Columbus Zoo & Aquarium School

If you're an independent, outstanding student with a strong interest in zoo-related careers and research, then we welcome you to explore this unique career pathway.

The Zoo & Aquarium school curriculum is zoology driven, rich in technology, research-focused and application based. This program is designed to give you greater insight and understanding of the demands and excitement of science in ways not always possible in a traditional science classroom.

This course weaves zoology, statistics, research design, technical paper development, technology and your love of the animal kingdom together in a very special environment. You will have the opportunity to work with Columbus Zoo professionals, learn from their experience and assist in Columbus Zoo research projects. Through dual enrollment, you can also earn college credits in Statistics and Chemistry.

This program requires a readiness exam.

Zoo School students must provide their own transportation to and rom the Columbus Zoo.Zoo School students must provide their own transportation to and from the Columbus Zoo.

Special Zoo School Open House
January 15 | 6-8pm

Conservation Education Center | Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Zoo School Readiness Exam
January 29 | 4-6PM (latest exam start time is 5pm)
February 1 | 8am-12pm (latest exam start time is 11am)

Forum | DACC

Emily Cunningham

(614) 724.3608
1610 State Route 521 | Delaware, OH 43015

Students applying for this program must also submit a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium School application found on application page or available upon request.

For general questions about DACC or to schedule a tour, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Tiffany McComas at (740) 201-3216 or