Teacher Resources

​​​​​​​​Education Kits 

Our education kits are designed to engage and educate students with hands-on activities focusing on animals here at the Zoo and around the world. Popular with both full-time teachers and parents who home school their children, these science kits include a teacher's manual, books, artifacts, activities, and more.



You may pick up the kits at the Zoo’s Hix Institute and borrow them for a two-week period. 

Cost: $10 for the two week period.


Education Kit Topics

  • Animal Tales Kit: A variety of stories and activities designed to stimulate young students' curiosity about animals.

  • Elephant Kit: Guide students as they learn all about one of the world's largest animals.

  • Penguin Kit: Explore the world of penguins with your students as they learn about penguin adaptations, habitats and conservation. 

  • Sensory Kit: Students will use their senses to investigate the animal world.

  • Snake Kit: Take students on journey to discover the fascinating world of snakes.

  • Conservation Kit: Bring conservation to your classroom by exploring the relationship between endangered species and the wildlife trade.  [close]

If you would you like to reserve an education kit, please email or call (317) 630-2000 between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday-Friday.

​Special Options for Educators

​​​Educator Open House ​


Save the Date! The Indianapolis Zoo will be hosting an Educator Open House in conjunction with the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center on Sept. 4, 2014. Information on how to register coming soon!

For more information, please email or call (317) 630-2000 between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday-Friday.