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Zoo School

Join our hands-on, experiential program for early education learners (ages 3-5) and homeschool students (ages 3-15). Our interactive approach fulfills California standards by introducing age-specific content and developing research skills. Over each 8-week session, students explore as field biologists, recording observations, evaluating problems, and developing solutions. Classes are grouped by age.

You must be a Santa Barbara Zoo Member to participate in the Zoo School program.

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2020 Schedule
Fall Session (Sustainability): September 16 – November 6

Cost
$260/first student Early Bird pricing through August 7: $230/first student
$210/second student Early Bird pricing through August 7: $180/second student
$190/third student Early Bird pricing through August 7: $160/second student
Optional Practicum: $150/student

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What We’re Doing to Keep Your Kids Safe

  • Zoo School will be held exclusively outside, with shaded areas, in a designated zone away from the public
  • Educators will each have a sanitation kit to wash all surfaces before and after use as well as sanitize students’ hands as necessary
  • No early drop-off or late pick-up options to minimize cross-contact with additional staff
  • 6-foot markers will be put on the ground to suggest a safe distance
  • Students are required to wear a mask when outside the “Zoo School zone” or where 6-ft. distancing is not possible
  • All staff will wear masks and follow state guidelines
  • Students will stay in assigned groups all day/week with the same instructor