K-12 Day Camps at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Zoo School Programs

Open your students' eyes to a world of wildlife!

Zoo School is the ultimate educational experience for students grades K-5.

Explore the wild side of education! Zoo School focuses on the animal-side of Busch Gardens, with grade-based wildlife presentations, customized electives, keeper talks and explorations of animal areas. Connect with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and challenge your students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience you can only find at Busch Gardens.


Zoo School is a self-guided experience that fits within your school day from 9:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Before your visit, you’ll receive supplemental materials, including standards-based activities to guide you through animal exhibits and help make the most of your day.


At Zoo School, your class will explore animal-focused areas of the park while engaging in self-guided activities provided by Busch Gardens. Due to the educational focus of the program, rides, shows and attractions are not included in the Zoo School experience.


Lunch: Students, teachers and chaperones are welcome to bring their lunches or purchase them at a restaurant in the park. 


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    Accepting registrations beginning August 20th. 

  • Gorillas at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Zoo School for Grades K-5

    Explore the world of great apes at Myombe Reserve, journey through the rainforest during our exclusive One Wild World Wildlife Theater Presentation, and enjoy a self-guided tour of animal-focused areas of Busch Gardens.

    Your class will engage in:

    • ●  A 30-minute Wildlife Theater Presentation including animal and audience interactions.

    • ●  Hands-on activities, exclusive to the Zoo School experience, comparing our adaptations with the primates at Myombe Reserve

    • ●  Self-guided activities involving animal exhibits throughout the park


    This program connects with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and National State Standards.

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