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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

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: Life Cycles

Laying eggs, live birth, and even cloning! In March, we will be talking about the very different life cycles of animals.


April 7:
Pools & Ponds
April showers bring vernal pools! This month, we’re learning about animals who call pools and ponds home.


May 12:
Conservation Superheroes
How does the zoo keep the animals healthy? What does the zoo do for conservation? What can you do to help? We’ll answer those questions and more in this year’s final homeschool session. *Parents are invited to join us for the last 15 minutes for our special animal encounter!


Questions? Please contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or via e-mail at