Offsite Education

The ZooMobile is a mobile education program that brings a variety of live animals and artifacts directly to you. The ZooMobile visits schools, nursing homes, community meetings, libraries, and community events. Formal and informal presentation styles are available.

Request the ZooMobile using the below link, or call our Education Department at (607) 724-5461 ext. 235.

Counties Served

New York: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins
Pennsylvania: Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wyoming

Please note that the furthest we travel is 1.5 hours away from the zoo. Programs that are an hour or more away may also be limited. Unfortunately, we are unable to bring the ZooMobile to private residences.

Request the ZooMobile

Small Group Format (up to 40 people)

Formal Presentation

2014_zoomobile_image1This program consists of a thirty to forty-five minute sit-down presentation. Five animals are included in this presentation, each brought out one at a time for participants to see and touch. The presentations can be tailored for any age group or target audience, from school groups to private parties.

Facilitators discuss a wide range of topics, touching on many subjects or focusing on a specific subject upon request. Topics include, but are not limited to: animal classification, habitats, endangered species, misunderstood animals, adaptations, survival techniques or any other requested topic.

Presentations are best suited for groups of up to 30 or 40 individuals, but are also available for larger groups. Multiple presentations may be arranged at a single location.

Small Group Pricing (5 animals)

  • (1) 45 minute formal presentation: $140.00
  • (2) 45 minute formal presentations: $215.00
  • (3) 45 minute formal presentations: $260.00

Kindergarten & Younger (4 animals)

  • (1) 30 minute formal presentations: $110.00
  • (2) 30 minute formal presentations: $150.00
  • (3) 30 minute formal presentations: $200.00
  • (4) 30 minute formal presentations: $250.00

Additional Participants (animal contact limited past 40 people)

  • 40 – 69: $20.00
  • 70 – 99: $40.00
  • 100+: $60.00

Large Group Format

Fairs & Festivals Formal Presentation

This program consists of consecutive twenty minute presentations. Six animals are included in this presentation style, rotated with four per presentation. Facilitators discuss a wide range of topics, touching on many subjects or focusing on a specific subject upon request.

Fairs & Festivals Formal Pricing (6 animals, 4 per presentation)

  • (4) 20 minute formal presentations: $220.00
  • (5) 20 minute formal presentations: $250.00
  • (6) 20 minute formals presentation: $280.00
  • (7) 20 minute formals presentation: $310.00

Informal Presentation

This presentation style is only available within 30 minutes of the zoo. This presentation is best suited for community events, festivals, etc. During an informal ZooMobile, participants are able to walk by at their leisure, ask questions, touch and observe the animals up close. Informal presentations are available in blocks of one to three hours and include six animals, usually with two animals out at a time on a rotational basis.

As with formal ZooMobiles, informal presentations can be tailored for any age group or target audience. Facilitators will discuss a wide range of topics, though specific topics can be focused on by request.

Informal Pricing

  • 1 hour informal presentation: $170.00
  • 2 hour informal presentation: $240.00
  • 3 hour informal presentation: $280.00

Additional Program Fees

Mileage Fee

A mileage fee is applied to ZooMobiles located outside of Broome County. Mileage fees are billed at $0.58 per mile (both ways). ZooMobiles located within Broome County are not billed for travel.

Before & After Fees

Programs before 9:00 am or after 5:00 pm have an additional cost of $15.00 per hour, which includes program and travel time.