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Discovery Boxes

Perfect for teachers, scout leaders, and homeschool families.

Each Discovery Box is unique and might contain curricula, activity ideas, videos, biofacts, animal pictures, classroom materials, and more.

Discovery Box Topic Description
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Animal Body Coverings From fur and feathers to scales and skin, students will investigate animal body coverings and learn to classify animals into groups just like a scientist.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
What’s a Zoo? Future zoo keepers will love this Discovery Box! Students will explore the world of zoos, learn about the animals that call zoos home, and investigate the careers that help keep zoos running!
Wild Animals and Pet Animals In the Wild Animals & Pet Animals Discovery Box, students will learn the difference between wild animals and animals that can be kept as pets. Students will be able to look through books on different wild animal species to learn exciting new animal facts.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Animal Body Coverings From fur and feathers to scales and skin, students will investigate animal body coverings and learn to classify animals into groups just like a scientist.
Birds Nature is waiting to be discovered right outside your window with the Discover: Birds box! Investigate feathers, listen to birdsong, and learn tips and tricks to be a backyard birding pro.
Bugs Learn about animals with six legs, eight legs, or even hundreds of legs in the Discover: Bugs box! Students will read books and investigate bug figures.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Mammals Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And monkeys and mongoose and manatees too? What makes all of these animals “mammals”? Investigate mammalian characteristics and learn to classify mammals with this Discovery Box.
Penguins Dive into the Penguins Discovery Box and learn about the physical characteristics, habitats, and diets of penguins at the Zoo and around the world.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Reptiles Discover reptiles with this box! Students will investigate reptile characteristics and learn all about them through hands on activities and reptile books.
What’s a Zoo? Future zoo keepers will love this Discovery Box! Students will explore the world of zoos, learn about the animals that call zoos home, and investigate the careers that help keep zoos running!
Wild Animals and Pet Animals In the Wild Animals & Pet Animals Discovery Box, students will learn the difference between wild animals and animals that can be kept as pets. Students will be able to look through books on different wild animal species to learn exciting new animal facts.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Animal Body Coverings From fur and feathers to scales and skin, students will investigate animal body coverings and learn to classify animals into groups just like a scientist.
Birds Nature is waiting to be discovered right outside your window with the Discover: Birds box! Investigate feathers, listen to birdsong, and learn tips and tricks to be a backyard birding pro.
Bugs Learn about animals with six legs, eight legs, or even hundreds of legs in the Discover: Bugs box! Students will read books and investigate bug figures.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Mammals Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And monkeys and mongoose and manatees too? What makes all of these animals “mammals”? Investigate mammalian characteristics and learn to classify mammals with this Discovery Box.
Penguins Dive into the Penguins Discovery Box and learn about the physical characteristics, habitats, and diets of penguins at the Zoo and around the world.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Reptiles Discover reptiles with this box! Students will investigate reptile characteristics and learn all about them through hands on activities and reptile books.
What’s a Zoo? Future zoo keepers will love this Discovery Box! Students will explore the world of zoos, learn about the animals that call zoos home, and investigate the careers that help keep zoos running!
Wild Animals and Pet Animals In the Wild Animals & Pet Animals Discovery Box, students will learn the difference between wild animals and animals that can be kept as pets. Students will be able to look through books on different wild animal species to learn exciting new animal facts.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Animal Body Coverings From fur and feathers to scales and skin, students will investigate animal body coverings and learn to classify animals into groups just like a scientist.
Birds Nature is waiting to be discovered right outside your window with the Discover: Birds box! Investigate feathers, listen to birdsong, and learn tips and tricks to be a backyard birding pro.
Bugs Learn about animals with six legs, eight legs, or even hundreds of legs in the Discover: Bugs box! Students will read books and investigate bug figures.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Mammals Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And monkeys and mongoose and manatees too? What makes all of these animals “mammals”? Investigate mammalian characteristics and learn to classify mammals with this Discovery Box.
Penguins Dive into the Penguins Discovery Box and learn about the physical characteristics, habitats, and diets of penguins at the Zoo and around the world.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Reptiles Discover reptiles with this box! Students will investigate reptile characteristics and learn all about them through hands on activities and reptile books.
Wild Animals and Pet Animals In the Wild Animals & Pet Animals Discovery Box, students will learn the difference between wild animals and animals that can be kept as pets. Students will be able to look through books on different wild animal species to learn exciting new animal facts.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Birds Nature is waiting to be discovered right outside your window with the Discover: Birds box! Investigate feathers, listen to birdsong, and learn tips and tricks to be a backyard birding pro.
Bugs Learn about animals with six legs, eight legs, or even hundreds of legs in the Discover: Bugs box! Students will read books and investigate bug figures.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Mammals Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And monkeys and mongoose and manatees too? What makes all of these animals “mammals”? Investigate mammalian characteristics and learn to classify mammals with this Discovery Box.
Penguins Dive into the Penguins Discovery Box and learn about the physical characteristics, habitats, and diets of penguins at the Zoo and around the world.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Reptiles Discover reptiles with this box! Students will investigate reptile characteristics and learn all about them through hands on activities and reptile books.
Wild Animals and Pet Animals In the Wild Animals & Pet Animals Discovery Box, students will learn the difference between wild animals and animals that can be kept as pets. Students will be able to look through books on different wild animal species to learn exciting new animal facts.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
NEW Habitats Using this NEW Discovery Box, your students will explore ecosystems from around the world that animals call home and study the adaptations that let animals survive from the driest deserts to the frozen tundra.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Rain Forests In the Rain Forests Discovery Box, students will climb to new heights learning the different levels of a rainforest. Students will discover the animals hiding in the understory and swinging through the canopy and learn why rainforests are one of our world’s most important and diverse ecosystems.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.
Discovery Box Topic Description
NEW Animal Kingdom Be a scientist and discover the Animal Kingdom with this NEW Discovery Box! Your students will make observations, learn how to classify animals, explore the role of animals in their ecosystems, and more.
Amphibians From tiny tadpoles to big bullfrogs, students will learn all about amphibians and the amazing metamorphosis they undergo in their unique life cycle through hands on activities and engaging books.
Indiana Animals Animals are all around us! With this Discovery Box, students will explore tracks and scat to identify the animals that call Indiana home.

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 education@kidszoo.org. 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 which they were borrowed.

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