Homeschool Classes

Zoo New England offers a variety of age-appropriate educational programming for home schooled students ages 6-10. Classes are offered at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

Taught by Zoo educators, classes include hands-on activities, discussion, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each semester includes progressive program topics focused on teaching students about animals and their interactions within their ecosystems.

"Animal Athletes, Architects, & Artists," March - May 2018, Franklin Park Zoo

Theme: Animal Athletes, Architects, & Artists

Kangaroos in the Olympics? Honeybees building cities? Flamingoes applying make-up? Among the many talents of the animal kingdom are nature’s best athletes, architects and artists. This session we will discover animals with impressive physical capabilities, expert building skills, and an eye for the creative.

Program Dates

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29;April 5, 12 and **26; and May 3
(**Skipping April 19th for Spring Vacation Week)


Classes run from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm 


Tropical Forest Classroom at the Franklin Park Zoo
(Please note: This classroom is closer to the Giraffe Entrance on Pierpont Road)


6-10 years old, split into two sessions by age if enough students in each age group register


Proof of membership required; Pricing does not include Zoo admission.

  • Member: $125 | Non-member: $150
  • Register for both Fall and Spring FPZ Homeschool Sessions and Save! Member: $210 | Non-member: $260
Register: Spring Register: Fall and Spring

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or via e-mail at education@zoonewengland.com