Covid-19 Update: All Erie Zoo outreaches are now cancelled until further notice in response to Covid-19 directives. We thank you for bearing with us during these uncertain times. If you have any questions please contact us through the contact form on our website. Thank you!
If you are interested in ways to support the Erie Zoo during this time please visit the link below.
Virtual Programs- Zoom
Schedule a 30-45 minute virtual program focusing on an Erie Zoo animal of your choice. Programs may be scheduled Monday through Friday from
9 am-3 pm. Programs can be adjusted to fit any age group. The cost is $45 per program for up to 30 people, $65 per program with 31-50 people or $150 for groups of 150 people.
You must pre-register for this program by calling 864-4091x247 or emailing email@example.com at least two weeks before the desired program date.
Traveling Zoo Outreach Programs
The Erie Zoo can travel to you! We offer fun, memorable, and hands-on educational experiences for all ages. Meet some of our live animal ambassadors and interact with animal artifacts during programs that are sure to inspire your group! The Erie Traveling Zoo comes straight into your classroom, senior/assisted living, university, organization, library or event.
Our programs are aligned with Pennsylvania state educational standards. We can adapt programs to fit your institution's needs or work to develop a custom program. Accommodations can be made for all skill levels and abilities as well.
Please note that the zoo cannot go into people's personal homes or property. We cannot bring our zoo animals to a location where they can be exposed to other animals, so please inform us of any potential conflicts so we can find a solution that works. Please notify us ahead of time so arrangements can be made. The Traveling Zoo is in operation year round and can do programs seven days a week!
Contact Kim Bowes at (814) 864-4091 ext. 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit from the Traveling Zoo.
Our infant-toddler programs are 30 minutes long. Each program will have 3 ambassador animals depending on staff and animal availability.
Our preschool programs are 45 minutes long. Each program will have between 3-4 ambassador animals depending on staff and animal availability.
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Our K-2nd programs are 45-60 minutes long. Each program will have between 3-4 ambassador animals depending on staff and animal availability.
3rd Grade and Older
Our 3rd-5th programs are 45-60 minutes long. Each program will have between 3-4 ambassador animals depending on staff and animal availability.
Middle School Programs
Our middle school programs are 45-60 minutes long. Each program will have between 3-4 ambassador animals depending on staff and animal availability.
Senior Citizen Centers/Colleges: Meet and Greet
The Erie Traveling Zoo provides a unique and stimulating animal experience for residents. Some animals can be touched and all animals can be seen up close. Presentation sessions last 45 - 60 minutes.
Community Events: Zoo Encounter
The Erie Traveling Zoo can participate in community events including fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and recognition celebrations. The Erie Traveling Zoo can attend an event for up to two hours. Pricing follows the small group program rates. Each hour equals one program.