Provided by the Micke Grove Zoological Society's Education Department
As of 4/16/15, only afternoon programs
are available on Wednesday May 6 or Friday May 22. However, these
spaces may be reserved by another organizer at any time. All other
spaces have been filled. If you would still like to visit Micke
Grove Zoo on a self-guided tour basis, please call (209) 331-2138 to
let us know you're coming and we'll provide you with self-guided
tour instructions. Zoo Mobile programs are available for delivery
between June 1 and July 31. You may search for those dates by
clicking here and choosing "Summer
Zoo Mobile Programs" in the drop down menu.
Advanced reservations are required for field trips and other special on-site group programming. Self-guided tour group leaders should contact the Education Department to inform staff of their intention to visit the zoo independently. We strongly encourage teachers to make their reservations well in advance as dates in March, April, May, and June fill up very quickly! We use the online reservation software system, Doubleknot, to accept reservations. Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, and checks. Please note that some of our prices may have changed and that some of our programs are no longer being offered.
Two classes can be accomodated within a
single time frame during all field trip programs. Classes exceeding
this number can book back-to-back programs.
Featured Programs for Students
Animal Discovery Tour - Bring your students for an exploration of animal adaptations, habitats, and conservation through "bio-facts," animal encounters, and a tour of the Zoo. Grade Levels: 1st and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Capacity: 35 students and 6 chaperones per group - Cost - $175.00 SEARCH A DATE NOW
Eco Explorers - Most of
what we know about animal survival in the wild can be learned from
making close observations about their behavior and habitats. In this
program, students act as researchers, studying animals and drawing
conclusions with the help of a knowledgeable Zoo Educator.
Grade Levels: 6th and up - Program Length: 1.5 hours - Capacity: 35 students and 6 chaperones per group - Cost - $175.00 SEARCH A DATE NOW
and Kindergarten Programs
One, Two: Learn at the Zoo! - The zoo is a great place for young learners to discover counting, colors, textures, patterns, and even the ABCs! Bring your students by for the best type of learning opportunity around!
Grade Levels: Pre-K and K - Program Length: 45 minutes - Capacity: 30 students and 6 chaperones per group; no siblings or infants please (must pay separate zoo admission and join group after program concludes). Cost: $125.00. Includes self-guided tour admission. SEARCH A DATE NOW
Amazing Animals - Come visit our learning lab where students can explore the world of amazing animals with hands-on investigations of "bio-facts" or local pond wildlife, and also meet some of our Animal Ambassadors!
Grade Levels: 3rd grade and up - Program Length: 1 hour - Capacity: 35 students and 6 chaperones per group - Cost: $125.00 SEARCH A DATE NOW
SENSE-ational Creatures - Use your senses to explore the world of animals in this learning lab program designed for audiences with special needs. Grade Levels: Special Needs Audiences in grades K and up - Program Length: 45 minutes - Capacity: 20 individuals - Cost: $125.00 SEARCH A DATE NOW
Tour the Zoo
Introductory Zoo Tour - Adjusted to supplement the standards of each grade level or group interest, this tour provides your group with a brief overview of the animals living at the Zoo. Bring out your friends or club members! Grade Levels: K and up - Program Length: 30-45 minutes - Capacity: 25 person max - Cost: $8.00 per person SEARCH A DATE NOW