Zoo Classes

Utah’s Hogle Zoo offers a wide variety of Zoo programming for learners of all ages and interests.

Virtual Classes


Zoo Classes



Lunch with a Keeper

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 staff 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.

See our Events Calendar for available dates and times.

Family Nature Club

Outdoor Adventures – 2021 Dates Coming Soon!

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. Click here for class dates and availability.


Tot Tuesday – Currently Suspended Until Further Notice

These animal-based inclusive programs are for early learners ages 2-5. Activities are movement-based and incorporates pretend play, fine and gross motor skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and other appropriate preschool skills. This class series is designed to teach children about healthy living through animal interactions. All abilities are welcome. Registration does not include a Zoo visit.

Kids, Critters, and Crafts – Currently Suspended Until Further Notice

Join us at the Zoo for a wildly entertaining morning of crafting for kids with animal ambassador friends! This program is designed for the budding artistic naturalist in your family. During these 2-hour classes, kids will get in touch with their creative (and wild) side as they learn about a featured animal, walk through the zoo to see it in its habitat, enjoy a meet-and-greet with an ambassador animal, and create a masterpiece to take home. This class is appropriate for kids aged 6 to 11. Check the Events Calendar for class dates and availability.


Scout Programs

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

Zoo Just for You

Zoo Just for You – Currently Suspended Until Further Notice

The  Zoo Just for You programming has been developed for students ages 6-21 with diverse needs. Live animals, photographs, skull models, pelts, animal figures and more are used to engage students and demonstrate concepts. Our program utilizes a sensory motor approach where students move between stations and are encouraged to touch, smell and feel all appropriate items.

MagiZoology For Muggles

Lookout Muggles!  The wizarding world is about to collide with the Zoo’s in this magical class about every beast from acromantulas to werewolves! Learn the enchanting powers of animals that hide from muggle eyes, and meet some of the incredible animals that inspired them. You’ll be amazed to discover that animals from the Bornean rainforest have just as much magic in them as the unicorns of the Forbidden Forest. Imps, pixies, doxies and dragons, you’re sure to uncover magic in the animals all around you!

Where the Wild Things Art: Paint Night

Love animals? A budding artist? Or simply want a fun evening at the Zoo with friends while giving back? Join us for a unique event at the Zoo as we paint some of our favorite Zoo animals. Bring your friends, family members, or a group of coworkers for a guided painting event. No experience necessary!

These classes are for adults 18+.

For dates and availability or to sign up check our Events Calendar

Behind the Scenes Tour 

Take a guided behind-the-scenes tour for a look at our Animal Health Center which is not visible from our public viewing spaces.  Tours last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and are limited to groups of no more than eight people.  All participants must be 10 years of age and older and all minors must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

See our Calendar for Dates and Times


2022 Dates and Classes Coming Soon!


Zoo Yoga – 2022 Dates and Classes Coming Soon!

We’re teaming up with Corepower Yoga studios to offer yoga classes at the Zoo. Each class will be held near a different exhibit, and will include an animal ambassador visit and a chance to see some of our animals up close. Classes are for ages 14+ and are $20 per person.

Utah Master Naturalist

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.