Let science come to life with unique animal species, animal artifacts and highly-skilled conservation educators from Lehigh Valley Zoo through a variety of year-round programs. These engaging multi-sensory experiences, incorporate Common Core Standards, Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content, and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) and can be adapted to any age level.
For information, contact 610-799-4171 ext. 228.
To provide the community with educational opportunities to learn about wildlife and to develop positive attitudes and curiosity about nature and conservation.
Add a penguin to the program for $1.00 more per person!
A minimum of 15 people is charged for all programs.
Zoo admission is free with the price of a paid program!
On-Site Education Programs
All of our Educational programs can be added to group visits and Zoo rental programs. Education Programs for After Hours Rentals-need to be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Zoo Tours: Visitors and students will learn about the adaptations, habitats, behaviors, and conservation statuses of resident Lehigh Valley Zoo animals on a professionally-guided tour with an education staff member.
Animal Kingdom Presentations: Designed to give students an up-close encounter with Zoo educational animals. Learn about their adaptations, behaviors, and the differences between species.
Creek Studies: Participants will have the opportunity to interact with nature and discover the diverse ecosystem of Jordan Creek. Discover frogs, crayfish and macro invertebrates. Identify which species were collected and learn why these animals are a vital part of the creek ecosystem.
Guided Nature Trail Hikes: Students and visitors will discover animal habitats and homes, different species of trees and plants, adaptations, native animal species and more within the beautiful Trexler Nature Preserve.
Home School Groups: Programs can be customized to suit your needs! Please see our school group link to find program details and descriptions for children of all ages.
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