Students in grades 9-12 are able to tour the Zoo’s Commissary and Oliver Animal Hospital. Groups are limited to 15 total people including students and teachers. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Tours involve a fair amount of walking. 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: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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.
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