Youth Programs

With programs for every age, your child (and your family!) can grow with the Zoo.


Zoo Tots

(ages 18 mos to 5 yrs)

Zoo Tots is a six-week series designed for you to have fun and learn alongside your child. Each week has a different topic and new ways to enjoy the Zoo!


Is your child interested in more than attending a program?

We have volunteer opportunities specifically for teens ages 13 to high school senior, including the ZooTeens program. You can read about those here.


Zoo Tots (ages 18 months - 5 years)

Join us for a six-week series where children learn through play with their favorite play partner: you! Each week you will make friends with nature through play experiences, art, songs, special animal friends and take a zoo hike to an animal exhibit.

The ZooTots series is offered two times a year, in Spring (April to mid-May) and Fall (mid-August to September). Zoo Tots programs are divided into three age groups: 18 months to 23 months, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years.

Please note: Due to space limitations, only one adult may attend with each registered child. Only those registered for the class may attend. No additional children (including infants) and/or adults may attend with you and your child.


Fall Program Information


All animals have special features making them unique.

  • Week 1 - Birds of a Feather
  • Week 2 - Really “Cool” Reptiles
  • Week 3 - Furry Friends
  • Week 4 - Amazing Amphibians
  • Week 5 - Interesting Invertebrates
  • Week 6 - Animals Have Class

Class Dates:

  • Wednesday Classes will meet the weeks of August 23, 2017 – September 27, 2017.
  • Thursday Classes will meet the weeks of August 24, 2017 – September 28, 2017.
  • Saturday Classes will meet the weeks of August 26, 2017 – September 30, 2017.

*You will attend class the same day and time each week of the series based on the schedule below.

Class Times

Ages 18 - 23 mos.

Wednesday: 9 - 10 am

Age 2-3 yrs

Wednesday: 10:15 - 11:15 am
Thursday: 9 - 10 am
Thursday: 10:15 - 11:15 am
Thursday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 9 - 10 am

Ages 4 - 5 yrs

Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 10:15 - 11:15 am


Cost of Program:

Members $100 for entire series
Non-Members $125 for entire series

Register for Fall ZooTots


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