School and Group Programs

Let the area's best zoo provide an unforgettable learning experience for you and your students.


Cosley Zoo education programs meet many Illinois State Learning Standards for children ages 3 and over. Choose from one of the programs listed in our brochure or have us customize a program for you. Program material is adjusted to be age appropriate for your group.

Visit the Zoo

A trip to Cosley Zoo will offer an unequaled experience as the children participate in an educational, fun, interactive program in the midst of the zoo's animals. Zoo programs covering a variety of topics are available year-round for ages 3 and over.

Education Programs are: Education Program Fees

Reservations
A minimum two-week advance notice is required for scheduling a program. Earlier registration is recommended. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.

When making your group reservation, please have the following information available:

For more information or to make reservations, please call 630.665.5534. Once you have made your reservation, confirmation material will be sent to you. Review it carefully and verify that all the information is correct. Call us as soon as possible with any corrections or changes to your reservation.

Payment and Cancellations
Please note: payment and cancellation has changed from previous years.

Downloadable Activities

These downloadable files include activities for both before and after your visit to the zoo.

Download the School and Group Programs Brochure for program descriptions.

Let the Zoo Visit You

Can't come to the zoo? Let us come to you!

These dynamic, one-of-a-kind programs are done right in your classroom or multi-purpose room. Both classroom and assembly style programs are offered to suit your needs. Fees vary based on group size and program location.

Zoo to You Programs are:

Download our Zoo to You Brochure for more information on topics.

Zoo to You Program Fees Travel Fee Reservations

A minimum two-week advance notice is required for scheduling a program. Earlier registration is recommended. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis. When making your group reservation, please have the following information available:

For more information or to make reservations, please call 630.665.5534. Once you have made your reservation, confirmation material will be sent to you. Review it carefully and verify that all the information is correct. Call us as soon as possible with any corrections or changes to your reservation.

Payment and Cancellations

Cosley Zoo staff is experienced in working with a wide variety of ages and groups with special needs. If you are interested in scheduling a program, need more information, or have a special request, please call us at 630.665.5534.

We look forward to being part of a memorable learning experience for your students.

For more information about Cosley Zoo School and Group Programs, please Contact Us.

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