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. 


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. Weekly classes are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for ages 4-5. One parent or guardian must attend. Older, younger and non-registered siblings may not attend due to space limits of the room. Fall semester registration opens for new families on May 10th. 

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.   

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Preschool Class Information

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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.

In-person Classes

Weekly and Monthly Options are available for classes at the zoo. See below for more details. An annual pass or Circle of Friends membership is required to register for in-person classes. 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.   

Purchase Zoo Passes

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 opens for new families on May 10th.

Weekly Class Information

Monthly Classes

Supplement your curriculum with monthly science classes on Thursdays for Kindergarten – 12th grade. Fall semester registration opens for new families on May 10th.

Monthly Class Information

 

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 access it here.

Contact zkfamily@zooknoxville.org for questions.