Zoo Troop Click to see the Zoo Troop Model of Youth Development Our once-a-week for 4 weeks series classes for toddlers through 8th graders develop curiosity, create empathy, encourage healthy social skills, and grow self esteem. Immersed in fun, educational, wildlife-rich experiences, Zoo Troop fosters caring, confident young people who know and love the wild world around them. We explore a new interactive topic each series, where we identify specific steps or skills that your child will achieve, and a key purpose statement. The same knowledgeable Zoo instructor will teach each week of the Zoo Troop series which will allow your child to form a positive relationship with their instructor. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Cincinnati Zoo’s Education Department has updated its cancellation and refund policy, effective for all programs starting January 3, 2022. Programs cancelled by the registrant at least two weeks in advance of the program date may now receive a refund. Refunds or credits are no longer available for programs cancelled by the registrant within two weeks of the program date.