Worth learning about our wild friends!
Education Mission Statement We focus on delivering an entertaining, educational program in a manner that is safe for both the animals and the guests, while exposing the guests to specific themes and a solid message of environmental conservation.
Whether you are visiting the Zoo or wanting the Zoo to come to you, Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo can enhance your curriculum. All education programs are aligned with the Louisiana Content Standards, so you can be assured that your visit to the Zoo is a valuable use of instructional time.
We will come to you and do a program for your, Schools (private, public, and home school), Day cares, Nursing homes,Hospitals, Boy Scout Groups, Girl Scout Groups, Birthday Party (with approval) and more.
Discover: What happens after all of the people leave the zoo? Which animals are still awake? Which ones are just waking up? Learn why conservation is important. Enjoy an up close animal encounter and tour the Zoo on a late night Safari. Have lots of fun creating neat arts and crafts. All the fun and excitement, while earning a badge!
WHO? All animal enthusiasts seeking fun and excitement ~ ages 6-13. A maximum of 35 people, including adults.
WHAT? An exciting evening of learning about wildlife in the zoo while spending the night in the Education Department! Many topics are available that can help scouts earn a badge.
WHERE? Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo’s Education Department ~ snuggle up at bedtime in a climate controlled building with a kitchenette and bathrooms.
WHEN? Call for reservations! Check in time is 6:30pm and the program end at 9:00 am the following morning. This is a lock-in therefore no late arrivals will be admitted due to safety. There will be security on grounds at all times.
WHY? Discover: What happens after all of the people leave the zoo? Which animals are still awake? Which ones are just waking up? Learn why conservation is important. Enjoy an up close animal encounter and tour the Zoo on a late night Safari. Have lots of fun creating neat arts and crafts. All the fun and excitement, while earning a badge!
HOW MUCH? $25 per person (Chaperones are free ~ based on 1:5 ratio / all others participants must pay the $25 fee.)
Remember the Zoo is very popular in the spring, so please book your field trip early!!
Zoo Hours for Group Admissions: 9am-5pm
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**ALL PRICES ARE IN ADDITION TO ADMISSION**
Frequently Asked Questions
What can our class see on the Boat Ride?
The Boat Ride features many species of hoofed animals and primates that cannot be viewed from our walking paths. Also frequently native species are present
What is an Education Program?
Education Programs are 20-25 minutes long and involve 3-4 live animals. All programs implement Louisiana State Standard Benchmarks depending on the presentation selected by the teacher. For safety, each program is limited to 30 students and 5 chaperones. Programs fill up quickly in the spring, so register early.
Can we eat at the Zoo?
Yes! You may pre-order Jungle Meals from the Zoo Concession or bring your own sack lunches. For the safety of our animals picnic lunches must be consumed at the Zoo Pavilion. If you purchase Jungle Meals, your class may consume their meals in the concession area inside the Zoo.
What is included in a Jungle Meal?
A hot dog, chips, juice and a prize.
Jungle Meals are ordered from the Flamin' Flamingo Cafe at either 329-2138 or 329-2492.
Learning is Fun!
Introduction to Exploring at the Zoo