ZooMontana Welcomes Home School Students and Parents to Learn at the Zoo!

With discounted educator admission rates and multiple program options, the zoo is a great place to bring educational lessons to life while having fun!


Reduced Admission Rate:

Home school families are eligible for our school group discounted admission rate of $3.50 per person.  Advanced registration required to receive this special rate.  Contact our Education Department at education@zoomontana.org or call 406.652.8100 ext. 215.  Of course, ZooMember admission is always free!

(Group rates not valid on special Zoo Event days.) 



Classroom programs are available for groups at the zoo in our EdZOOcate Place Multimedia Classroom.  Two Smart Board based programs are available which include images, maps, sounds, and video to create a multi sensory experience with live animals. (See available topics below.)  Other topics are available with a more traditional approach including live animal ambassadors, biofacts, and program content to align with your current instructional topics.  Combine with other home school families for up to 35 class participants.


Classroom program for groups with 3-4 animals and props & biofacts.
Kindergarten – Grade 12 with a maximum of 35 participants for each session
At the zoo in our EdZOOcate Place multimedia classroom
Program offered September – May
One hour presentation
$90 per program.
education@zoomontana.org to register.  Two week advanced registration required


Smart Board Program Topics:




Animals in Native American Culture – Storytelling plays a major role in Native American traditions. Explore how different animals fit into these stories and how animals hold different meanings for different tribes. Meant primarily for a 5th grade audience, but can be adapted as needed.






Can’t make it to the zoo with your home school students?  Rent a ZooTrunk!  Trunks contain biofacts (animal artifacts) along with a curriculum guide for selected animal topics.




Don’t see a program that fits your needs?

Email us at education@zoomontana.org or give us a call at 406-652-8100 Ext. 215 and we’ll work with you to create an amazing wildlife connection to fit your needs. Outreach programs can be adapted to serve your special needs community, too. Contact us for details!