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 TODAY.

To  VISIT THE ZOO and meet our animal ambassadors in person, purchase tickets in advance by clicking

Jr Safari Summer Camp is ON!

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"SAFETY and FUN in 2021!!"


  • June 7th to August 6th
  • For campers going into 1st through 8th grade in Fall of 2021
  • Camp day is from 8:30 am to 4 pm and is COVID SAFE!!
  • Discount registration for ZOO MEMBERS
  • Camper spots are VERY limited to ensure social distancing


Jr Safari Registration Form for Summer 2021





Ira's Kingdom is OPEN!

Ira is enjoying sunny days relaxing on his huge rock sun deck while watching visitors stroll by. 

Come and see Ira in his new lion's den!  Saturday and Sunday from 11-5

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


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 ZOO experience for school or ANY occasion are NOW available every weekday except Wednesdays, at 10:30am  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 experience! 
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Take advantage of your own personal virtual ZOO experience today.         




Recent News


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


NEW at the ZOO

  • mangabey
  • squirrel monkeys
  • hyena
  • gibbon
  • Lady Ross turacos
  • miniature horses

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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