(Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are listed PER CHILD).

These programs are designed for you and your child to explore the animal world together. Programs are hands-on and may include crafts, live animals, songs, stories, role-playing and more.

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the program.

For Children Ages 6 - 12 Months

Lumpy, Bumpy, Fuzzy, Furry
What has bumps, what has lumps, what is fuzzy and furry? Join us for a tactile exploration of animal coverings.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16
C0516LB
- May 16 (F); 9 - 10 a.m.

For Children Ages 12 - 24 Months

Early Explorers
Leap into the world of animal movements as we discover how animals fly, slither and swim and learn about the world around them, not unlike our toddling tots.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16
C0502EE
- May 2 (F); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0504EE - May 4 (Su); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT

For Children Ages 18 - 36 Months

STROLLER SAFARI SERIES
You and your child will experience a live animal encounter and then take a guided stroll throughout the Zoo. Come on a learning adventure as we visit our wonderful animal exhibits and meet a few interesting characters along the way. Don't forget your stroller!

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the program.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16

Colorful Critters
We could fill a rainbow with all the different colored animals here at the Zoo. Let's go on a scavenger hunt to find all the colors on our critters. We'll use our eyes to explore the colors these animals use to hide or to stand out.

C0129SS - January 29 (W); 9 - 10 a.m. - CLOSED

Animal Opposites
Animals come in all different shapes and sizes, from the tiny cricket to the enormous elephant. Take a safari through the Zoo looking for animal opposites. Up and down, left and right, hard and soft, we'll discover all the differences the wild has to offer.

C0213SS - February 13 (Th); 9 - 10 a.m. - CLOSED

Critter Count 1 - 10
1 and 2, cows go moo. 3 and 4, hyena laugh some more. 5 and 6, monkeys play with sticks. 7 and 8, bats stay out late. 9 and 10, start over again. Come to the Zoo and help us count some of our critters!

C0226SS - February 26 (W); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT

Zooper Shapes
Animals come in all different shapes, from the box shaped rhino to the very round hippo. Take a safari through the Zoo looking for animal shapes, from circles, to squares and even triangles.

C0313SS - March 13 (Th); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT

For Children Ages 2 - 3

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the program.

Animal Family Fun
Join in on the fun as we experience firsthand how super seahorse dads and unusual alligator moms help their young.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16
C0221AF - February 21 (F); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0222AF - February 22 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT

Spring Fling
Kick off spring discovering how animals celebrate the season through songs, stories and animal actions!

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16
C0321SF - March 21 (F); 9 - 10 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0322SF - March 22 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT

Bug-A-Palooza
Explore the teeny tiny world of butterflies, beetles and more. Take home native plant seeds to attract them to your own yard too.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $14/General Public $16
C0426BP - April 26 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0428BP - April 28 (M); 9 - 10 a.m.

For Children Ages 3 - 4

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the program.

Here Are the Wild Things!
We’ll investigate how the wacky wild things are like real life animals, and make our own wild things to take home, while exploring amazing animal adaptations.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0201WT - February 1(Sa); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT

Marsupial Madness
Hop, climb and summersault into the world of our pouched pals.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0223MM - February 23 (Su); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0224MM - February 24 (M); 9 - 10 a.m. CLOSED

EGGcellent Adventures
See who’s hatching and how in the animal world. We’ll explore amazing eggs, from the slimy salamanders to the marvelous monotremes, like the platypus. We’ll even make a few egg creations of our own to take home.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0412EG - April 12 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0414EG - April 14 (M); 9 - 10 a.m. - CLOSED

For Children Ages 4 - 6

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the program.

Mountain Mania
We’ll travel the mountains of the world meeting animals that live in their snowy peaks. Leaping snow leopards, chattering chinchillas and more await you!

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0208MO - February 8 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m. - CLOSED

Remarkable Rainforest
Come explore what makes the rainforests of the world so remarkable! We’ll learn all about the diverse wildlife that calls the rainforest home and meet a few animals that live there!

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0316RR - March 16 (Su); 10 - 11:30 a.m. - SOLD OUT

I Know What We're Going to ZOO Today!
Have you ever wanted to be like those crazy kids on TV, designing amazing creations in their backyard? Then join us as we build our own awesome over the top Zoo, and learn a few things about semi-aquatic egg laying mammals, during our super secret agent adventure!

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $20/General Public $22
C0404ZT - April 4 (F); 9 - 11 a.m. - CLOSED
C0406ZT - April 6 (Su); 1 - 3 p.m. - CLOSED

Earth Day Party for the Planet
Celebrate all of the amazing things about the Earth through songs, stories, crafts and more, while discovering fun ways to help the planet and the animals on it.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0422ED - April 22 (Tu); 9 - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED

Pond Pals
Dive into the wild world of pond life, from cannibalistic tadpoles to delicate dragonflies and everything in between. Make your own pond viewer to take home.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0510PP - May 10 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m. - SOLD OUT
C0512PP - May 12 (M); 9 - 10:30 a.m.