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Spring 2016 Homeschool Program Schedule

*Please note that you must be a Knoxville Zoo member to participate in our homeschool programs. 

 Date  Topic
January 19-21
January 26-28    
February 2-4
February 9-11 Astronomy--Stars
February 16-18 CLASS ON HAITUS
February 23-25 CLASS ON HAITUS
March 22-24
Astronomy--The Moon
March 29-31 Astronomy--The Solar System
April 5-7
Botany--Plant Basics
April 12-14 Botany--Carnivorous Plants
April 19-21 Botany--Fungus
April 26-28 Anatomy--Cells
May 3 and 5
Anatomy--The Brain
 May 10-12  Anatomy--Introduction to Psychology
 May 17-19         Anatomy--Introduction to Disease
 May 24-26  Anatomy--Parasites
 May 31-June 2     Zoology--FrogWatch
 June 7 & 9  Zoology--FrogWatch Field Trip
 June 14-16  Zoology--End of Year Night Safari

* Off-grounds field trip does count as one of the 15 classes purchased for the semester and will be an additional charge of $7 per person for grades K-2 and $9 per person for grades 3-8.

Class Times

All classes are held in the "foundation" of the Zoo's log cabin.

Tuesday Classes                                    Wednesday Classes                            Thursday Classes
K-2nd Grades: 10:15 A.M.                    K-2nd Grades: 10:15 A.M.                6-8th Grades: 10:15 A.M.
3-5th Grades: 12:00 P.M.                      3-5 Grades: 12:00 P.M.                      3-5th Grades: 12:00 P.M.            
6-8th Grades: 2:00 P.M.                                                                                    K-2nd Grades: 2:00 P.M.


Classes may be redeemed through June 16, 2016.  Unused classes are not transferable to later dates or refundable.


 Full Semester

(16 classes)

 Single Class

K-2nd grade



3rd-8th grade



Spring 2016 Registration

Registration opens the following dates:

December 15th  - December 22nd: Currently enrolled students may enroll for the full spring 2016 semester.

December 23rd - December 28th:  Christmas Holiday-No registrations accepted.

December 29th - January 6th: Currently enrolled students and new students may enroll for the full spring semester.

January 6th - January 12th:  Currently enrolled students may register for individual classes.

January 13th - January 17th:  New students may register for individual classes.

January 18th: All classes open to walk-ups if space available.

To register for classes:

  • To check availability of classes, please email KZFamily@knoxville-zoo.org.
  • To register for classes, participants must complete the following forms prior to attending and mail to:
Knoxville Zoo Education Dept.
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914

    Required Parent Form.pdf

    2016 Fall Registration. pdf


    • Prepayment for all classes is required.
    • Homeschool class sizes are limited to a maximum of 17 students per class.
    • Students may have one (1) parent or guardian accompany them per class and siblings may not stay in class with the student.  
    If you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list, please email KZFamily@knoxville-zoo.org or call 865-637-5331 ext. 1363

    Want to help Knoxville Zoo's Homeschool Program grow?  Help us out by donating one of the items on our "Wish List":

    HS Wish List 12-4-14.pdf