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.

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SCIENCE PUPS

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. Parents can choose either a Tuesday or Wednesday weekly class to bring their 4-5 year old. One parent or guardian must attend. Older, younger and non-registered siblings may not attend due to space limits of the room. Currently all preschool classes are full.

An annual pass or Circle of Friends membership is required to register. Both the student(s) and whoever brings the student(s) to class must either pay admission or have an annual pass or Circle of Friends membership.   

Preschool Information

Preschool Registration

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HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE ACADEMY

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. Both the student(s) and whoever brings the student(s) to class must either pay admission or have an annual pass or Circle of Friends membership.   

Helpful Hint: If you’ve purchased a new pass online and have not received your card, your number is in the PDF that is attached to your pass confirmation email. You will need to remove the first three digits of the number under the bar code. If you purchased a family pass or combo pass you will need to contact the Annual Pass office at 865-637-5331 x1011 to finish setting up your account before logging in.

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.  Fall semester registration is open.

Weekly Class Information

Weekly Class Registration

Monthly Classes

Supplement your curriculum with monthly science classes on Thursdays for Kindergarten – 12th grade. Fall semester registration is open.

Monthly Class Information

Monthly Class Registration

A link to fill out your student’s medical, pick-up permission, photo release and behavior contract forms will be included in the PDF ticket attached to your confirmation email. If you can’t find it, you can fill out the forms here.

Contact [email protected] for questions.