(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 programs.

For Children Ages 6 - 18 Months

Wild Workout
Explore animal movement with your little one, and learn new songs and activities to take home.  

Limited to 12 children
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0220WW 
- February 20 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m.

For Children Ages 18 - 36 Months 

STROLLER SAFARI SERIES
You and your child will experience a live animal encounter, and animal related activities in the classroom, followed by a stroll through the Zoo to visit our highlighted animal. 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 programs.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18

     Polar Bear Plunge
     Dive into the exciting lives of polar bears.
     C0127SS - January 27 (W); 9 - 10 a.m.

     Flamingo Frenzy
     F
ly into the fabulous world of these beautiful birds, and learn about all of
     their amazing adaptations.
     C0223SS - February 23 (Tu): 9 - 10 a.m.

     Seals & Sea Lions
     Swim by to learn about these aquatic acrobats.
     C0328SS - March 28 (M); 9 - 10 a.m. 

     Prairie Dog Party
     Join us as we celebrate these dynamic diggers.
     C0412SS - April 12 (Tu); 9 - 10 a.m. 

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 programs.

Birdie Birdie
Fly like a robin, soar like a hawk and strut like a turkey, as we learn about our feathered friends.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0225BB - February 25 (Th); 9 - 10 a.m.
C0226BB - February 26 (F); 9 - 10 a.m.
C0227BB - February 27 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m.

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

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0403SF - April 3 (Su); 10 - 11 a.m.
C0404SF - April 4 (M); 9 - 10 a.m.
C0405SF - April 5 (Tu); 9 - 10 a.m.

Backyard Buddies
Do you know who’s living in your backyard?  Come dig in the dirt to discover who helps our gardens grow and investigate all the amazing animals that live right under our noses.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $16/General Public $18
C0521BU - May 21 (Sa); 10 - 11 a.m.
C0522BU - May 22 (Su); 10 - 11 a.m.
C0523BU - May 23 (M); 9 - 10 a.m.

For Children Ages 2 - 4

TOTES FOR TOTS SERIES
Each program includes a classroom portion with animal activities, an animal guest, and a tour with tote bags, filled with fun items to explore, for an adventure out on Zoo grounds.

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 programs.

Limited to 12 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20

     Monkey Math
     Explore counting and other age appropriate math concepts through hands-
     on activities. 
     C0229TT - February 29 (M); 9 - 10:30 a.m.

     Snake Science
     Discover super science experiences while learning all about animals. 
     C0322TT - March 22 (Tu); 9 - 10:30 a.m.

     Leopard Literacy
     Explore early literacy skills through amazing animal books, songs and
     more. 
     C0419TT - April 19 (Tu); 9 - 10:30 a.m. 

     Anteater Art
     Paint and sculpt amazing animals and visit some animal art and live
     animals too.
     C0510TT - May 10 (Tu); 9 - 10:30 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 programs.

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

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0212MM – February 12 (F); 9 - 10:30 a.m.
C0213MM - February 13 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

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

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0313EG - March 13 (Su); 10 - 11:30 a.m.
C0314EG - March 14 (M); 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Monkeyin' Around
Explore the exciting world of primates like leaping lemurs, silly sifakas and more!

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0415MA - April 15 (F); 9 - 10:30 a.m.
C0416MA - April 16 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

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 programs.

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
C0312RR - March 12 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

Underwater Investigation
Dive into the wild world of pond life, from cannibalistic tadpoles to delicate dragonflies and everything in between.  We will even use special viewers and microscopes to examine the tiny creatures that live in the pond water. You’ll also make your own pond viewer to take home.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0410UN - April 10 (Su); 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Amazing Apes
Gorillas and orangutans and chimps, oh my! Join us as we learn all about these awesome animals.

Limited to 14 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $18/General Public $20
C0507AA - May 7 (Sa); 10 - 11:30 a.m.

For Children Ages 5 - 8

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 programs.

Observe and Learn: Penguins
Why did the penguin shake its head?  Come and learn why penguins do the things they do, and waddle down to Penguin and Puffin Coast to observe these behaviors in action.  We will record what we see using an engaging iPad application to better understand a portion of the penguin’s day.

Limited to 10 children per session
Fee: Zoo Members $20/General Public $23
C0213OP - February 13 (Sa); 2 - 4 p.m.
C0306OP - March 6 (Su); 10 a.m. - 12 noon