Virtual Programs

Our virtual class offerings include interactive role playing, songs, dances, games, hands-on exploration, and art opportunities, as well as exclusive Zoo footage and resources. Additional information including the website link and the program material list will be provided in advance of the program start date.   

NOTE: These programs are designed for caregivers and children to attend together using a personal electronic device (laptop, tablet, etc.). This helps facilitate the learning of the registered program participant.   Fees listed are PER CHILD. 

  • Please note:  Additional programs may have sold out since our last website update.


  • Limited to 12 children per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $20/General Public $22   

    Romp and Stomp 

    Can you romp like a squirrel or stomp like a rhino? Join other families with young children (virtually) as we learn about animals through songs, stories and games.   

    Code:  C0606RS - June 6, Sunday; 9-9:45 a.m.    

    Wild Workout 

    Explore animal movement with your little one, and learn new songs and activities to try at home.  

    Code:  C0710WW - July 10, Saturday; 9-9:45 a.m.   

    Delightful Diggers 

    Do you love to dig? So do worms, armadillos and other amazing animals! Join us as we act like these animals and learn about them through stories, songs and play.   

    Code:  C0808DD - Aug 8, Sunday; 9-9:45 a.m.    

    Painted Dog Party 

    Join us as we celebrate these dynamic dogs through games, role-playing and more.  

    Code:  C0828PD - Aug 28, Saturday; 9-9:45 a.m.  

  • Limited to 12 children per session 
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25    

    Backyard Buddies 

    Do you know who is living in your backyard? Come discover who helps our gardens grow, and investigate all the amazing animals that live right under our noses.  

    Code:  C0612BB - June 12, Saturday; 10-11 a.m.     

    Under the Sea 

    Explore the amazing animals that call the ocean home through stories, role-play and more!  

    Code:  C0627US - June 27, Sunday; 10-11 a.m.    

    Awesome Animal Families 

    Animals have families just like we do! Some baby animals live with their mom and dad, others are adopted by parents of a different species, but all are amazing. Join us as we discover all the awesome things animal parents do to help their young!  

    Code:  C0724AF - July 24, Saturday; 10-11 a.m.     

    Pond Pals 

    Dive into the wild world of pond life, from cannibalistic tadpoles to delicate dragonflies, and everything in between.  

    Code:  C0725PP - July 25, Sunday; 10-11 a.m.    

    Scales and Scutes 

    Dig into the world of radical reptiles with snakes, crocs, turtles and more!  

    Code:  C0807SS - Aug 7, Saturday; 10-11 a.m.     

    Animal Builders 

    We’ll apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills as we construct beaver dams, design bird nests, and have tons of hands-on fun while learning all about the amazing things that animals create.  

    Code:  C0822AB - Aug 22, Sunday; 10-11 a.m.  

  • Limited to 12 children per session
    Fee: Zoo Members $22/General Public $25    

    Dynamic Dinosaurs 

    As junior paleontologists, we’ll explore how and what scientists have discovered about these prehistoric giants.   

    Code:  C0620DI - June 20, Sunday; 10-11 a.m.   

    Code:  C0821DI - Aug 21, Saturday; 10-11 a.m.    

    Animal Care Careers 

    Discover what it is like to be a zookeeper, animal nutritionist or vet through fun simulated procedures, activities, and games.  

    Code:  C0731AC - July 31, Saturday; 10-11 a.m.     


    Vomiting vultures, spectacular spiders and lovely leeches are explored in this creepy class.  

    Code:  C0815GR - Aug 15, Sunday; 10-11 a.m.  

In-Person Programs

All in-person programs will adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and all participants:    

  • Reduced number of participants per program session 
  • All participants must adhere to mask wearing protocols and practice social distancing during the entire program.  
  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional restrictions will be required for attending all in-person programs. See the sections on Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Programs, the Covid-19 Policy and the Covid-19 Terms and Conditions found on the Program Registration page. 
  • Unregistered participants cannot be accommodated.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Fees are listed per child.  

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Fees are listed per child. 

    Marvelous Marine Mammals 

    We’ll explore the different types of marine mammals that live around the world, including sea lions, dolphins and polar bears. Discover 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 9 participants per session, one adult per household
    Fee: Zoo Members $23/General Public $26 

    Code:  C0623MM - June 23, Wednesday; 6-7:30 p.m.  

    Code:  C0720MM - July 20, Tuesday; 6-7:30 p.m.   

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Fees are listed per child.

    Nature Play (WildCare Park)  

    Come explore the great outdoors with us at the Zoo’s new property in North County! We will spend time creating nature art, building forts, investigating native habitats and getting messy!   Participants meet at WildCare Park.  

    Limited to 9 total participants per session, one adult per household
    Fee: Zoo Members $26/General Public $29 per person.  

    Code:  W0613NP - June 13, Sunday; 10 a.m. -12 p.m.  

    Code:  W0711NP - July 11,  Sunday; 10 a.m. -12 p.m.    

    Nocturnal Neighbors (WildCare Park)  

    Ever wonder what goes on outside 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 a kit to build your very own bat house at home!  Participants meet at WildCare Park.   

    Limited to 9 total participants per session, one adult per household
    Fee: Zoo Members $40/General Public $43 per person.  

    Code:  W0615NN - June 15, Tuesday; 6-7:30 p.m.  

    Code:  W0721NN - July 21, Wednesday; 6-7:30 p.m.