EDUCATION

Touching Hearts • Igniting Passion • Saving Wildlife

For information or assistance for any Education Event or Program on this page (excluding School field trips), please contact Teagan at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or teagan@rollinghillszoo.org.

RHZ Summer Camps

KIDS SUMMER CAMPS

June 4 - July 19, 2024, for children ages 4-12 years old.

Your child will enjoy a wild adventure during Summer Camp as they explore different species during our exciting interactive programs which engage the mind and body through hands-on activities. Each week features different animal friends and offers new activities daily.

JUNIOR ZOO KEEPER CAMPS

May 28 - 31, 2024for ages 12-15 years old. Teens will learn what it takes to work in a Zoo!

Details & Registration
SUMMER Camps

School Groups

Bring your school group out to Rolling Hills Zoo & Wildlife Museum for an unforgettably FUN adventure! Offering discounted admission rates to public, private home-schooled, and licensed daycare providers, Rolling Hills Zoo can accommodate your school's next great expedition!


Field Trips:

$7.50 per Student (paid for by school)

$7.50 per Chaperone (1 per 10 Students - paid for by school)

$13.50 per Extra Chaperones (paid for by school)

Regular admission will apply to any additional adults/family members that come to enjoy the Zoo during your field trip:

• Adults - $15
• Seniors (65+) - $14
• Children (3-12) - $9
• Children 2 & Younger - FREE

School Group Gift Shop List.pdf

School GROUP ONLINE RESERVATION INQUIRY FORM

Enhance Your School Group Field Trip With Any Of The Following:

DISCOVERY CLASS

Have an extra special adventure at Rolling Hills Zoo with this 30-minute grade-specific lessons during this interactive, thematically-based program. This program features one live animal and hands-on activities with animal bio-facts, such as skins, skulls and teeth. Suggested class size of 35 or less.

Choose from age-appropriate K-8 lessons in the following themes:

  • Life on the Prairie: All about the animals in your backyard.
  • Feline Happy: A program all about cat - large and small!
  • What's Buggin' Me: A program all about why bugs are important.
  • Adaptations: A program about how animals are equipped to handle the world.

Special requested themes can be considered.

$65 for the first program • $35 for each additional program scheduled on the same day.

For more information or assistance with our Discovery Class, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org


PERSONAL GUIDED TOUR

A one-hour Zoo or Wildlife Museum tour lead by an Education Team Member is $50. Additional tours can be scheduled for the same day at $40 each. 30 person limit per tour.

TRAM RIDES

Our extended tram ride allows students to get off to visit various outdoor exhibits. $10 per person and available by reservation only, with a minimum of 12 people. Tram ride lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Our reserved non-stop tram is $7 per person, with a minimum of 12 people for a 45-minute ride through the Zoo.

For more information or assistance with any of our school group reservations please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 114, or email kris@rollinghillszoo.org.

Other On-Site Educational Opportunities

TWILIGHT SAFARI ADVENTURE

You can schedule your own Twilight Safari's on a Friday or Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (dependent on availability) with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 people per date.

This program is ideal for large families, sports teams, scouts, and other small groups, although children under 4 years of age are not permitted.

Twilight Safari Adventure Includes:

  • A guided evening Wildlife Museum tour
  • A guided evening Zoo tour
  • One Ambassador Animal Encounter
  • A peek at some of our animals in the Zoo (If available)
  • Hot dogs & s'mores to roast over a fire (propane fire pit; weather dependent), plus chips & a drink

Program Cost: $23 Per Person

Animal Encounter Add-On (optional): $100
An Animal Encounter can be added on for an additional charge. This option includes the presentation of three of our Ambassador Animals during your event.

Scheduling: Please schedule two weeks in advance. Scheduling will be based on date availability. To schedule your Twilight Safari Adventure contact Teagan Miller at teagan@rollinghillszoo.org or call 785-827-9488 ext. 132.

You can also fill out our Education Program Inquiry (button below) and select "Twilight Safari" to find out if your date is available. Submitting his form does not guarantee your date(s).

Education Program inquiry

ZOO PALOOZA

This program is designed for groups of up to 20 people and is ideal for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports teams, classes and small groups. Children 7 years and younger are allowed with adult supervision.

Zoo Palooza includes:‍

  • A 30-minute program based on a specific area of the world with a conservation and zoo focus. The program can be based on your educational needs. If you have a certain badge you want to achieve or area of interest, we can design your program accordingly.
  • A 30-minute Animal Meet & Greet with three of our animal ambassadors.
  • A 15-minute Keeper Encounter or animal training session (depending upon availability).

Special requested themes can be considered.
ext. 132 or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org

For your group's admission to the Zoo & Wildlife Museum, ask about group pricing which is dependent upon number of participants.

Group lunch is available at an additional cost of $7.50 per person.

Program Cost: $100

Scheduling: Please schedule two weeks in advance. Scheduling programs will be based on date availability. To schedule your program contact Teagan Miller at teagan@rollinghillszoo.org or call 785-827-9488 ext. 132.

Fill out the Education Program Inquiry Form (button below) to inquire about the availability of a Rolling Hills Zoo Education Program for your group!

Education Program inquiry

GROUP OVERNIGHT EXPEDITIONS

Kids of all ages will enjoy an Overnight Expedition at Rolling Hills Zoo! Whether it is for scouts, teams, birthday parties, school groups, family reunions, or any other group, this is one unique experience you won't soon forget.

You're adventure will include:

  • Museum tour & activity
  • Bedtime snacks & breakfast
  • Indoor sleeping
  • Craft & activity
  • Sunrise tram ride thru the Zoo
  • Admission into the Zoo the next morning

All Overnight Expeditions require a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve.

For more information or assistance with any of our Educational Opportunities, please contact us at 785-827-9488 ext. 132, or email teagan@rollinghillszoo.org.

TODDLER TUESDAY

Toddler Tuesday takes place the first Tuesday of every month, and every Tuesday during the months of June and July in the Conference Center located in the Wildlife Museum.

Toddler Tuesdays is an educational experience for toddlers, ages 1 – 5, where they will enjoy a special story time, learn more about the animal featured in the story, create a fun craft, and enjoy playtime. Together, toddlers will connect with nature, wildlife and each other.

Toddler Tuesday is a free event with your paid admission. Members get in free.

Zoo To You

Can't bring your class out to the Zoo? Why not let the Zoo come to YOU!

Each Zoo to You presentation is jam-packed with FUN!  The interactive lessons will include hands-on activities with bio-facts and an introduction to three live animals.  Although themes vary, emphasis will be placed on conservation.  

Each Zoo to You presentation is adaptable to any age group.  While there is no minimum or maximum number of students, the ideal class size is 35 people or less.  Pricing is based on the location’s distance from the Zoo.

Fill out the Education Program Inquiry Form (button below) to inquire about the availability of a Rolling Hills Zoo Education Program for your group!
Education Program inquiry