New York State

Buffalo Zoo

This zoo boasts 1,000 animals on 23 acres, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and animals in a special children’s petting zoo. The zoo offers school and scout groups programs such as What’s For Dinner, Food Web Exploration, and Rainforest Adventure! Homeschoolers can enjoy a unique monthly class getting up close and personal with live animals while learning about their lives and their habitats. Plan an overnight trip with Zoo Snooze, where groups can sleep over at the zoo alongside their animal pals!
 
Contact Info 
Address: 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214. Erie County. Tel: 716-837-3900 ext. 143. Website: www.buffalozoo.org. Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5+ hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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