Online Zoo Adventure Programs

Join us for a Public Online Zoo Adventure this August or sign up your group for a Group Zoo Adventure!

BOTH OUR PUBLIC ZOO ADVENTURES AND GROUP/PRIVATE ZOO ADVENTURES PROVIDE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES FROM THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF HOME!

August Online Zoo Adventure Schedule

The Education Team had such a great summer teaching about our Zoo animals, wildlife and wild places through our Summer ZAPs! Taking a slight turn, August will be a celebration of our animals through FREE online programs that feature different animals here at the Zoo!

Did you know that throughout the year, there are numerous animal holidays in each month. These holidays are meant to celebrate the amazing creatures that live on this planet, as well as raise awareness of the challenges species face and inspire people to take conservation action. That said, August is Asian Elephant Awareness month and has a few world animal days that celebrate some of your El Paso Zoo animals.

Join us for these FREE Zoom programs to learn more about our animals, as well as what you can do to take action and help protect them in the wild. Registration is not required for these programs, but will be limited to 95 Zoom log-in users on a first-come, first-served basis. The Zoom meetings will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start time and participants will be admitted until our limit is reached.

For Zoom info and to join our August Zoo Adventure Programs, click here.


Throughout the year, there are animal holidays sprinkled throughout each month. While we always celebrate our animals here at the Zoo, we want to invite our community to help us celebrate some of these days in August!

Group Zoo Adventure Programs are designed for your group (schools, youth groups, scouts, camps, work groups, birthday parties, etc.) to register for one of five TEKS-aligned and STEAM-focused curriculum programs or for a custom program designed to fit the interests of your group. While these programs are FREE, we do ask that one group leader registers for the entire group. Once confirmed, a meeting invitation will be sent for the group leader to share with all participants.

Available year-round: June – July: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 10AM and 12PM UPDATE: Beginning August 1st: Mondays through Fridays (limited availability): Curriculum Programs available 10 AM and 12 PM, Zoo Chat available between 10AM and 2PM

Requests must be received at least five business days in advance. Requests received less than five business days in advance may not be possible.

ProgramGrade Level
Animal WrappersPre-K to 3rd
Our World Our FriendK to 12th
Animals of the Chihuahuan Desert3rd to 12th
Venomous Animals of El Paso3rd to 12th
Biomes of the World6th to 12th
Careers at the ZooAll Ages!
Zoo Chat with Education Curator, Rick LoBello, and an Amazon Parrot!All Ages!
Custom ProgramAll Ages!

SUMMER ZOO ADVENTURES HAVE ENDED FOR THE SEASON. CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR FOR MORE SUMMER ZOO ADVENTURES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES!

Each week, the Education Team will bring a new, exciting and educational theme or topic for your family to see and learn about, from the characteristics of specific kinds of animals to how animals survive in the wild! Our programs will inspire you to learn more and even take action to save wildlife.

Participants of ALL AGES are encouraged to attend a Summer Zoo Adventure! Programs will be presented on Zoom and may include live animal encounters, behind the scenes looks, craft & activities, and more! While these programs are FREE, registration is required for each session at least five business days in advance. Requests received less than five business days before the program may not be possible.

Once your request is received and if a spot is available, you will receive your Zoom invitation and confirmation via email. We do ask that families use a single log-in/user and share a screen to participate in our programs, as we are limited to 95 users on Zoom.

WeekTopic/ThemeAvailable Dates/Times
1Get ready for American Eagle Day with our Birds of Prey! June 16th @ 11AM and June 18th @ 1PM
2Amazing Animal AdaptationsJune 23rd @ 11AM and June 25th @ 1PM
3Creepy CrawliesJune 30th @ 11AM and July 2nd @ 1PM
4Explore the Chihuahuan DesertJuly 7th @ 11AM and July 9th @ 1PM
5Reptile-ManiaJuly 14th @ 11AM and July 16th @ 1PM
6Monkeys vs. ApesJuly 21st @ 11AM and July 23rd @ 1PM
7Big Cat WeekJuly 28th @ 11AM and July 30th @ 1PM