Online Learning, Preschool and Homeschool Programs


Do you need fun educational resources and activities now that we’re all homeschoolers? The Education Team is creating online classes with an environmental science theme. We’ll upload new classes as they become available. Each class is taught through videos from the zoo and the web, at-home hands-on activities, knowledge quizzes and resources for further learning. Students can ask questions using the comments feature in each lesson. Classes can be completed at the students pace and have a variety of materials to reach a wide range of grade levels. All classes are available for free, but donations are greatly appreciated to help support the zoo during the closure for COVID-19.

To join a class, visit, choose “I’m a student” in the pop-up window and then click the plus sign in the upper right corner of the screen. In the next pop-up window enter the class code shown next to the class below.

  • Geography: Orienteering, Topographic Maps and Landforms is available now. Class code: jnw4eu2
  • Ecology: Class code available April 27th
  • Zoology: Class code available early May


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Bring your little scientist to the zoo to explore science through games, activities, crafts and up-close animal encounters.  You’ll participate with your child as we inspire curiosity and create connections with animals and science.

  • Age group: Prekindergarten ages 4-5
  • Cost: $59 semester for 1 child and 1 adult
  • Schedule: Weekly on Tuesdays from 10:15 – 11:15am, Jan 28th – April 21st (no class March 17th)
  • One parent must attend

Stay tuned for information about the fall semester.

An annual pass or Circle of Friends membership is required to register.   

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Preschool Information



Zoo Knoxville Homeschool Academy’s semester long weekly classes and monthly classes are an impactful way to supplement your K-8th grade science curriculum.  From hands-on activities to up-close animal encounters, students learn how to apply science concepts to the plants and animals found at Zoo Knoxville.

An annual pass or Circle of Friends membership is required to register.

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Weekly Classes

Keep your student engaged with a regular dose of science fun and discovery.  Weekly science classes are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Kindergarten – 8th grade.  Stay tuned for information about the fall semester. 

Weekly Class Information

Monthly Classes

Supplement your curriculum with monthly science classes on Thursdays for Kindergarten – 12th grade. Stay tuned for information about the fall semester.  

Monthly Class Information

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