and we will bring the Zoo to your classroom*

*Starting September 1, 2017 all Overnight Adventures are available for grades 2nd and up*

Field Trips to the Zoo

Enhance your students’ learning with a field trip where the Zoo is your living classroom! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week.
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Overnight Adventures

Experience the wildest nightlife in town! An overnight at the Zoo is an incredibly memorable and fun way to meet academic standards while seeing the Zoo in a whole new way – after hours.
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Zoo Trip Financial Assistance

The Zoo proudly offers FREE field trips and overnights for qualified schools! Thanks to the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, qualified schools can apply for assistance for a daytime field trip or our Overnight Adventures.
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Zoo on the Move

Experience live animal encounters at your location! Teachers can choose from a variety of standards based topics for their classrooms.
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Conservation Actions for Schools

Looking for conservation action for your students? Check out some ways to get involved with the Cincinnati Zoo!

A.D.O.P.T. an Animal – Adopt an animal at the Cincinnati Zoo to help provide food, toys, and fun enrichment for the Zoo’s animal family!

Go Bananas! Cell Phone Challenge – Recycling cellphones helps protect Gorilla habitat. Schools that participate can also win up to $5,000 for their school.


Teacher Professional Development and Graduate Courses

Earn your Master’s Degree through the Advanced Inquiry Program at the Cincinnati Zoo, earn graduate credits, and explore professional development options.
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Questions? Email [email protected] or, to register over the phone, contact us at (513) 559-7767