Earn your High School Credit in Biology at the Zoo!

Do you have a passion for animals, learning and the environment? Are you looking for an experience that's exciting, unforgettable, as well as worthwhile for your education and future career? If so, join us for Zoo School - earn your Grade 11 Biology, University Preparation (SBI3U) credit at the Toronto Zoo!

This unique learning experience engages students through an innovative combination of onsite lessons and behind-the-scenes tours combined with virtual offerings including teacher led lessons and activities. Students gain insider knowledge on the Zoo's conservation programs and career discussions with Zoo staff.

Zoo School operates 60% in-person and 40% virtually. This hybrid model allows for students to attend the Zoo for appropriate zoo-linked curriculum expectations while also giving them the convenience of attending teacher-led lessons from home, without the need to travel to the Zoo. The on-line portion of the course will be delivered synchronously (a teacher will be present). 

Zoo School will run from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm each day. Students will be expected to either be at the Zoo for those hours or logged on to the on-line platform.

Zoo School is offered in two sessions each Summer:


  • Monday July 1 – Friday July 26 
  • Monday August 5 – Friday 30

The cost of Zoo School 2024 is $1,849 (HST exempt)

Zoo School 2024 is now full. To register for the waitlist, please click below.


  • Monday June 30 – Friday July 25 (We will operate on the Holiday Monday)
  • Monday August 4 – Friday August 29 (We will operate on the Holiday Monday)

The cost of Zoo School 2025 is $1,849 (HST exempt)

Register Here

*Please note that Zoo School requires a minimum of five students per session to operate. The Toronto Zoo reserves the right to cancel Zoo School due to insufficient student enrollment.

Our Toronto Zoo - Connecting people, animals,, and conservation science to fight extinction.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQs please contact Zoo School at [email protected].

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