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. If you have any issues accessing the classes, please contact

  • Geography: Orienteering, Topographic Maps and Landforms: Class code: jnw4eu2
  • Ecology: Biomes & Adaptations, Ecosystem relationships, and Backyard Ecology: Class code: urast6b
  • Zoology: Animal Classification, Structure and Behavior: Class code: gksbsqz
  • Conservation Biology (4th grade and up): Class code: 5blgx4t

Zoo Knoxville is making this content available at no cost to help our community during this pandemic crisis.  We are closed but still caring for more than 700 animals.  If you are able, please consider a donation to the zoo during this critical time. With your support, we can inspire action for wildlife and wild places and empower students to be conservation leaders.

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

Fall semester registration is open for all families.

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

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Fall Preschool Information

Preschool Registration



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.  Fall semester registration is open for all families.  

Fall Weekly Class Information

Weekly Registration

Monthly Classes

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

Fall Monthly Class Information

Monthly Registration

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