Zoo to you

A Zoo Educator will come to your class to teach one of our Zoo to You programs listed below and bring Ambassador Animals from the Metro Richmond Zoo.


For Elementary Schools, Preschools, & Libraries

  • Recommended for groups of 60 or less
  • Presentation room must be larger than a standard classroom size
  • Must provide a screen for the slideshow, a table, extension cord, and a 3-pronged outlet


Each Zoo To You Includes

Slideshow highlighting the program topic (15-20 min.)

Hands-on biofacts of feathers, fur, snake sheds, etc. (15-20 min.)

2-3 different live animals which may include a penguin, snake, parrot, etc. (15-20 min.) Students are not allowed to touch the animals

 4 Program Choices

Animal Wraps


Discusses the body coverings of reptiles, birds, and mammals. Demonstrates the similarities and differences between each group of animals

Students should have some knowledge of the 3 animal groups

Endangered Rainforest


Discusses the world’s rainforests and the reasons for their disappearance; also talks about the species found in the rainforest and why some are endangered

Students should be familiar with endangered species, the rainforest, and conservation

African Safari


Discusses the different habitats found on the continent of Africa and the adaptations of animals that live in those regions

Students should be familiar with the Sahara Desert, Madagascar, the savanna, and the rainforest

Reptile Trek


Discusses the different groups of reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, alligators, etc); also highlights some of the snakes native to Virginia

Students should be familiar with the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and some of the different types of reptiles

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