Field trip programs are designed for groups of 10 or more and are in line with the Kansas State Standards for Science (KCCRSS). Groups are assigned to a program based on grade and group size. Possible topics include Animal Tales, K-Bare Necessities, 1-Growing Up Wild, 2-Habitats, 3-Life Cycles, 4-Exploring Creature Features, 5-Web of Life, 6-8-Genetic Jeopardy, 9-12-Doctor in the Zoo. Groups in grades 6-12 may also request the Zoo Careers program. Students with special needs are welcome in all programs. We can also provide programs specifically designed for students with special needs. For every ten students, one adult must attend the program and be present with the group at the Zoo. Program requests should be made online at https://scz.org/field-trips.
Language Arts | Program | Science | STEM | Visual / Design Arts
Appropriate for ages: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
With a minimum notice of two weeks.
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita KS 67212-1698
Phone: (316) 266-8213
Fax: (316) 712-9867
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Contact: Peninnah Ziegler, Office Specialist for Education & Library
Reservations: (316) 266-8213
Please schedule your educational programs at least two weeks prior to your visit.
While there are not pure art programs for school groups, the Zoo is an excellent site for creative writing, photography, sketching, and painting.
Sculpture and Landscapes
The Zoo has a growing collection of realistic animal sculptures placed throughout the grounds. Landscape architecture and horticulture are other prime areas for observation and study.
This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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