Zoo-To-You

Outreach Programs
The Cape May County Zoo offers unique and unforgettable outreach programs, using hands on and interactive methods. Our goal is to build a deeper understanding and appreciation for our natural world. Zoo-to-You programs are always tailored to your specific needs and learning objectives.

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Virtual Outreach Programs

 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made our education outreach programs more accessible for social distancing. These programs are great for schools, groups, clubs and more. Just like in-person programs, our virtual programs are always tailored to your specific needs and learning objectives.

Pre-Recorded Program - $50

  • Approximately 20 minutes of pre-recorded footage.
  • 2 Ambassador Animals. 
  • Videos are sent to you via email & Google Drive.

LIVE Program - $150

  • Approximately 45 minutes.
  • 2-3 Ambassador Animals and 2 Educators.
  • Bio-facts such as Skulls and Pelts.
  • LIVE questions and answers.
  • Game, Activity, or Trivia at the end.

LIVE ZOO TOUR - $150

  • Approximately 45 minute virtual zoo tour.
  • Must start by 9:30 am.
  • LIVE question and answer with Educator walking through the zoo just before opening

In-Person Programs

Due to COVID-19 the Cape May County Zoo's Education Department has new protocols and restrictions regarding In-person outreach programs. Please contact the Education Department at 609-465-6832 or education@cmczoo.com for more information and booking inquiries..

Daycare & Preschool Program

 This 30-minute program is tailored specifically for preschool aged children. This program is meant to foster curiosity and an understanding of our nature world at a young age. 

  • Time: The standard start time for a Daycare & Preschool program is 10:30 AM.
  • Winter Program Pricing: November 1st -March 31st. $100 for one 30-minute program. $50 for an additional program (repeat of the first).
  • Summer Program Pricing: April 1st- October 31st. $200 for one 30-minute program. $75 for an additional program (repeat of first).
  • Travel Fee: $1 per mile for each way of travel (if out of Cape May County). Travel restrictions may apply and will vary. All travel fees will be added AFTER program approval.
General Audience Outreach 

  • Time: The standard start time for a General Audience Outreach program is 10:30 AM. 
  • Winter Program Pricing: November 1st -March 31st. $150 for one 45-minute program. $75 for an additional program (repeat of the first).
  • Summer Program Pricing: April 1st- October 31st. $300 for one 45-minute program. $100 for an additional program (repeat of first).
  • Travel Fee: $1 per mile for each way of travel (if out of Cape May County). Travel restrictions may apply and will vary. All travel fees will be added AFTER program approval.

Fair/Festival Tables (2-hour):

  • Time: The standard start time for a Fair/Festival Program is 10:30 AM.

  • No Animals: $100 for 2-Hour Table Set-up with Bio-facts (Best for Career Fairs or Informational Tables)

  • Ambassador Animals: $200 for 2-Hour Table Set-up with Bio-facts and Ambassador Animals. 

  • Additional Hours: $50 per additional hour. 

  • Add Presentation: $75 for a 30-minute presentation.

  • Travel Fee: $1 per mile for each way of travel (if out of Cape May County). Travel restrictions may apply and will vary. All travel fees will be added AFTER program approval.

Porcupine Program:

Meet "Hank", our amazing African Crested Porcupine! This 30-minute outreach program is all about Africa’s largest rodent. During this unique program students will have the opportunity to watch and learn about this amazing animal and its adaptations up-close and personal. *This program cannot be combined with any other program.*

  • Time: The standard start time for a Porcupine Program is 10:30 AM.
  • Program Fee: $300 for a 30-minute program. $100 for an additional program (repeat of first).
  • Travel Fee: $1 per mile for each way of travel (if out of Cape May County). Travel restrictions may apply and will vary. All travel fees will be added AFTER program approval.

Our Ambassador Animals

Ambassador animals are living creatures. Therefore, for their safety, comfort and well-being we are not permitted to be offsite for more than 4-hours. Additionally we cannot be in rooms or venues with other animals present. For outdoor venues, weather conditions will determine the species available for that program. Due to the needs of our animals we cannot guarantee a specific animal species. We reserve the right to refuse any program that puts the safety and well-being of our animals and staff at risk.

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Your program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and must be confirmed with the Education Department to insure there is availability

Any questions, comments, concerns? Call or email The Education Department at 609-465-6832 or education@cmczoo.com