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  to schedule a visit from the Traveling Zoo.

Fee Schedule InfoFAQErie Traveling Zoo Request Form

Program Options


Pre-school programs include a story and three-four animal visitors.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Programs include a story and three-four animal visitors.

3rd Grade and Older

Programs include a story and three-four animal visitors.

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.

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