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 
C606AH June 6 Sa 9:30-11 a.m.  
C707AH July 7 Tu 9:30-11 a.m.

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 
C805H1 Aug 5 W 10-11:30 a.m.  
C805H2 Aug 5 W 1-2:30 p.m.  
C830H1 Aug 30 Su 10-11:30 a.m.  
C830H2 Aug 30 Su 1-2:30 p.m.  

Insect Investigations

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 
C812I1 Aug 12 W 10-11:30 a.m.  
C812I2 Aug 12 W 1-2:30 p.m.  
C905I1 Sep 5 Sa 10-11:30 a.m.  
C905I2 Sep 5 Sa 1-2:30 p.m.