Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Home



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


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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.

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ZSI:  Zoo Scientific Inquiry

In our intensive 9-week program, students build terrariums, care for live animals, and learn to gather and interpret data using the scientific method.

Program length: One hour per week for 9 weeks

Grade Level: Grade 4

FREE programs available to qualified schools.

Animal Appearance

Our friendly zoo animals are always a hit during this casual “meet and greet.”

Program length: 60 minutes

Price: $50 per animal, up to 3 animals

FREE programs available to qualified schools.

Just Zoo It Mini-Grant Applications

The 2020 mini-grant program is sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives- Your local REMC’s. This opportunity is available for 1st or 2nd grade classrooms in the following counties/school districts: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Stueben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitely.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.  To apply, fill out the application. Applications can be sent 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 Jan. 31)

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

Award Information:  All award information will be sent via email by March 31, 2020.

Thank you to our sponsor

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

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