EdZOOcate ZooTrunks

EdZOOcate ZooTrunks allow you to bring part of the Zoo to your classroom. These trunks contain props, biofacts, and other hands-on items for your students to explore, as well as a binder with valuable background information for instructional use.


What: Biofact Trunks for your classroom use. Rental periods of one week.

Cost: $40 per week. Borrower must pick up and return trunks to the zoo.

How: Email education@zoomontana.org to reserve and schedule pickup.

Prepayment is required. Late returns are subject to additional week rental fee.

Available ZooTrunks

Animal Puppets

  • Bison
  • Brown Bear
  • Camel
  • Cow
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Moose
  • Opossum x2
  • Polar Bear
  • Red Tailed Hawk


  • Background Information Binder
  • Grizzly Bear Hide
  • Bear Skull
  • Casting of a Grizzly Bear Print
  • 2 Books: Zoobooks:Bears x2
  • Black Bear vs. Grizzly Bear Poster
  • Paw Print Posters
  • Owner of the Earth: Grizzly Bear Educational Activities
  • Bear Spray Canister
  • Black Bear Claws

Birds of Prey

  • Birds of Prey Background Information Binder
  • Great Horned Owl and Turkey Vulture Feathers
  • 3 Posters
  • Owl Pellet Discoveries Activity Guide
  • 4 Books: Barn Owl, Zoobooks:Owls, Zoobooks:Eagles, Zoobooks:Birds of Prey

Dinosaurs and Fossils

  • Dinosaurs and Fossils Background Information Binder
  • Brachiopod Fossils
  • Clam & Snail Fossils with Green Display Cloth
  • Fish Scales on Rock
  • Deinonychus Skull
  • Oyster & Squid Fossils
  • 5 Claws: Utahraptor, Allosaurus, Deinonychus, 2 Velociraptor, Therizinosaurus, and “Hand” Claw with Joint
  • 1 Tooth: Tyrannosaurus
  • Dinosaur Bone Pieces
  • Dinosaurs of Montana and Activities Packet

Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Reptiles and Amphibians Background Information Binder
  • 4 Posters
  • Bull Snake Shed
  • Reticulated Python Skin
  • Turtle Shell
  • Frog Development Case
  • 2 Small Snake Skin Sheds
  • 6 Books: Zoobooks:Turtles, Reptile World, Reptile Field Guide, Amphibian Field Guide, What’s the Difference? Reptiles, and Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders
  • Amphibian Alert Activity Booklet with Disk


  • Wolf Background Information Binder
  • Gray Wolf Hide
  • Siberian Wolf Skull (Replica)
  • Casting of a Wolf Paw Print
  • 3 Wolf Activity Guides: Animal Tracks Wolves Action Pack, Getting to know the Wolf, and Discovering wolves
  • 3 Books: Our Wild World: Wolves, The Untamed World: Wolves, and ZooBooks: Wolves

Other Zoo Outreach Resources