Traveling Zoo Outreach Programs

The Erie Zoo can travel to you! The Erie Traveling Zoo comes straight into your classroom, Senior/assisted living, organization, or event and enables your participants to go beyond the limits of a textbook. Also birthday parties are available for public places. The zoo can't go into people's personal homes or property. We can't 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.  They will see, hear, and touch animals and artifacts while learning at the same time. Accommodations can be made for all skill levels and abilities. 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!  Cost is double on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.

Contact Kim Bowes at (814) 864-4091 ext. 247 or  to schedule a visit from the Traveling Zoo.

Fee Schedule InfoErie Traveling Zoo Request FormCommunity Event Request Form

Program Options


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

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Programs include an activity 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 as little as one hour or up to a maximum of three hours. Pricing follows the small group program rates. Each hour equals one program.

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