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Contact Marla Wales (Outreach Coordinator) at email@example.com or (907) 341-6458 for more information or to schedule a program today!
When scheduling your program, please have the following information ready:
Visit the Alaska Zoo on a scheduled field trip between August 22, 2012 and March 31, 2013 and receive ONE FREE student admission for every 10 paying student admissions. (This excludes Create-A-Camps)
Self Guided Safari
Great for all ages! This is the basic teacher-led visit to the zoo. To enhance the learning experience, zoo staff will send you a "Self Guided Safari Packet" in advance of your trip including zoo-prepared education materials for pre- and post-trip studies. We also provide you a list of the zoo animals and their stories in the packet.
To schedule a Self Guided-Safari during the school year, all ASD teachers must submit a Community Resources Request form via school mail or fax to ASD Community Resources. All other educators, please contact Marva Stevens at ASD Community Resources at (907) 742-4147 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. For Self Guided Safari during the summer please schedule with Marla at email@example.com.
Cost is $6/student (age 3-17) and $9/adult (age 18 plus). IMPORTANT CHANGE REGARDING ZOO PASSES: As of August 22, 2012, we will no longer be accepting annual passes as admission for Self-Guided Safaris. Thank you for your understanding.
Recommended for students 1st grade and under. Zoo staff read animal stories, then take the group to visit the animal species highlighted in the stories. Program lasts up to 30 minutes, story reading in Gateway classroom. After the program, enjoy a self-guided safari on your own!
Cost is $8/student and $9/adult *
Hands-on Animal Detectives
Recommended for students 5th grade and under! Zoo staff provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of items from our animal bio-fact collection (feathers, whiskers, horns, furs, etc.). Students can then visit an animal behind-the-scenes with zoo staff. Program lasts up to 45 minutes, held in the Gateway classroom and on zoo grounds. After the program, enjoy a self-guided safari on your own!
Cost is $8/student and $9/adult *Zoo School
Recommended for students 3rd grade and over. Students join zoo staff in the Gateway classroom for a 30-45 minute program on one of our pre-prepared topics, followed by a behind-the-scenes encounter on zoo grounds. The total program length is 1.5 hours, so you may still have time for a short self-guided safari on your own!
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Cost is $9/student and $9/adult *Guided Encounter
Recommended for 3rd grade and over. Take a 1.5 hour guided tour to see as many zoo animals as possible, including 1 behind-the-scenes stop at our polar bear habitat. You may still have time for a short self-guided safari after the tour!
Cost is $9/student and $9/adult *Create-a-Camp
Would you like to schedule the ultimate experience for your education group? Check out our pre-prepared list of Create-a-Camp topics. These tailored camps include multiple behind-the-scenes encounters, and are availabe in either half-day or full day sessions.
Cost is $20/half-day student, $40/full-day student and $9/adult*. Contact Ellen Grover (Camp Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 341-6432 regarding topics and dates.
* Please note that annual passes cannot be applied to your admission rate. The program fees cover required staff time and preparation for these programs. Thank you for your understanding.