Discovery Home School | The Topeka Zoo

Discovery Home School

Discovery School Program 2017-2018

This program is designed to provide an up close and personal encounter with science concepts, vocabulary, and interactions with the zoo. Home school groups are the largest population served, although the program is open to anyone. Discovery School is offered the third Wednesday of each month (except December and March) during the school year from 1:00-3:00pm. The first hour will be an education program with a live animal component and the second hour will be some sort of activity (craft, game, scavenger hunt, etc.).

The cost is $5/child ages 3+ for the class. Adults do not have to pay, but are asked to stay with their child for the duration of the class. You are still responsible for paying admission or using your membership to get into the zoo as well. Pre-registration is not required for these classes.

The theme for this year will revolve around the power of storytelling and how we can use stories to connect with animals. The story we focus on might be a conservation success story of an animal, an animal hero story, an individual personal story, and more! Each class will discuss a different animal or two. The dates for the classes are listed below.

Yearly Theme: Animals and Their Stories

September 20
October 18
November 15
December 13*
January 17
February 21
March 14*
April 18
May 16

*Denotes the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

For more information, please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or


Updated 08/11/2017