Education Programs

Live Streams

During this time while the zoo is temporarily closed, we at the zoo want to keep everyone informed about what is going on at the zoo and have some fun with it. We are doing live videos on the Spring River Zoo Facebook page covering different animals at the zoo. The videos will also be available after they are live for viewers who are unable to watch at the original times. 

If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Lenz at 575-624-6760.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following programs are not currently available. As we navigate pandemic more programs and events will be made available as it is deemed safe for both zoo staff and visitors. Take a look at our usual programs and the schedules to know what the zoo offers in normal years. 

Pre-K Program

Come join us at the zoo the fourth Friday of every month to learn about one of our animals at the zoo. We will also read a story and do a craft that relates to that animal. You can reserve your spot online here or come to the zoo. This class begins at 10 a.m.

Prices are:
  • $5/child
  • $3/child for members
Date Animal
To Be Determined Salamander
To Be Determined Owl
To Be Determined Hedgehog
To Be Determined Raven
To Be Determined Tortoise
To Be Determined Chameleon
To Be Determined Tarantula
To Be Determined Ferret
To Be Determined Chinchilla
To Be Determined Pygmy Goat
To Be Determined Parrot
To Be Determined Snake

Keeper Talks

We are continuing keeper talks and this year we are adding new animals. You can view the schedule below and keep an eye out on Facebook for any updates on dates and times. 

These programs take place the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified. 

These are free programs that we offer to guests at the zoo. Talks will take place at the animals' enclosures.
Date Animal(s)
To Be Determined Wolves/Coyote
To Be Determined Hoofed Stock
To Be Determined Coati/Bobcat
To Be Determined Raccoon
To Be Determined Bear
To Be Determined Badger
To Be Determined Mountain Lion
To Be Determined Porcupine
To Be Determined Muntjac
To Be Determined Foxes
To Be Determined Eagles
To Be Determined Lemurs

Homeschool Program

A new opportunity offered at the zoo is a curriculum geared towards learning about animals and what it takes to work at a zoo in an interactive setting. This curriculum is suited for seven to thirteen year old students. With this program we will offer classes January through May and September through December. Each month we will focus on a different topic. There will be one class a month on the third Friday of each month. These classes go from 10 a.m. to noon. The schedule can be found below.

Prices are:
  • $15/student for up to 3 students
  • $10/student for 4 or more students
Pre-registration is required and can be done here. Or you can come to the zoo and reserve your students spot that way. 
Date Topic
To Be Determined Amazing Adaptations
To Be Determined Reptiles and Amphibians
To Be Determined Conservation
To Be Determined Birds
To Be Determined SENSEsational Animals
To Be Determined Skull Skills
To Be Determined Spook-tacular Zoo
To Be Determined Animal Enrichment
To Be Determined Winter Wonderland