Zoo Mobile – For Educators


Zoo Mobile

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE ZOO? LET THE ZOO COME TO YOU!

Our Zoo Mobiles are fun-filled and activity-centered. Explore topics ranging from animal sounds to training techniques. Each program includes a chance to meet our animal ambassadors.  

School Programs

Classrooms or assemblies can get an animal encounter and program brought to their door. A zoo educator will load up a few of our resident animal ambassadors and turn your classroom into a zoo during an engaging and interactive 45 minute program.

Classroom Programs

Toddler - Kindergarten

This Story Time is a Zoo

Do you have children who get wild about animals? Enjoy laughing, singing, and cheering while we tell stories and meet some of the animal ambassadors from the zoo.

1st - 2nd Grade

Fur, Feather, Scales

All those animal coverings with some many jobs to do! Fur to keep you warm or hidden, feathers to fly or to impress, scales to protect and defend. Find out more about animal coverings and the ways they help animals survive!

Boundless Biomes

Do you live in a tree or in a hole in the ground? What about in a forest or a desert? Animals have different physical and behavioral adaptations to thrive where they live, let’s discover a few of them!

3rd - 5th Grade

Boundless Biomes

Do you live in a tree or in a hole in the ground? What about in a forest or a desert? Animals have different physical and behavioral adaptations to thrive where they live, let’s discover a few of them!

Classify That!

Some animals look the same and others are very different. Learn about some important animal characteristics while designing your own unique animal. Then group your animals based on these features. Watch out, no two animals are the same.

6th - 8th Grade

Animal Behavior

Ever wonder why an animal does what it does? Why does it roar? Why does it stretch? Why does it sniff? Explore all the questions of why animals do things in this program and maybe even do some of them yourself.

Vanishing Act

It’s no magic trick, animals are vanishing. Why are they leaving? Learn about a few factors that are causing some animals to become endangered; most importantly learn what you can do to help them survive and flourish.

Large Assembly Programs

NOTE: These programs are for large groups (50-100 participants).

1st - 3rd Grade

Fur, Feather, Scales

All those animal coverings with some many jobs to do! Fur to keep you warm or hidden, feathers to fly or to impress, scales to protect and defend. Find out more about animal coverings and the ways they help animals survive!

4th Grade - Adult

Mississippi’s Wild Web

Have you ever wondered what might be living in your back yard? Here in Mississippi it could be anything from otters to owls! Discover how these native animals live together during this look into their lives.

Zoo Mobile Registration

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The Fine Print

  • Programs are available Monday-Saturday.
  • Programs are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Pre-registration and pre-payment are required
  • All programs must be booked at least 1 month in advance.
  • All programs must be paid for at least 2 weeks in advance or your program will be cancelled.
  • In the event of a cancellation made by your organization less than one week before the scheduled program date, a $25 per program cancellation fee will be retained by the Jackson Zoo.
  • After hours programs (starting after 4pm) will have an additional $30 fee. 

Prices

0-50 people

Classroom Programs

The cost of Zoo Mobile programs is based on mileage:

0 – 20 miles = $90

21- 40 miles = $120

41- 60 miles = $150

61- 80 miles = $180

Over 80 miles, please call for pricing

Up to 2 consecutive additional programs of the same topic may be added for $40 per program ($20 for “This Storytime is a Zoo!”).

50-100 people

Large Assembly Programs

The cost of Zoo Mobile programs is based on mileage:

0 – 20 miles = $105

21- 40 miles = $135

41- 60 miles = $165

61- 80 miles = $195

Over 80 miles, please call for pricing

Up to 2 consecutive additional programs of the same topic may be added for $55 per program.

100+ people

Large Assembly and Festival Programs

The cost of Zoo Mobile programs is based on mileage:

0 – 20 miles = $150

21- 40 miles = $180

41- 60 miles = $210

61- 80 miles = $240

Over 80 miles, please call for pricing

Up to 2 consecutive additional programs of the same topic may be added for $55 per program.

 

Need a Discount? You may be eligible for FREE admission and programs through our Wild Learning grants. Click HERE for more information or call 601-352-2580 ext. 240.