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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 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

1/12- Curriculum Standard: 2-PS1-1 

There are 3 basic states of matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas. We are going to explore how we can identify and describe different objects based on the observable characteristics of the basic states of matter

2/9- Curriculum Standard: 2-PS1-2  

Tools help us do our daily life, and we can explore the best ways those tools can be used by exploring their intended purposes and if there is a better way to use these tools. In this class we are going to look at tools we might use in our daily lives, and the tools we use especially at the zoo. 

3/9- Curriculum Standard: 3-ESS2-1 

Weather affects our daily lives and how we plan for it is very important. We are going to explore the difference between climate and weather as well as discuss how we can plan ahead for certain weather by looking at forecasts throughout different seasons.

4/13- Curriculum Standard: K-2-ETS1-2 

Shapes of objects typically aid in their intended function, so during this class, we are going to be exploring how different shapes help a given object serve its intended purpose and well as design an object's shape to help solve a given problem.

5/11- Curriculum Standard: 2-LS2-2

As we watch our spring plants bloom we watch the process of pollination. In this class, we are going to explore pollination and mimic some animal processes that aid in the pollination process.