Distance Learning

Can’t bring your class to the zoo for a program? Elmwood Park Zoo is now offering live video lessons for classes!  Each lesson will include meeting one animal ambassador, information on the animals’ natural history, and time for questions. Our lessons are designed to fit into your current curriculum and are designed with PA State Standards, NGSS / NJSLS-S, and Common Core.

Program Booking

Lessons can be booked by teachers for grades 1st through 12th.  Lessons can also be scheduled for college professors. Teachers must book through the Education Department Manager, either through phone or email at education@elmwoodparkzoo.org. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and must be booked anytime from 8:30am to 4pm (4pm is last opening).  Lessons are designed for classes with up to 50 students.


A lesson is priced at $50 for a 30 minute session. An invoice and confirmation will be emailed to the guest right after booking.  Payment is due in full one week before the lesson. Payment will be accepted in the form of a check mailed to the education department or by credit card.  Credit cards will be accepted over phone or through a card payment form that can be emailed. 


Cancellations must be emailed to education@elmwoodparkzoo.org 24 hours in advance to the program date.  We do not offer refunds, but will try to reschedule if necessary.


Each lesson will be 30 minutes long.  This time will include meeting one animal ambassador, a lesson on the animals’ natural history, and time at the end to ask questions. Animal ambassadors can be chosen from our Education Animal collection, excluding the Bald Eagle. 

Lessons are experienced through ZOOM video conferencing.  It’s free and easy to sign up, so you can enjoy this experience with us! Your booking includes a test session within 24 hours before the scheduled program.

Please contact the Education department at 610.277.3825 ext. 235, or email education@elmwoodparkzoo.org to schedule your distance learning lesson.