Animal Kingdom Excursion

Photo courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo

This week we will be learning about the Animal Kingdom. Each day we will be learning about a different classification (Mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, amphibians and invertebrates aka bugs). There are a couple activities for everyday of the week with an adventure/excursion day mixed in.

This topic can go over two weeks if you want with two different adventure days. We are going to the zoo, the Cougar Mtn Zoo in Issaquah, WA.

They have the largest bronze animal sculpture collections. Take a look at the scavenger hunt checklist page I made.

To emphasize the sculptures at the zoo, we did a foam sculpture of a sea creatures as one of our craft activities. Check it out.

The zoo includes great lectures about their animals about every half hour. Here is a link to their daily activity schedule.

I plan on checking out their macaw lecture. After seeing the movie Rio 2, my kids love birds especially macaw.

Did you know? Blue and gold macaws are the most intelligent of all the macaw species. Check out more fun facts about macaws on Cougar Mtn website.

Photo courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo

Please check back next week with an update/review on our adventure.

Other options for animal adventures:

  • Forest park petting zoo – Mukilteo, WA
  • Flower World – Snohomish, WA
  • Kelsey Creek Farm – Bellevue, WA
  • Reptile Zoo – Monroe, WA
  • Kangaroo Zoo – Arlington, WA
  • Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, WA
  • Point Defiance Zoo – Tacoma, WA
  • Northwest Trek – Eatonville, WA
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Free options include:
    • Checking out your local parks or beaches. In the Pacific Northwest, most of the parks have guided tours. In Everett Washington, check out the hiking portion of the summer catalog. Andy Boos gives guided hikes on many of our wonderful trails. (Most hikes are recommended for 8+ years old.)

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