Zoo Education


School visits

Visitor engagement


Formal classes & lectures

And more... 

How do zoos and aquariums contribute towards a more educated and environmentally-aware society?

Find out how world zoos & aquariums are helping to connect communities with nature!

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And it works...


International Zoo Educators Association

Photo: Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa (Lisbon Zoo)

"The IZE is an association dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos and aquariums worldwide. All of our members are guided by a common mission: to improve the education programs in the facilities of its members, to provide access to the latest thinking, techniques, and information in conservation education and to support excellence in animal care and welfare."

Find out more about IZE and their resources on zoo education.


North America

"Studies have shown that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums enhance the public’s understanding of wildlife and the need to conserve the places animals live."

Click here to learn more about the AZA and its role in educating millions throughout North America. 

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"Education at EAZA zoos and aquariums is not just about sharing knowledge of the natural world:  it’s about involving people in conservation, and helping them form connections that will benefit not only animals and their habitats, but also help people to learn more about themselves. "

Learn more about the education work by EAZA and their  members.



"Each year Australasian zoos and aquariums connect 22 million people with wildlife, fostering a love for our world's species and educating people about positive actions to help save them."


"The ASMP manages animal populations for protection against extinction, release to the wild, conservation research and community education."

More resources on Zoo Education

Check out the other Zoo Missions:

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Photo: Prague Zoo

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Photo: Oregon Zoo

Photo: Smithsonian's National Zoo

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