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)
  • Reservation must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of the visit
  • *Effective Jan. 1, 2016 - groups that arrive without a reservation will be charged $10.95 per person, no free adults



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. Walk-up registrations not accepted.
  • Registration Policy: Entire Semester (PDF)    Individual Classes (PDF)
  • Classes fill quickly! Register online early!
  • NEW! Career Exploration Series - Join Zoo Atlanta for an all-new series highlighting careers in the sciences! Designed for middle and high school students. 
Homeschool Academy cost per person; per class
Member $16.95


Dates & Topics for 2016-2017 school year

Spring 2017 Class Descriptions (PDF)

Grades Description Dates and Topics

Animals in Action
From runners to swimmers, animals have many ways of moving.

Feb 8 Jumpers
Mar 8 Fliers
Apr 12 Climbers
May 10 Swimmers
3-5 Where in the World Is...
Get out your maps because it's time to be a globetrotter! We'll use clues to determine each month's mystery animal. 
Feb 8 Elusive Fire Fox
Mar 8 Speedy Camel Sparrow
Apr 12 Toxic Heloderma
May 10 People of the Forest
6-8 Invertebrate Anatomy
Dive into the diverse world of invertebrates. Each class will include a dissection.
Feb 8 Mollusks
Mar 8 Crustaceans
Apr 12 Annelids
May 10 Insects
9-12 Vertebrate Anatomy
Explore the different bones and organs that are characteristic of various vertebrates.
Feb 8 Circulatory System *class involves a dissection
Mar 8 Respiratory System
Apr 12 Digestive System
May 10 Review of systems *class involves a dissection


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