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.

Animal Hide and Seek

For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by an adult

"Look closely. Can you see me up in the tree?" Discover the wonders of animal camouflage to learn how these "costumes" help them disguise. Each participant will make their own camouflaged critter to take home.

Limited to 14 children per session.

Instructors: Zoo Docents

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C607AH June 7 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. SOLD OUT
C711AH July 11 F 9:30-11 a.m. SOLD OUT

Habitat Discoveries

For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by an adult

What’s hiding among the nooks and crannies of a rotten log? Come find out as we learn how to use simple tools to explore the hidden marvels of the animal world. Become a young zoo scientist as you investigate what animals need to survive in their habitats through hands-on activities, exploration and more. Each participant will receive a journal for future exploration.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C626H1 June 26 Th 10-11:30 a.m.  
C626H2 June 26 Th 1-2:30 p.m.  
C724H1 July 24 Th 10-11:30 a.m.  
C724H2 July 24 Th 1-2:30 p.m.  
C806H1 Aug 6 W 10-11:30 a.m.  
C806H2 Aug 6 W 1-2:30 p.m.  

Insect Investigations (NEW)

For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by an adult

Have you ever spied an anthill or seen a bee buzzing on a flower? Come be a backyard scientist and explore these amazing insects and more! Learn how these incredible critters help us and how we can help them.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C617I1 June 17 Tu 10-11:30 a.m.  
C617I2 June 17 Tu 1-2:30 p.m.  
C722I1 July 22 Tu 10-11:30 a.m.  
C722I2 July 22 Tu 1-2:30 p.m.  

Rhyming and Rapping at the Zoo

For children ages 4 - 5, accompanied by an adult

Raise your arms and swing your hips – you’ll learn new songs and rhymes about your Zoo visit! Meeting animals, making a take-home craft, hearing animal stories and making up your own stories all create a morning full of rhyming, rapping, “tails”, fables and fun.

Limited to 14 children per session.

Instructors: Zoo Docents

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C604RR June 4 W 9:30-11 a.m.  
C712RR July 12 Sa 9:30-11 a.m.