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Home School Program

The education department is currently working on the curriculum for this years Home School programs. Please bring ideas or comments to the first meeting or contact Kristen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Home School Academy:  

Come explore the world with us. The zoo does homeschool a wild way. Students will interact with games, hands on activities, and conduct experiments while utilizing the scientific method exploring the monthly themes. We are excited to offer this program all year this year. 

Come join us on Wednesday  from 1:00 to 2:30 in the classroom.


March 25- Mammals

April 15 – Earth Day Everyday

May 20 – Tug Hill Bird Quest

June 17 – Big Cats

July 15 – Butterflies and other Arthropods

August 19 – Life at the Zoo

September 16 – Winter is coming

October 21 – Creatures of the night

November 18 – Winter Adaptations


Members recieve 20% off program price. 

Be sure to call Guest Services at 315.782.6180 or stop in to the front desk to register. Pre-payment is encouraged. 


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