Homeschool Workshops

Our HomeSchool Workshops take children on a deep dive into a variety of STEM-based learning and discovery topics. Students will learn about the environment and the animals that live there all while having a safe and engaging experience. Each class is a 90 minute program and includes an up-close animal greet, a lesson, and a hands-on activity. Participants do not have to be a home school student to participate in this program; all learners ages 5-12 are welcome.


$13.95 for non-members

$10.95 for members

  • Space is limited in the programs. Only registered students can participate in the workshop.
  • Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
  • Workshops are designed to meet the needs of the specified age group. To make your student’s program a positive experience, we must adhere strictly to these groupings. 
  • Workshops will take place rain or shine, please dress accordingly.
  • 1 parent per registered student, and siblings 2 years old and under, will be admitted into the zoo for free while students are in the workshop.
  • Any additional parents and siblings may purchase admission at a rate of $12.95.


9:30AM - 11:00AM

AGE 5-8

SEPTEMBER 10 | Zoo Design

OCTOBER 8 | Extraordinary Animals: Adaptations

NOVEMBER 12 | Around the World: Habitats

DECEMBER 10 | Animal Nutrition

JANUARY 14 | Remarkable Reptiles

FEBRUARY 11 | What’s bugging you?: Intro to Invertebrates

MARCH 11 | Animal play time: What is enrichment?

APRIL 8  | Backyard Conservation


AGE 9-12

SEPTEMBER 17 | Zoo Engineering: Exhibit Design

OCTOBER 15 | Surviving the Wild: Animal Adaptations

NOVEMBER 19 | Rainforest Conservation

DECEMBER 17 | Animal Nutrition 2.0

JANUARY 21 | Reptile and Amphibian Discovery

FEBRUARY 18 | Invertebrates and Invasive Species

MARCH 18 | Introduction to Positive Reinforcement

APRIL 15  | On the Brink: Endangered Species

Workshops are proudly sponsored by


Elmwood Park Zoo offers 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.


  • Cancellations received in writing via email to two weeks or more prior to the workshop will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received in writing via email to less than two weeks prior to the workshop are not refundable except in the case the Zoo is unable to deliver the program (ie severe weather) or the student is sent home for Covid-19 symptoms. 
  • Participants may be eligible for credit if cancellation is received in writing via email to  prior to the workshop. 
  • No refunds or credit will be issued for a “no show”, which is defined as no contact prior to the workshop.