If you want to guide your family or students through the Zoo on your own schedule, check out some of our activities to keep students engaged. We offer Self-Guided Programming Kits to rent for a fee, as well as some free resources and activities.

Please note: If you are a Saskatoon school planning on touring the Zoo on your own, please use the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo self-guided visit request form. This form should be available in your school portal.


Our activities, our supplies, taught by YOU!

Each kit has all of the supplies and information for you to guide your students/learners through the activities. There are detailed instructions as well as discussion questions.

We have three kits available to rent and use at the zoo. They are available for classroom and community groups.

Biofact Box

Hands-on learning about the animal kingdom with a supply of Saskatoon Zoo Society biofacts. Biofacts are real and replica tracks, scats, feathers, bones, horns and antlers.

Kits include a teacher’s guide, biofacts, and identification charts.

Kit rental is $25.00

Owl Pellet Kits

Grades 4 to 8

What is an owl pellet?! Learn about owl diets and ecology with this experiential activity. 

Kits include a teacher’s guide, identification charts, and 10 small or 5 large owl pellets (for 2 students).

Kit purchase is $55.00. Additional owl pellets are available for $4.50 each for small pellets or $9.00 each for large (for 2 students). 

Pond-Dipping Kit

Grades 2 and up

Students will look at the variety of invertebrates that call the prairie marsh home. Explore the importance of ponds and how animals may depend on these sites for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Kits include 15 dipping nets, 15 containers, 2 waterproof magnifying glasses, teacher’s guide and identification charts.

Self-guided groups will use the Fishing Pond in the Forestry Farm Park. SZS-instructor led programs get priority to use the Prairie Marsh dock. If there are no programs booked, self-guided groups can pond-dip at the Prairie Marsh.

Kit rental is $25.00


Everyone is welcome to use our free resources to learn more about the animals at the Forestry Farm Park & Zoo! We have an assortment of free printables and resources for different age groups and topics. See below!     

Who am I?

All ages

See if your students can answer these questions as they tour around the Zoo!

Be an Animal Olympian Challenge

All ages

Animals can do amazing things. Challenge your students to see how they match up to the animals!

Nature Senses Scavenger Hunt

All ages

Can you find these things using your senses? These activities can be done in the park or at the Zoo!

Zoomazing Activities

Ages 3-10

Homeschoolers and Families: Try out these activities at the Zoo and at Home!

Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Grades 4 and up

How well do your students know the animals at the Zoo? Use this scavenger hunt to find out. Click “Questions” for the Scavenger Hunt and “Answers” for the Answer page.