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America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

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Nice teaching zoo

This is a nice zoo to bring the kids to as the students are great at educating and answering... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Amarillo, United States
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A must see!

We are fortunate to see and experience up close how our educational system is working to teach both... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Ronald M
Moorpark, California
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Voted "One of the top 100 things to do with kids before they grow up". While smaller than your typical zoo, kids are entranced by close-up interactions with the animals, their habitats, and behaviors. Located on the Moorpark College campus on 5...more
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7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021-1605
+1 805-378-1441
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice zoo to bring the kids to as the students are great at educating and answering questions for the kids. This is a teaching zoo and really nice to see how the college is providing animal behavior training, training how to interact...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We are fortunate to see and experience up close how our educational system is working to teach both the students and the visitors. I appreciate how the students of the teaching zoo are taking care of the animals and educating the common citizen about their...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

As a close neighbor to this quaint little zoo, I recommend a visit for the entire family. The animals are well cared for, and the best part about it is that students at the college are doing the maintaining. By supporting this venue we are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Hedike
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Just wandering through the zoo, many of the animals were inside their habitats, possibly due to warm weather. The wires on the cages are closely spaced, so somewhat difficult to see the animals and certainly hard to take pictures of them. Our 'Behind the Scenes'...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Admission price is cheap. I recommend spending more for the behind the scenes tour. You see more animals, see where and how the food is prepared and have a knowledgable student tour guide to give you the tour. Place is laid out, easy to follow....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Props555
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our son and his wife wanted to take their 3 -year-old here for a weekend (Sunday afternoon) jaunt, and my wife & I said "Sure!" we'd come along. The zoo as a "ZOO" is not all that impressive, but, after all, it's the college's "teaching...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank EwanderingMan
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the teaching zoo as part of a birthday celebration four our god children. It was really well-organized and fun. The students running the show were great, informative and interesting. The kids loved it! There was an area set up with tables for...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Don't come here expecting a traditional commercial zoo. It is a training facility and facilities and enclosures are fairly basic which can add to the appeal though some of the animals could do with larger enclosures. In saying that you get the impression the young...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank David L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Student at this Teaching Zoo, are just big kids having fun. here a place that you can go on your lunch time, with your family, with your classmates from school for a field trip. There are so many different types of Animals here. This...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Troutmaster1992
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife's cousin lived down the street from this amazing zoo when my kids were young and we went on average twice a year for a many years. It has only gotten better over time. It is a deeply cool animal experience. This is a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Richard F
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Jennifer C | Property representative |
Admission: Adults $8.00, Children and Seniors $6.00, Under 2 Free. Cash or check only.
8 March 2016|
Response from Jennifer C | Property representative |
Hi! Please visit the teaching zoo's website and click on "Become A Student". All the info you could need is conveniently there!