Family programs

Enjoy the zoo with your family! It's the perfect way to inspire the next generation of animal lovers, and create new family memories.

All programs include admission to the zoo for registered participants.


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Mother's Day Breakfast

Suggested ages: Any
Days & Time: Saturday, May 13; 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $40.00 members; $50.00 non-members

Treat mom to something special this year - a celebration of animal moms at the zoo! Participants will meet in the zoo before it opens, enjoy a light breakfast, meet an animal close up, and help prepare special treats for the some of our special animal moms. The price stated above covers one adult and one child. You may add up to three extra participants for $10 per person when you Add to Cart.

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Little Hatchlings Winter Session

Suggested ages: 1 y/o – 2y/o
Days & Time: Saturday and Tuesday Series available
Fee: $150 members; $175 non-members

Explore animals in the zoo and all of its wonders with your little one! Classes are specifically designed to help your child learn, explore, socialize, be creative and have fun based on this age-group's developmental needs. Enjoy animal encounters, explore exhibits, and sensory activities that are designed for your zoo baby!

Saturday Series
2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday Series
2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 9:30 –10:30 a.m.

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Toddler Time - Winter Session

Suggested ages: 2 – 3y/o
Days & Time: Sunday and Monday Series available
Fee: $150 members; $175 non-members

Enjoy learning about animals in an environment that fosters your toddler's independence and provides multiple opportunities for exploration. Throughout the week children and their care-givers will participate in art activities, circle time, and dramatic play that investigates the unique world of animals. Live animal encounters every session add to the fun!

Sunday Series
2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Monday Series
2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Little Hatchlings – Spring Session

Suggested ages: 1 y/o – 2y/o
Days & Time: Saturday and Tuesday Series available
Fee: $150 members; $175 non-members

Join our youngest group of zoo lovers with a program designed specifically for your child's interests and developmental needs. Children will have opportunities to meet animals, explore exhibits, socialize, enjoy creative crafts, and engage in sensory activities. Instructors will facilitate learning based on their interests.

Saturday Series
4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday Series
4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Toddler Time - Spring Session

Suggested ages: 1 y/o – 2y/o
Days & Time: Sunday and Monday Series available
Fee: $150 members; $175 non-members

Spring into the season at the zoo with a learning environment crafted specifically for your toddler and their growing needs for socialization and independence. In this program children and care-givers will meet animals, engage in circle time, enjoy dramatic play, and explore the world of animals!

Sunday Series
4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday Series
4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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