Teacher Resources

Our educator’s resources will help support your visit to the zoo and extend your student’s experience back into the classroom.

Field Trips

Fresno Chaffee Zoo welcomes school groups for both casual field trips and more formal onsite programs. School and other educational groups are also eligible for our education group rates. These rates are good Monday through Friday and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance; for self-led field trips please book online.

**Please note: Fresno Chaffee Zoo will be closing early at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct 21 and Oct. 28 for ZooBoo**

For all other education programs please call 498-5929.

Classroom Activities

Are you looking to get the most out of your school zoo visit? Our education department offers helpful activities to prepare your students for their upcoming trip, or to use in your classroom to enrich and expand on your school year curriculum.

Zoo Activities

Throughout the school year the Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers many unique educational experiences that are fun, engaging and interactive. Programs range in grade levels and provide activities that re-inforce standard based concepts to enrich your school year curriculum. We also have packets available to help focus your students during a self-guided zoo trip with scavenger hunts and fact sheets.

Teacher Workshops

Learn how to use the Zoo as a resource for teaching science in your classroom. All of our workshops are aligned with California’s science standards and include access to teacher check-out kits for use in the classroom. Teacher training workshops are offered during school breaks and past sessions have included such topics as Grassland Safari, Pablo Python (literacy through animals) and Voyage from the Sun.

Check back here for upcoming workshops!
Questions? Call (559) 498-5920.

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