School & Scout Experiences

​​​Field Trips 

Bring your school to the Zoo!  Every year, thousands of students from throughout Indiana take field trips to the Indianapolis Zoo where school groups learn more about conservation and animals from around the world.

Overnight Adventures 

Enter a world long kept in the dark — the Zoo at night! Our Overnight Programs will show you what most Zoo visitors only imagine. With several options to choose, the Zoo offers Overnight programs for schools and Girl Scouts.

Project Based Learning

The Indianapolis Zoo wishes to inspire and engage Indiana Schools to take part in local conservation projects through Project Based Learning and Service Learning projects.

Teacher Resources 

Share a part of the Zoo with your class! Our educational suitcases give your students hands-on activities focusing on animals here at the Zoo and around the world. Kits include a teacher's manual and props like books, artifacts, posters and activities.

Workshops & Programs​ 

We have fun and education programs for school groups and scout troops! School groups can join us for a 45-minute interactive program where we do activities and explore one of several areas on grounds.​ Scouts can collect experiences to help them in reaching thir scouting goals.