Henson Robinson Zoo

Opened in 1970, the Henson Robinson Zoo is home to over 300 animals of 90 different species. Your group will enjoy a day of animal fun with zoo animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia and North American and South America. See the zoo’s Wise Owls Gus Gus and Ashton, as well as lemurs, monkeys, birds, goats, donkeys, wallabies, and more. Groups can visit the petting zoo and watch the Asiatic black bear from the viewing platform. Educational programs at Henson Robinson Zoo aim to teach groups about animals and ecosystems through animal observations, zoo discovery walks, games, and crafts. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1100 East Lake Dr., Springfield, Illinois 62712. Sangamon County. Tel: 217-585-1821. Email: emcevoy@hensonrobinsonzoo.org. Website: www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zoo Lesson Plan

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive. Students act like scientists to observe animal life while focusing on the diets and eating habits.... Continue