Bring the Zoo Outreach Program to your school for an exciting education experience featuring live animals from the Children’s Zoo!

The Zoo Outreach Program brings live animals and biological artifacts to your classroom! Each presentation introduces your students to up to three of our animals for an up-close-and-personal glimpse into the animal kingdom. Students learn fascinating information about each animal and how they fit into the world around them. We will also share information about conservation and environmental issues related to the animals we bring and provide examples of how your students can help.

Each experience is exciting and interesting, filled with fun facts, trivia and fascinating stories about our animals and how they impact our lives. With our program, your students will have the opportunity to gain a new respect for the animal kingdom and increase their knowledge of environmental concerns in the world in which we live.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation if time permits. Animals can be scheduled for no more than 3 sessions per day. A reservation is required, along with a donation, according to the list of lessons available below.


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Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade ($100 per session, 30 minutes each)

2nd Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

3rd Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

4th Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

5th Grade ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

6th and 7th Grades ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

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9th through 12th Grades ($100 per session, 45 minutes each)

Download and print the Outreach form (PDF)

If you are interested in bringing the Outreach Program to your classroom, please call us at (989) 759-1408 for availability and reservations. Complete the registration form and return it with payment, at which time your reservation will be confirmed.

Not a classroom, but have an event? The Zoo canl do that too. The Zoo will bring live animals and/or biological artifacts or a fun educational activity to your event. Call the Zoo at (989) 759-1408 to reserve a date and fill out the registration form.  


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1730 S. Washington Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48601

(989) 759-1408 

We are located on the corner of M-46 and M-13.

Directions to the Zoo

From the north:  Take I-675 to Exit 2.  Turn right on Jefferson St.  Turn right on Johnson St.  Turn left on Washington Ave. (M-13).  Zoo is approximately 2 miles away.

From the south:  Take I-675 to Exit 2.  Exit ramp becomes Wadsworth St.  Continue on Wadsworth to Washington Ave. (M-13).  Turn left on Washington.  Zoo is approximately 2 miles away.

From the east:  Take M-81 to M-13 south. Proceed approximately 3 miles. Turn left into the Zoo parking lot.

From the west: Take M-46 into Saginaw. Follow M-46 to S. Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto S. Michigan. Proceed less than one half mile to Court Street. Turn right on Court Street. Follow Court Street across the Saginaw River. Proceed through the next light into the Zoo parking lot. 


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A millage proposal for Saginaw County

The Children's Zoo at Celebration Square wants to be a family friendly venue that Saginaw County can be proud of!

In order to achieve this goal, we are hoping to receive a 0.2-mill property tax from the supportive Saginaw County community. This new fund would allow us to not only maintain the current level of expert animal care, but to expand and grow! An increase in funding will lead to new educational programs, new exhibits, and increased zoo accessibility.

Please read this highly informative article on mLive, which has the exact wording of the proposal on the ballot, and what will happen whether or not the millage is granted.

UPDATE: The Millage has PASSED!

We are so thankful for the support shown by our community! With your help, we will not only be able to continue the current quality of our animal care and educational programs, but also grow and expand! We are excited to begin planning the big changes we hope to see in the years to come. Make sure to visit our Facebook page often for updates.



Animal Stars is CLOSED

Due to the condition of the Animal Stars building, we regret to inform our visitors that we can no longer allow access to it. The animals have been relocated off exhibit until a solution can be found. We hope to bring our visitors face to face with our scaly, creepy, and crawly friends again soon… stay tuned!


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