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: $9.95 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 $9.95 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

Creature Classification
There are so many animals out there. How can you tell which is which? Find out what makes animals different from each other.

Feb 11 Bird Basics
Mar 11 Remarkable Reptiles
Apr 15* Amazing Amphibians
May 13 Incredible Invertebrates
3-5 Ecosystem Expedition
The world has so many different habitats that our animal friends call home. Let’s explore and find out who lives where, and why.
Feb 11 Rainforest Riches
Mar 11 Grasslands Galore
Apr 15* Discover Deserts
May 13 Wild Wetlands
6-8 Endangered Species and Conservation
Animals around the world are disappearing. Find out why, and learn what you can do to help.
Feb 11 Habitat Happenings
Mar 11 Alien Invaders
Apr 15* Wildlife Woes
May 13 Carrying Out Conservation
9-12 Animal Behavior
Have you ever wondered why lions roar or why birds are different colors? Some of the best actors in the world are our animal friends. Find out about the different ways they communicate with each other.
Feb 11 Communication
Mar 11 Defense and Competition
Apr 15* Reproductive Behavior
May 13 Parental Behavior

*Please note: The April 2015 class will be held (1) week later than normal due to Spring Break.


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