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Red River Zoo


Hey, Homeschool Families, are you looking for a fun way to meet some of your science requirements? Well stop by the Red River Zoo and check out our new Homeschool classes. This season's classes are designed with National Next Generation Science standards in mind to support your learning outside of the zoo. 

Who: Children in grades 1st through 5th

What: A fun animal science class at the Zoo!

Where: The Red River Zoo

When: 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Why: To have fun and explore science at the zoo


  • Register online
  • $30/child for non-members, $25/child for members. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Limited space (20 participants)
  • If you have any questions about this class, feel free to e-mail our education department at

November 9th Standard 5-LS2-1

During this class, we will be tracking the flow of matter from plants to animals and throughout their environment. We will explore the lifecycles of several animals and how they affect their environment from the perspective of matter. 

January 11th

This class kicks off a series all about the sense and how animals and humans have similarities and differences. Januarys class will focus on taste and how amazing animal tongues are and how some of them serve purposes other than just taste. 

February 8th

Animal eyes come in many simple and complex structures and view the world differently than humans. During this class, we will look at how human eyes function and then compare them to the way animals see the world with some practice simulations. 

March 8th

For Mammals, our lungs are incredibly important to sustaining life. This class will help us explore how we breathe and how our lungs function and will compare them to animals both larger and smaller than us. 

April 12th

This month we are taking a quick break from the senses to focus on planet earth as we approach Earth Day. This class will focus on Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling and all the fun and creative ways we can do this and help our planet. 

May 10th

Hearing can be one of the best senses our nocturnal friends can have, and in this class, we are going to explore how those animals use their hearing and sound to navigate after dark.