Investigation Station programs are designed for groups of 10 or more and are in line with the Kansas State Standards for Science (KCCRSS). Each station can accommodate one classroom of students. Groups are assigned based on grade and group size. Possible topics include Three Little Pigs, Pollinator Protectors, Wild Weather, Climate Challenge, and Vet’s Eye View. Program topics change annually. Students with special needs are welcome in all programs. 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.
Appropriate for ages: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
With a minimum notice of two weeks.
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.