Zoo to You Outreach


 Can't come to us? We'll come to you! Our outreach programs are fun, interactive and a great way to introduce all ages to science without having to leave your community!  

All those who wish to book a Zoo To You Outreach must complete an application form. 

All Zoo To You Outreach programs must be booked a least 1 month from the program date. In order to check availability after the 1 month cut off, please email contact us immediately. When booking and outreach program within the 1 month cut off period, there will be a $25 late fee.


For more information, please email the Education Department or call 423-697-1322 ext: 5782.

School Program Choices







Movin’ and Groovin’ Animals



Read A Loud based lesson that allows children to explore animals’ bodies and how they move, while moving and grooving on their own.

Recipe for a Habitat


We’ll add and mix up the “ingredients” that go into making a habitat, and explore why they are so important to plants, animals, and to us.

Amazing Adaptions


Animals have and do some pretty bizarre things to help them survive. We will discover some of their Amazing Adaptations and a few of our own!

Buy, Sell, SAVE!


In this game show style program, find out how much our actions as consumers can affect our planet!

Unique Adaptations for Unique Biomes



Ever wonder why some lizards have spikes or why some mammals are extra fuzzy?  Analyze these adaptations and more to find out what biome the animals are originally from.

PreK-1st grade programs are approximately 30 minutes long, and 2nd grade + are 45 minutes long. All programs include a special animal encounter.

Registration and Payment Information:

  • Available Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-3PM (an additional fee of $25 will be added to programs that are not within this time frame).
  • All outreaches must be booked at least 1 month from the program date.



 Up to 80 people   $80 
 81 - 150 people   $150
 151 - 250 people  $180 
Booking more than one program a day? Just add $45 per additional program, up to three programs! 


*NOTE: Programs with greater than 80 participants will require special presentation set up and, for the safety and comfort of our animals, will not include a "touch" encounter. 


Mileage Fee:


 0 - 20 miles  No Fee
 21 - 40 miles  $10.00
 41 - 60 miles  $50.00
 >60 miles Contact Us



Senior Communities:

Available Mondays only.

Animal-assisted therapy has been the subject of much research and has been proven to increase serotonin levels, lower blood pressures and reduce depression. In other words, make people happy and less stressed!  Our outreach team will bring a live animal, along with a biofact, to show and allow for up close encounters with residents.  Information regarding the particular animal and their role both in the world and at the Chattanooga Zoo will be given.  This is a 30 minute presentation.

To book your Zoo to You Senior Outreach Program, email James Brantley or call 423.643.5786

Outreach Policies:

An adult representative must be in the class at all times during the program

The following are NOT allowed:

  • Food or drink
  • Other animals
  • Other activities during setup or presentation



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