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. In order 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.

Marvelous Marine Mammals (Evening Program)

For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by an adult

You’ve seen a few of them swimming above you in the Sea Lion Sound tunnel, now come learn all about them! We’ll explore the different types of marine mammals that live around the world, including sea lions, dolphins and polar bears. You’ll dive into their amazing adaptations and see how we compare to these mammals with a variety of hands-on activities. The class will also include a private evening visit to Sea Lion Sound.

Limited to 16 children per session

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C607MM June 7 Tu 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)
C803MM Aug 3 W 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)

Nocturnal Neighbors (Evening Program)

For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by an adult

Ever wonder what goes on in your yard at night? Learn how bats, owls and other nocturnal animals are adapted to life at night and ways to observe them in your own backyard. Receive your very own bat house to take home and help the bats in your own backyard!

Limited to 16 children per session

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $30 / General Public $33

CodeDateDayTime
C622NN June 22 W 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)
C712NN July 12 Tu 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)

Superhero Science 

For children ages 5 - 7, accompanied by an adult

Discover who else can leap tall buildings in a single bound, has super senses and can transform to protect themselves. Bring your favorite superhero action figure and we’ll explore which animals have similar adaptations to help them survive. We will create our own animal superhero and conduct exciting experiments to learn more about these cool creatures and their amazing adaptations.

Limited to 16 children per session

Instructor: Early Childhood Instructor

Fee: Zoo Members $24 / General Public $27

CodeDateDayTime
C627SH1 June 27 M 10-11:30 a.m.
C627SH2 June 27 M 1-2:30 p.m.
C727SH1 July 27 W 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)
C803SH1 Aug 9 Tu 6:30-8 p.m.(evening)