Programs & Parties ~

Explore & Learn Field Trips and Teacher Programs

Looking for a hands-on adventure for your students or group? Download our Explore & Learn brochure below to learn about our unique opportunities for student involvement such as Edzoocation Programs & Tours and Zoo To You Programs. 

Edzoocation Programs & Tours
Edzoocation Programs are 30-minute programs that incorporate animal ambassadors, biofacts, and multimedia to teach students about a variety of topics. Edzoocation Tours integrate classroom learning and real-world applications with the ones who know it best! Learn about the region’s wildlife and see animals in their habitats up close on these 45-minute to 1 hour guided tours of a specific zoo area.

Zoo To You Programs
Zoo-To-You Programs are 45-minute presentations from a zoo educator and some of our popular animal ambassadors. Animal ambassadors may include birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and small mammals. Sorry, the zebra won’t fit in the van! These programs are a great supplement to your school curriculum, after-school program, scout meeting, summer camp, community programs, and more.

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Workshops & Sleepovers

Our workshop and sleepover programs are an excellent choice for any organization looking for an exciting educational experience. Our education team is trained in providing programming for all ages and will conduct a guided your of the zoo and live animal presentation.

Visit FAQS to learn more about workshops and sleepovers. 

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Celebrate your party at the Oglebay Good Zoo! We do all of the set up and clean up. All you have to do is show up! The basic party package includes zoo admission for up to 25 guests, party room for two hours, paper goods (table cover, plates, napkins, etc.), and one team member to assist with party activities. Looking for some extra excitement? Check out our party addons to experience an up-close animal encounter or guided zoo tour! 

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Need More Information?

For more information about these programs, contact our Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4100 or email