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.

Animals at Play

For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by an adult

Do you like to play tag, hide-and-go-seek or catch? Young animals gain strength and develop survival skills while playing, which helps them in the wild. Come and discover why cheetah cubs wrestle, chimps chase and river otters play with their food.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C825P1 Aug 25 M 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C825P2 Aug 25 M 1-2:30 p.m.  
C913P1 Sep 13 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C913P2 Sep 13 Sa 1-2:30 p.m.  
C914P1 Sep 14 Su 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C914P2 Sep 14 Su 1-2:30 p.m.  

Baby Animals

For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by an adult

Have you heard of a puggle? Can you name the mom of an elver? Some babies look just like their moms and others look completely different. In this class we will explore different baby animals, and take a look at some of our new babies on grounds.

Limited to 12 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C611B1 June 11 W 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C611B2 June 11 W 1-2:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
C709B1 July 9 W 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C709B2 July 9 W 1-2:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

Scales and Slime and Teeth, Oh My!

For children ages 3 - 4, accompanied by an adult

Creep with us into the world of our cold-blooded buddies, the reptiles and amphibians. Learn what they eat, where they hang out and why they’re not so scary! We’ll meet live animals, make our own slime and much more!

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C601S1 June 1 Su 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C601S2 June 1 Su 1-2:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
C719S1 July 19 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C719S2 July 19 Sa 1-2:30 p.m. CLOSED
C729S1 July 29 Tu 10-11:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C729S2 July 29 Tu 1-2:30 p.m. CLOSED

Under the Sea

For children 3 - 4, accompanied by an adult

Explore the amazing ocean animals through stories and art. Participants will have an up close encounter with gracefully gliding sting rays at the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Exhibit. Each participant will decorate their own organic tote bag to take home.

Limited to 16 children per session.

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C712U1 July 12 Sa 9-10:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C712U2 July 12 Sa 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
C713U1 July 13 Su 9-10:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C713U2 July 13 Su 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
C819U1 Aug 19 Tu 9-10:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
C819U2 Aug 19 Tu 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.