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Each animal-themed program includes animal encounters, crafts and activities designed especially for early learners and their favorite grownup. Adults attend with children ages 3-5; unregistered siblings cannot be accommodated. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability. Sign up here
This 90-minute program is great for all ages and provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet with a member of the Zoo’s keeper and education staffs to learn about the animals and how we care for them. Each program includes a pizza lunch, a chance to speak with a zoo keeper, an educator and a special animal session. There must be at least one registered adult per party. Sign up here
Create a memory that will last a life time! If you love animals, games, and campfires, you won’t want to miss out. Come with your private group and discover the zoo after hours. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag! Learn More.
Hogle zoo offers multiple Boy Scout merit badge classes. We also offer Girl Scout, Cub Scout, and other Boy Scout programs upon request. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability. Sign up here
Hogle Zoo is offering a program for children with special needs and an accompanying adult. We offer a preschool class series for children with special needs, as well as classes for children ages 6-18 who are Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, have Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectually delayed or who have physical disabilities. For dates and availability or to sign up Click here
Zoo Just for Little You is new in 2016 for early learners ages 2-5 with special needs who are working on developmentally appropriate milestones. Activities are movement based and incorporate pretend play, fine and gross motor skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and other appropriate preschool skills. All abilities are welcome, and classes are wheelchair accessible. To facilitate learning and play, children may bring a neuro-typical friend or sibling of similar age, but all children must be individually registered for class. For dates and availability or to sign up Click here
Want to get out into nature, but you’re not sure where or how? Join Utah’s Hogle Zoo for a monthly outing to learn more about the world around us, get outside, and have some fun! We’ll bring the tools and information you need; you bring enough water to drink and the right clothes to enjoy a morning outdoors. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability. Sign up here
Ever wondered how an elephant finds a date or how a grebe gets a girl? Sometimes dating ideas can come from the most unlikely of sources. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of dating strategies as you participate in dolphin courtship displays, find your pheromone match, practice mating calls, and enjoy some delicious food catered by Taste of the Wild!
Interested in becoming a Utah Master Naturalist? Each module of the program focuses on studying the different components of these systems including climate, geography, hydrology, plants and animals, as well as how these components interact and are managed in Utah. The mission of the Utah Master Naturalist Program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers and professionals who provide education, outreach, and service promoting citizen stewardship of natural and cultural resources within their communities.
Pay just once and join us all year!Join staff from Utah’s Hogle Zoo the first Thursday of the month for a discussion of a different zoo- or conservation-related book each time, with light refreshments. Book club meets from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. For adults 14 and up; please note that we cannot accommodate children during book club meetings.
Zoo Camps provides lively lessons about animals and ecosystems throughout the summer. Zoo Day Classes, toddler and preschool classes are offered year-round. Scouts, students and family groups can take classes and even spend the night at the Zoo through our ZooSnooz programs. Click on the program to learn more!