Home School Programs

Program Description

The Buffalo Zoo offers unique monthly homeschool classes for students to experience the world of animals like a real naturalist! Classes will focus on a different topic each month and include hands-on activities, live animal encounters, and guided exhibit visits.

Program Details

Children Ages 5-7
Program Fee: $10 for members and $12 non-members (Per Class)
Program times: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-participating children and all adults who are not Zoo members must pay regular Zoo admission (Under age 2 are free, age 2 and up are $9.00, adults are $12.00)

Children Ages 8-11
Program Fee: $12 members $14 non-members (Per Class)
Program time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-participating children and all adults who are not Zoo members must pay regular Zoo admission (Under age 2 are free, age 2 and up are $9.00, adults are $12.00)

Class Dates & Topics:

Classes will be held on Fridays in the Zoo’s Education Department. Information and activities covered within each class are age-appropriate. Older students will explore each topic at a deeper level.

Ages 8-11 at 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ages 5-7 at 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

2019-2020 CLASS DATES AND TOPICS

September 27 – Amazing Animals of Africa – Class is full for ages 5-7

October 25 – Comparing Anatomy 

November 22 – Nocturnal Animals 

December 20 – Reptiles and Amphibians 

January 31 – Arctic Expeditions 

February 28 – New World Rainforest 

March 27  – Cool Carnivores

April 24 –  Backyard Animals 

Registration Info

Classes will focus on a different topic each month and include hands-on, live animal encounters or guided Zoo tours.

  • Children Ages 5-7
  • Children Ages 8-11

How To Book

Home School Registration 5-7 form 2019-20

Home School Registration 8-11 form 2019-20

For more information, please call the Education Department at (716) 995-6143.