Preschool and Homeschool Programs

Zoo Knoxville is following CDC guidelines for daycares and following the guidance of Knox County Health Department. These measures include increased hand washing/sanitizing throughout the day and increased cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. Classrooms will be disinfected daily and classes will be kept separate from each other. All staff and students will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 each day before being allowed to attend class. Parents and all children attending the 6th-8th grade class are required to wear a mask inside all buildings. Children attending preschool – 5th grade classes are not required to wear a mask but can if they are comfortable putting it on and taking it off properly by themselves. 


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. Weekly classes are offered on Tuesdays for ages 4-5. One parent or guardian must attend.

Fall semester registration is full. Check back in November for the spring semester schedule and registration.

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

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Fall 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.  Use the discount code EDUHOMESAVE to pay only for the 2nd half of the semester.    

Fall Weekly Class Information

Weekly Registration

Monthly Classes

Supplement your curriculum with monthly science classes on Thursdays for Kindergarten – 12th grade. Use the discount code EDUHOMESAVE to be charged only for the remaining 2 classes.   

Fall Monthly Class Information

Monthly Registration

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