THIS is the program that gives animal lovers hands-on experience to reach their animal care career goals. The Exotic Animal Training and Management program accepts 50 students every year and houses 120 amazing animals.

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.

America's Teaching Zoo is Open Every Weekend!

That is right! If you want to visit us, please get your tickets TODAY:

ZOO for the Holidays!

Spirit of the Holidays at Americas Teaching Zoo

'Tis the season to come to the Zoo! December 5 and 6 from 11am until 5pm.
December 12 and 13 from 11am until 5pm.
Adults $9 and Kids/seniors $7

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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!

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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.                                                        

Recent News

WE ARE OPEN and we cannot wait to see you:

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

Are you a Graduate of the EATM Program...???

We have an online Newsletter for graduates that is e-mailed to you every month...  Contact us via e-mail to get added to this listing...!!!
See what some of our Graduates are doing now...!!! Photos of Graduates!  

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.