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Take a walk on the WILD side and invite the zoo to your classroom!

Friendly animals combine with expert presenters to make your program fun and educational. Discounts are available for consecutive programs. Additional fees such as mileage may apply.

To schedule a program or ask questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 260-427-6808 or email us at

Thank you to our sponsor for supporting our Zoomobile program



Classroom Programs

Bring your science lessons to life with a visit from the Zoomobile. Embark on a learning adventure right in your classroom. Our dynamic presentations will engage students and encourage “I Wonder Why” questioning, while supporting your classroom learning objectives.

See our new Zoomobile Programs

ZSI:  Zoo Scientific Inquiry

In our cumulative, multi-grade science program, students will explore the natural world with hands-on projects and animal encounters, all while meeting academic science standards.

Program Length:

3rd Grade- 1 hour per week for 4 weeks

4th Grade- 1 hour per week for 4 weeks

5th Grade- 1 hour per week for 6 weeks

Grade Level: 3rd-5th Grade

FREE programs available to qualified schools.

Just Zoo It Mini-Grant Applications

The 2022 mini-grant program, sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives- Your local REMC’s, is limited to:

  • Indiana schools located in a local REMC service territory. This includes Adams, Allen (Northwest, Southwest, or East Allen County district areas), DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.
  • Ohio schools located within Antwerp Local and Wayne Trace Local district boundaries

This opportunity is available for 1st or 2nd grade classrooms in public or private schools.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on October 31, 2021. Click here to access the application. Applications can be submitted by email to, by fax to 260-427-6820, or mailed to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Attn: Just Zoo It, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2021.

If you have any questions, please call Susie Bailey at 260-427-6808, or email

All award information will be sent via email by December 1, 2021

Thank you to our sponsor

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

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