Homeschool Programs

All visitors 12 years of age and older must present valid proof of vaccination to enter Assiniboine Park Zoo. This includes individuals visiting as part of a school or group program. Click here for more information.

Homeschool programs are a great way to enrich your homeschooling education while learning about animals, nature, conservation and more. For homeschool families, these programs are great alternatives to our School & Group Programs, which are designed for larger groups and subject to a minimum program fee. Join other homeschooled students online or at the Zoo!

Contact Us: phone 204-927-6070 or email at 


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Program Details

Exclusive to homeschool families — bringing you closer to zoo animals!

  • Tours are suitable for all grade levels.
  • Programs are offered on the last Thursday on the month, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
  • Program tours start at the Zoo main entrance (2595 Roblin Blvd) and end at Tundra Grill.
  • Minimum age of child to participate in classroom workshop is 5 years old.
  • Adult/parent chaperones are not required.
  • Price per student is $15 plus GST, child member discount does not apply.
  • Price per accompanying adult / guardian is $15 plus GST, adult member discount does not apply.
  • Adult Membership only applies if NOT attending program tour.
  • Non-accompanying adults must meet at 11:30 am at the Tundra Grill to pick up children.

Capacity is limited. Book your spots early!


Upcoming Programs

PURRfect Predators: Thursday, January 27
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn about the distinct characteristics of tigers and leopards and compare their vocalizations to smaller cats such as cougars and lynx. Find out why two-thirds of the world’s cats are endangered and learn what Assiniboine Park Zoo is doing to conserve them.

Polar Bears: Thursday, February 24
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn the remarkable stories behind the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s polar bears! Tour the Zoo's Journey to Churchill exhibit and discover how bears have adapted to survive in their habitat. Students will also explore the unique and sometimes challenging relationship between people and bears encounter in the town of Churchill and the western Hudson Bay.

Animal Life Cycles: Thursday, April 28
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn about the life cycles of insects, birds, amphibians, spiders, fish, reptiles and mammals. Students will then tour through the Zoo to look at the animals' daily life. This is eggciting science!

Zoo Photography: Thursday, May 26
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Photography is a great way to connect with nature and take a closer look at the environment around you. Discover nature through the lens of a camera and learn basic techniques that will help you take great outdoor photographs. Cameras are provided.

Endangered Species & Conservation: Thursday, June 30
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Did you know that Assiniboine Park Zoo is involved in important conservation and research projects involving muskox, polar bears, and even belugas? Come and learn about what zoos are doing to Save Animals From Extinction (SAFE).


  • Weather – Programs run rain, snow or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Programs will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions that require the closure of the Zoo.
  • Refunds – Refunds will only be offered in the event of a Zoo closure or other circumstances that require a program to be cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Public Health – All participants 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Physical distancing is mandatory at all times. Masks are mandatory for all public indoor spaces including the entrance of the Zoo, bathrooms, etc. Please wear a mask for your visit.


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