Animal Action Lab

Wildlife Discovery Tours

This guided tour is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the Zoo’s 1,300 animals. Students will be immersed in the Zoo’s sights and sounds while their guide will engage the students with animal knowledge and curriculum based topics
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Topics include:
  • Amazing animal adaptations
  • Habitats, ecosystems and the environment
  • Exploring threatened and endangered species
Tours are available September through March and are offered Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.

$3.00 per student. Call Group Sales at 215-243-5235 to book a tour.

Academic Standards

Jump to your grade level:

Pre-K – 2nd | 3rd – 5th | 6th – 8th | 9th – 12th

Click on your grade level to see a chart showing how our classes can help meet your state's science standards.

Pre-K through 2nd Grade

Class Title PA Academic Standards Next Generation Science Standards NJ Core Curriculum Standards Common Core
Habitats, Ecosystems, and the Environment 3.1 A2, 3.1 C2, 3.1 C3, 4.1 A, 4.1 C, 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.4 A, 4.5 C, 4.5 D K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3, 2-LS4-1, 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2 5.1, 5.3A, 5.3B, 5.3C, 5.4 G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3 
Amazing Animal Adaptations 3.1 A1, 3.1 B1 K-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1 5.1, 5.3A, 5.3E, 5.4 G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3 
Exploring Threatened and Endangered Species 3.2 B6, , 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.3 A, 4.3 B, 4.5 A, 4.5 B, 4.5 C, 4.5 D K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3 5.1, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.4 G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3 


3rd through 5th Grade

Class Title PA Academic Standards Next Generation Science Standards NJ Core Curriculum Standards Common Core
Habitats, Ecosystems, and the Environment 3.1 A2, 4.1 A, 4.1 C, 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.3 B, 4.4 C, 4.5 A, 4.5 B, 4.5 C 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-2, 5-PS3-1, 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS3-1 5.1, 5.3B, 5.3 C, 5.3E CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3
Amazing Animal Adaptations 3.1 A1, 3.1 B1, 3.1 B5, 4.1 A 3-LS2-1, 3-LS3-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1 5.1, 5.3A, 5.3E CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3
Exploring Threatened and Endangered Species 3.1 A2, 3.2 B6, 3.4 A2, 3.4 B2, 3.4 B4, 3.4 C1, 3.4 C3, 3.4 E2, 3.4 E3, 4.1 A, 4.1 C, 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.3 A, 4.3 B, 4.5 A, 4.5 B, 4.5 C, 4.5 D 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-2, 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS3-1 5.1, 5.3 C, 5.3E CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3


6th through 8th Grade

Class Title PA Academic Standards Next Generation Science Standards NJ Core Curriculum Standards Common Core
Exploring Threatened and Endangered Species 3.1 C1, 3.3 A2, 3.3 A5, 3.4 B1, 4.5 A, 4.5 C MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-5, MS-ESS3-5, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4 5.1, 5.3C, 5.3E, 5.4G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1
Habitats, Ecosystems, and the Environment 3.1 A2, 3.1 A8, 3.4 B2, 3.4 E2, 4.1 A, 4.1 C, 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.3 B, 4.4 A, 4.4 D, 4.5 A, 4.5 B, 4.5 C, 4.5 D MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-3, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS3-5, MS-LS4-4, MS-LS2-2, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4 5.1, 5.3C, 5.4G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1
Amazing Animal Adaptations 3.1 A1, 3.1 A5, 3.1 A8, 3.1 B5, 3.1 C1, 3.1 C2, 3.4 A3, 4.1 D MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-4 5.1, 5.3C,  5.3D, 5.3E CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1


9th through 12th Grade

Class Title PA Academic Standards Next Generation Science Standards NJ Core Curriculum Standards Common Core
Exploring Threatened and Endangered Species 3.1 A7, 3.3 A1, 3.3 A2, 3.3 A6, 3.3 A7, 3.4 B2, 4.1 B, 4.1 C, 4.1 D, 4.1 E, 4.3 A, 4.5 A, 4.5 D HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6, HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6, HS-ETS1-1 5.1, 5.3B, 5.3C, 5.4E, 5.4F, 5.4G CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1
Habitats, Ecosystems, and the Environment 3.4 E2, 3.4 E7, 4.1 D HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS2-8, HS-LS4-6 5.1, 5.3B, 5.3C CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1
Amazing Animal Adaptations 3.1 A1, 3.1 C2, 3.1 C3, 4.4 D HS-LS3-2, HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-1, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5 5.1, 5.3B, 5.3C CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1