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A wide variety of education programs designed to meet the needs of teachers, students, and other members of our community are available at the Salisbury Zoo. Programs are aligned with state and national science standards. Teacher training opportunities are available. To receive more information, please contact the Education Department.


Guided Tour
An informative tour through the Zoo led by a trained Wildlife Interpreter. Provides an introduction to species on exhibit, and reinforces concepts such as classification, adaptation, habitat and natural resource conservation. Approximately 90 minutes in length.

Self Guided Tour 
Receive a packet of materials with pre-and-post activities and lesson ideas.  On the day of your trip, you will be able to lead your group through the zoo at your own pace and conduct several activities within the zoo based on materials received in your packet.



Classroom Program
Choose from several theme-specific, interactive programs that utilize the zoo’s education animal collection. Topics include adaptations, food chains and classification. Approximately 45 minutes in length.

Animal Presentation
This presentation of three animals generally includes a bird, mammal and reptile, but can be tailored to your topic of study. Topics can be discussed with the education department at time of booking.  Approximately 30 minutes in length.

LEAF (Local Ecology, Animals and Forests)
Program for 4th grade students focusing on local forests, their animals, uses, ecology, and threats. Approximately 2 hours in length.

Teacher Training
Topic specific trainings are available for homeschool, preschool and classroom teachers.  These trainings give a variety of ideas and ways to incorporate science across the curriculum.  Approximately 2 hours in length.

We bring the zoo to you.  Several of our Wildlife Encounter options are mobile.  If you cannot come to us, we can come to you.  With each of these programs we utilize the zoo’s education animal collection.  Several programs offer a hands-on component.  Approximately 45 minutes in length.