America's Teaching Zoo is the hand-on classroom for the Exotic Animal Training and Management students AND a community attraction in a beautiful hilltop setting. 

To become a student in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program, APPLY TODAYTo visit the zoo and meet our animal ambassadors in person, contact us for special arrangements in lieu of COVID 19.


ZOO for the Holidays!

Spirit of the Holidays at America's Teaching Zoo

'Tis the season to come to the Zoo! Due to COVID 19 restrictions, you can give the gift of Wild Animal Joy. Book a Zoo ZOOM or a Virtual Tour. Contact Kris Romero to schedule your custom wild animal and EATM ambassadors tour! 

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Contact us to find out more!
General contact: Kris Romero
Media contact: Mara Rodringuez


Get an inside look at Ira’s new enclosure, Ira’s Kingdom! Featuring #Moorpark’s #Pride Rock at America’s Teaching #Zoo. Set to open this Fall, come and visit, and come and grow with us. WATCH NOW!


Virtual field trip ZOO tours for school or ANY occasion are NOW available Monday–Thursday, at 10:30am and Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon Help support the Zoo and have an amazing wild animal experience right in your virtual classroom or living room! Invite a Lion to your next company ZOOM. This is a 30 minute ZOOtacular experience. A nominal fee will help to support the Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training Program. Sign up TODAY.  Contact Kris Romero to schedule your custom wild animal and EATM ambassadors tour! 
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Take advantage of your own personal virtual ZOO tour today.         


Spirit of America's Teaching Zoo 

We ALL love animals. Our job is to care for and protect our animal friends and it is a job that never stops, regardless of what may be happening in the world around us. We need you now, more than ever, and invite you to help us grow and continue to provide for wildlife, students and our community through this virtual event that we’ve appropriately named the Spirit of America’s Teaching Zoo! 


Recent News

We are currently closed but cannot wait to see you in the new year:


See Recent News for recent articles and news events about America's Teaching Zoo, EATM Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation!


NEW at the ZOO

  • 3 mini horses
  • bush baby
  • bobcat
  • corn snake
  • sugar glider
  • Dog

Come visit our new arrivals VIRTUALLY. Would you like to "ADOPT" an animal at our ZOO? Select Animal Sponsorship

Moorpark College is committed to providing an equal opportunity to students, employees, and the public, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.  Please call (805) 378-1403 or see the catalog for more detail.

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