These programs require the participation of at least one parent or other adult for every one to two registered children. These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. To best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. The fees for these programs are per child. There is no charge for the accompanying adult. Please list the accompanying adult on the registration form.

Adventures in Zookeeping

For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by an adult

Come explore the wide variety of animal careers necessary to run the Zoo. We will test our poop scooping and snake hooking abilities, learn some amazing vet skills, and create real treats to enrich the lives of animals. You will even design your very own Zoo.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $25 / General Public $28

CodeDateDayTime
C808Z1 Aug 8 F 9-11 a.m. CLOSED
C808Z2 Aug 8 F 1-3 p.m. CLOSED
C809Z1 Aug 9 Sa 9-11 a.m. SOLD OUT
C809Z2 Aug 9 Sa 1-3 p.m. CLOSED

Dig into Dinosaurs

For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by an adult

As junior paleontologists, we’ll examine fossils, arrange skeletons and of course dig to uncover animal mysteries. We will explore what scientists have discovered about these prehistoric giants and meet some of their distant relatives. We will also create our own costumes to experience life as a dinosaur.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C815D1 Aug 15 F 10-11:30 a.m.  
C815D2 Aug 15 F 1-2:30 p.m.  
C816D1 Aug 16 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C816D2 Aug 16 Sa 1-2:30 p.m.  
C817D1 Aug 17 Su 10-11:30 a.m.  
C817D2 Aug 17 Su 1-2:30 p.m.  

Fabulous Furry Friends

For children ages 5 - 6, accompanied by an adult

Do you like furry animals? Here at the Zoo we have lots of very hairy animals called mammals. Come learn about some of the coolest mammals from right here in North America. We will visit some of these fabulous fuzzy creatures around the Zoo. Each participant will create a mammal track cast to take home.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C613F1 June 13 F 9-11 a.m. CLOSED
C613F2 June 13 F 1-3 p.m. CLOSED
C630F1 June 30 M 9-11 a.m. CLOSED
C630F2 June 30 M 1-3 p.m. CLOSED