ZooMobile for Classrooms & Groups

Let us bring live animals to your classroom with the Sacramento Zoo’s ZooMobile! We can visit schools community centers or libraries that are within an hour's drive of the Zoo; we do not take the ZooMobile to a private home.

NEW for 2016!
We now offer morning and afternoon programming.

Morning program:
Program is available between 8 am to noon.
Program is offered all year; Tuesdays - Fridays.
We will do up to three back-to-back programs per morning, in the same presentation room.

Afternoon program:
Program is available between 1:30 pm to 4pm.
Program is offered January - March & September - December.
We will do up to two back-to-back programs per afternoon, in the same presentation room.
(Please note the travel boundaries are reduced for the afternoon programs.)

Payment information:
No deposit required. 
Payments are not required at time of booking, however it is an option.
Mailed in payments are due to the Sacramento Zoo at least 5 days prior to your program date.

Programs that are more than an hour’s drive from the Zoo:
Extra Travel Fee: $100, plus two programs minimum must be purchased to secure your date.  Due to animal needs, the Zoo limits distance traveled for Zoomobile programs.
Click to view the ZooMobile travel areas

Below are the ZooMobile programs based on grade level. If booking more than one program, you may choose different grade levels for each. If you have multiple grade levels in a group, please choose the grade level that contains the focus that best meets your needs.

Preschool

  • Length: 20 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 20 students (ages 3-5)
  • Focus: Animal movements, animal body parts
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • Cost: $139 per program or two programs for $199 ($10 discount on second program if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Kindergarten

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: The five senses
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 2, 2a, 2c; Earth Sciences 3, 3c; Investigation and Experimentation 4, 4a, 4c, 4d, 4e
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

First Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Animal adaptations for survival, dentition
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d; Investigation and Experimentation 4, 4a
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Second Grade 

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Life cycles
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal ,two Reptiles and Amphibian
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d; Investigation and Experimentation 4, 4a
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Third Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Adaptations and habitats
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d; Physical Science 2c
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Fourth Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Animal requirements for survival, food chains
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c
  • Cost $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Fifth Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Internal animal structures
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Life Sciences 2, 2a, 2b, 2c; Earth Sciences 3a, 3d, 4; Investigation and Experimentation 6, 6a
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Sixth Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: Conservation and natural resources
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • State Science Frameworks met: Ecology 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e; Resources 6b, 6c
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Seventh Grade through Twelfth Grade

  • Length: 45 minutes with live animals
  • Maximum capacity: 40 students
  • Focus: We offer a wide variety of custom programs for this age group because of the diversity of information taught at this level. Topics include genetics, evolution, structure functions, earth sciences andconservation.  After registering, an Education Specialist will contact you to discuss a program to fit your curriculum.
  • *Animals: Bird, Mammal and two Reptiles
  • Cost: $189 per program ($10 discount if booked in the months of Jan. - March, July - December)

Learn more about our ZooMobile animal ambassadors here!
*Not all animal ambassadors are available for the ZooMobile Program.

Book your ZooMobile program today!

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