Discovery Boxes

Perfect for teachers, scout leaders, or homeschool families.

Borrow one of our themed educational kits for use in your classroom.

What’s in a Discovery Box?

Contents vary, but most Discovery Boxes contain curricula, activity ideas, videos, biofacts, animal pictures, classroom materials, activity ideas and more.

Discovery Box Topics

What’s a Zoo?PreK-1
Animal Body CoveringsPreK-2
Rain ForestsK-6
Marine Mammals and Oceans2-8
Bats3 & up
Aquatic Animals3 & up
Indiana Animals3 & up

Discovery Box Reservations

Discovery Boxes are free and available year round for two-week loans from the Zoo office.

To reserve a Discovery Box, call the Education Department at 260-427-6808 or e-mail

Selected Discovery Boxes are also available at libraries in DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties, thanks to a grant from the Dekko Foundation. Contact your local library for more information and availability.

Discovery Boxes must be picked up and returned to the zoo office, or at the libraries in in which they were borrowed.