Come join the Zoo’s early childhood education specialists, who connect animal facts and green practices, making each program unique and fun for both young children and their adult companions. Please note: No siblings allowed.
Friends are FUN!
Even odd couples like cheetahs and dogs can become friends. Making friends is an important part of growing healthy and happy for kids, too.
Saturdays, September 23 and 30
Tortoises Can Be Very Big!
We’ll learn about words like “in” and “out,” and “over” and “through,” in adventures with our Galápagos tortoises.
Saturdays, October 21, 28
Exploring Is Part of Growing
Exploring the world around us stimulates the brain and helps us increase our creativity. Penguins will help us learn how animals explore.
Saturdays, November 11 and 18
Let’s Move Like an Orangutan
Orangutans are great movers that can climb, swing, and roll. We’ll learn about exercise the fun way, from our animal friends!
Saturdays, December 9 and 16
Keeper Work Is Really Fun
Keepers need to be good at counting out food items to feed animals daily. Learn to count, be a keeper, and make some animals happy!
Saturdays, January 20 and 27, 2018
From BIG to small
Learn about sizes from the animals at the Zoo. Come take a fun bus ride, and encounter a very big elephant.
Saturdays, February 17 and 24, 2018
All About the ABCs
Giraffe begins with "G." We're going to have fun learning the alphabet through animals!
Saturdays, March 17 and 24, 2018
Note: Animal viewing subject to change.