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Homeschool Classes

Zoo New England offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programming for home schooled students ages 6-12.

Classes are taught by Zoo educators and include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each series includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about animals and their interactions within their ecosystems. Students are encouraged to sign up for an entire series, as classes build off of previous topics.

Classes run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and do not include Zoo Admission. 

"Seasonal Changes:" Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30, Stone Zoo

Get ready to venture into our outdoor classroom for this September session of Stone Zoo homeschool!

We'll be learning about seasonal changes that happen in our own backyards and connecting these changes to animals from around the world that live in the Zoo. We'll talk about pollinators and seed dispersal, tree identification and autumn in the deciduous forest, the decomposers, as well as winter adaptations.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Age: 6-12
Pricing: $40 per series for members, $48 per series for non-members. Sibling discount available.
Location: Maple Glen tent. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as we'll be spending classes outside.

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Animal History: Thursdays in October and November (8 weeks), Franklin Park Zoo

Science is rarely done in a vacuum. This session will focus on integrating science and history as we explore the history of animals on an individual, group and evolutionary level.

Program dates: Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, and 20
Pricing: $100 for Members (proof of membership required), $120 for Non-members. Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

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Register for both fall and spring Franklin Park Zoo homeschool programs and save!

Pricing for both fall and spring: $165 for members (proof of membership required), $200 for non-members. Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register: Fall and Spring

"Animal Anatomy and Physiology:" Thursdays in February, March, and April (8 weeks), Franklin Park Zoo

In the spring, we’ll turn to a more pure scientific endeavor for anatomy and physiology. We’ll spend several weeks exploring the various organ systems that make up many animals, comparing major taxonomic groups along the way. The session will also include a day on plant anatomy and how it differs from animals.

Program dates: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2, 9, and 16
Pricing: $100 for Members (proof of membership required), $120 for Non-members . Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo.

Register Download Curriculum (pdf)


Register for both fall and spring Franklin Park Zoo homeschool programs and save!

Pricing for both fall and spring: $165 for members (proof of membership required), $200 for non-members.  Sibling discount available. Pricing does not include admission to the Zoo. 

Register: Fall and Spring