NEW Zoo Camp!
Everything you loved about Zoo School is now BIGGER and BETTER with our new and improved Zoo Camp!
Zoo Camp features your favorite aspects of our Zoo School programming - exclusive animal encounters, trips behind the scenes, and visits with zoo keepers - now with a full-day, week-long program offering enhanced lessons and activities, several different themes for each age group, and FREE before and after care!
Thanks for a great first summer of Zoo Camp! Stay tuned for 2017 information.
photo by Barb Key
Groups visiting the Zoo are encouraged to schedule a Bleacher Program, which is a 30-minute presentations with live animals and a variety of age-appropriate content available at a low cost. Learn More
Our ever-popular Preschool Pride program is back by popular demand and
growing into the school year! Preschool Pride classes are one hour
programs for 3-4 year olds and their grownups. Learn More
Sleep over at the Henry Vilas Zoo! This is a great opportunity for both families and groups. Learn More
The Henry Vilas Zoo welcomes numerous groups from area schools, churches, after school programs, and more to enjoy our fun and educational environment at no charge. Lunches and Train/Carousel ride tokens are available in advance to help make your visit even more memorable. We have some tips to help you make the most of your visit. Learn More
Zoo to You
Bring the zoo animals to your group with our "Zoo to You" outreach
program! Learn about our
Education Animals and meet them up close. Learn More
Activities and Games
There's so much fun to be had when learning about animals and what you can do to help them, whether from home or during your visit. Learn More
Arctic Passage Lesson - Grade 4
Note: This unit will fit well after or at the end of a unit studying energy and conservation.
Arctic Passage Lesson - Grade 5 Wisconsin Heritage Lesson - Grade 4