Zoo Atlanta welcomes HomeSchoolers; check out the various programs we offer just for you.


HomeSchool Field Trip Days

Time/duration: Zoo hours; allow 2-3 hours to see most exhibits
Reservations: Advance reservation only required for groups of 10 or more (students and parents/chaperones)
Fee: $9 per participant, plus tax

  • To reserve tax-free, submit a tax exemption form at the time of your reservation
  • One chaperone per every 10 students is admitted for FREE (required for groups of 10 or more) 
  • Additional chaperones pay the same rate as student participants 
  • Payment is collected at any admission window upon arrival 
  • The Zoo will be open to the general public and other school groups on HomeSchool Days
  • If you are a Zoo Atlanta Member, you do not need a reservation and may use your membership for FREE admission on HomeSchool Field Trip Days. Please note that only the individuals on your Membership will be admitted for free; non-members pay $9 admission fee
  • For groups of 10 of more, Zoo Atlanta members are not counted toward group size

Home School Field Trips - the first Tuesday of every month:

  • No minimum group size required
  • Groups under 10 participants - register at any admission window upon arrival for HomeSchool Field Trip Days; groups over 10 MUST use the registration link below.

HomeSchool Field Trips Groups:

  • Available any day
  • Minimum group size of 10 required (students and adults/chaperones)

HomeSchool Academy
Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. HomeSchool Academy runs monthly on specific days from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., September through May.

Learn more about HomeSchool Academy with these Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Registration Information

  • Advance registration and payment required.
  • Semesters run from September to December and January to May.
  • Classes fill quickly! Register online early!


Homeschool Academy cost per person; per class
Member $16


Dates & Topics for 2014-2015 school year

Individual class descriptions (PDF)

Grades Description Dates and Topics

Animal Basics
Discover all the basics about animals, from where they live to what they eat. See why kangaroos have long tails and otters have webbed feet. End the semester by exploring how animals change and grow throughout their life cycles.

Dec 10: Life Cycles
3-5 Amazing Adaptations
From bright colors to extreme behaviors, investigate the amazing things that animals have or do to help them find food, avoid being eaten, and build a home. Learn how body parts, behaviors, colors and patterns, and relationships with other animals influence an animal’s ability to survive.
Dec 10: Symbiotic Relationships
6-8 Animal Scientists
Dust off your lab coat and delve into the scientific world of animals. Become a scientist who will classify, track, and research animals in the wild and at the Zoo. Collect data, investigate clues, and piece together the puzzles of the animal kingdom.
Dec 10: Ex-Situ Research
9-12 Biodiversity Basics
From golden frogs to flying squirrels, it’s a wild world out there. Discover the diversity among the animal kingdom, and see why diversity is important to animals and people. Learn the status of biodiversity, and find out how you can protect it for future generations.
Dec 10: Conserving Biodiversity


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