Of all of the parks we are going to be discussing in regards to available educational offering, Busch Gardens is arguably one of the better parks in regards to quantity. Though we have not participated directly in any of the programs the quality in which their programs strive to achieve in their parks is well known. If your young one is into nature, animals, or just wants learn more about conservation a trip to Bush Gardens would be well worth your time. Below is a small sampling of some of the programs they offer:
Zoo School Days
Details: This is a highly impressive program that is taught by instructors who are used to working with kids of all ages. Prior to the program instructors will receive some supplemental material to help maximize the days activities and educational takeaways. Some of the highlights on the tour include opportunities to see and explore some of the different animal habitats such as the hippos and lions, a 30 minute Wildlife theater presentation complete with animal and audience participation and the opportunity to “compare adaptations that live in the Myombe reserve”.
Price: Students are $8.1 free chaperon and teacher per classroom (15 students), other adults are $15.
For Further information or to make reservations call: 1-877-248-2267
There are also a couple of add on’s that can be paired up with Zoo School Days program. These include:
School on the Serengeti
Details: This is a 30 minute interactive tour that takes students k-5 on an interactive tour in an open air truck and allow students to both feed and interact with a wide variety of animals in the Serengeti Plains habitat.
Price: $20 in addition to Zoo School fee, 1 free chaperon and teacher per classroom (15 students), other adults are $20.
For Further information call: 1-877-248-2267
Details: These are 50 minute class room based programs that targets students of all ages Included in the program is a visit from one of Bush Gardens “animal ambassadors” and encourages students to hone in on some of their scientific skills through hand on activities, animal encounters and science notebook components.
Price: $5 in addition to Zoo School fee, 1 free chaperon and teacher per classroom (15 students), other adults are $5.
For Further information call: 1-877-248-2267, for a list of all of the different discovery programs please go to: http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/educational-programs2/zoo-school/
Stay and Play Admission Add On
Details:At the end of the day students and adults can purchase a discounted ticket to play in the park after all of the days programs and activities are completed. Tickets are good from 2:00 pm- parks closing.
Price: $42 in addition to Zoo School fee, 1 free chaperon and teacher per classroom (15 students), other adults are $42
.Bush Gardens also offers a wide variety of other activities and camps that are offered through out the year for more information on any of the above mentioned programs please check out: http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/educational-programs2/