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Educational Programs at the Hattiesburg Zoo

Keeper Chats
Every day at Hattiesburg Zoo offers a chance for edZOOcation! When you enter the gate, be sure to ask about the day's keeper chats and animal encounters. These are always FREE with admission.
Zoo Tots
Designed for children ages 2 to 5, Zoo Tots incorporates stories, games, crafts and animal encounters to make learning fun! Your child will learn basic skills such as counting, sorting, matching and identifying colors while being exposed to the wonderful world of animals. Zoo Tots classes are offered monthly at a rate of $7 per child.
Field Trip Classes
Designed to interest and inform all ages, from animal coverings and adaptations, to skeletal systems and the ecosystem, there is something fun for everyone. Classes are aligned with the Mississippi Science Curriculum for all levels from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Year-Round Zoo Camps
Camps at the Zoo are designed to introduce children ages 4 to 13 to the wonders of the animal world through games, crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters and so much more. A variety of camps including Winter, Spring Break and Summer Camps are offered, and online registration is available. 
Birthday Parties
Create an unforgettable birthday party experience at the Hattiesburg Zoo with packages that include a range of unique options like Zoo admission, cupcakes, ice cream, train and carousel rides, an animal encounter and more! For more information, or to book a party, click here
Zoo-to-YOU
Teachers, are you looking for a wildly exciting way to reinforce science objectives? Let the Hattiesburg Zoo come to you with a hands-on, animal-packed class that is aligned with the Mississippi Science Curriculum. Choose from a range of lesson plans or customize your own! Click for more information. 
Adopt an Animal
If you want to be a monkey's uncle, then join our Adopt an Animal program! When you adopt, donations go directly towards caring for your "wild child." Just like a real parent, you'll be able to watch your child grow, learn and play with each visit to the Zoo. Click for more information