Since 1919, the Bowmanville Zoo has been providing the finest in animal experiences. A member of CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums), the zoo is proud to offer a unique, curriculum-based Zoo to You educational animal encounter.

African Serval

There are many animals we can bring to your school or event, including:

  • Red Kangaroo
  • Ball Python
  • Alpaca
  • Miniature Horse
  • African Serval
  • Macaw
  • Red-Footed Tortoise
  • Ring-Tailed Lemur
  • Chinchilla
  • Pygmy Goat
  • Miniature Zebu

Meet our animal friends in this up-close, interactive live animal experience. We have created Canada’s first curriculum-based live animal presentation in conjunction with teachers and conservation specialists. We will educate and entertain your students with remarkable and fascinating facts about animals from all over the world. This high energy show will have your students hopping out of their seats, slithering up to the front, and smiling from ear to ear.

For Grades 1 – 4, our presentation touches on subjects like the characteristics and needs of living things, growth in plants and animals, as well as basic information about habitats and communities.

The Grade 5 – 8 program discusses the diversity of living things, interactions within an ecosystem, and a comparison of the physiology of the animals we bring with our own.

We also offer an adult presentation geared to high school students and adults alike. This presentation discusses social behavior, adaptations, evolution, predator/prey relationships, and much more.

All of our encounters include educational materials, activities, and helpful staff.

Of the animals listed above, 7-10 may be brought to your event. These animals are chosen by YOU in collaboration with our events coordinator. Pricing of our Zoo to You encounters are dependent on the animals chosen and the distance between the Bowmanville Zoo to your location.

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For more information contact the zoo at (905) 623-5655 or