Homeschool Classes

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

2019 Program Details


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




Member: $20 | Non-member: $25
Proof of membership required; Pricing does not include Zoo admission.

Program Dates & Titles

November 12: Tracks and Scat

Footprints and droppings can tell us a lot about an animal's behavior, diet, and overall health. This month, we're learning what we can tell about animals from what they leave behind!


December 10: Winter Wonderland

Bundle up! We're learning about what animals do when the weather gets cold. We’ll explore adaptations that help animals stay warm, migration routes and how hibernation happens.


January 7: Tropical Trip

Let's escape the cold and head somewhere warm! This month, we’ll explore our Tropical Forest building and learn about animals that call the tropics home.
Please note that this program will take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month, rather than the 2nd Tuesday.


February 11:
Animal Partnerships
Did you know there is a sloth moth? And a bird can be a zebra’s best friend? This month, we're looking at animal relationships and how some species rely on other species for survival.


March 10:
Program details coming soon


April 7: Program details coming soon


May 12:
Program details coming soon


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