North Carolina Zoo

Groups will see more than 1,100 animals, 40,000 plants, and an outdoor public art collection. Discover the value of the zoo’s habitats for its many residents including reptiles, tropical birds, and mammals from North America and Africa - including bears, giraffes, elephants, and desert creatures. On a field trip, students and scouts can learn about the adaptations and social behavior of gorillas and chimpanzees, trek through a tropical forest habitat, study wetland environments, and much more. Schools can schedule the Zoo School program, or bring their younger learners to the kidZone for outdoor fun and an animal encounter.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205. Randolph County. Tel: 336-879-7718. Email: schoolprograms@nczoo.org. Website: www.nczoo.org. Hrs: Daily Apr.-Oct. 9AM-5PM, Nov.-Mar. 9AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental 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