Prospect Park Zoo
Early Childhood Programs

Animal Tales

Join us for Animal Tales, our new early readers program designed to engage your child’s love of literature and introduce them to the amazing world of zoo animals. Each week we will meet two new animal friends related to our story themes, enjoy a read-aloud, and explore the zoo together.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher

Animal Tales March:
Stories for the Senses

Great stories engage our imaginations and our senses. This month we will warm up our senses together and use our senses to learn all about animals at the zoo.

Tickets include one adult and one child.

Ages: 2 - 5 years old

Price: $80 members
$100 regular
Dates: Tuesdays
3/7, 3/14, 3/21 & 3/28
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

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Animal Tales April:
Roaches are Red and Peacocks are…Colorful!

Colorful flowers are blooming outside while animals use their colors to hide. In this month’s story series we will read about colorful creatures and learn how animal colors help them survive.

Tickets include one adult and one child.

Ages: 2 - 5 years old

Price: $80 members
$100 regular
Dates: Tuesdays
4/4, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Animal Tales May:
Kittens and Cubs and Chicks, Oh My!

This month we celebrate animal families! You and your little one will enjoy stories together about baby animals and learn about the wild ways animals care for their young.

Tickets include one adult and one child.

Ages: 2 - 5 years old

Price: $80 members
$100 regular
Dates: Tuesdays
5/2, 5/9, 5/16 & 5/23
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

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Junior Zoo Club

In Jr. Zoo Club you and your little one will enjoy a wild morning as you meet animals up close, practice science skills, play, sing, and explore the zoo alongside new friends!

Jr. Zoo Club: Sundays

Join us for Jr. Zoo Club where you and your little one will learn together about animals as you engage in crafts, early science skills, playtime and songs. Each class will nurture children's innate curiosity through up close animal encounters, exploring our senses, and time to explore the zoo. Every day is a new adventure in Jr. Zoo Club! Tickets include one adult and one child. Price per session.

*This class must meet a minimum registration requirement to run. Please register early!

Ages: 2 - 5 years old

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Sundays
Animal Homes: 3/5
Green Thumbs and Paws: 3/12
Get Ready for Spring!: 3/19
Animals that Splash!: 3/26
Busy Bugs: 4/2
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Jr. Zoo Club: Mondays

Join us for Jr. Zoo Club where you and your little one will learn together about animals as you engage in crafts, early science skills, playtime and songs. Each class will nurture children's innate curiosity through up close animal encounters, exploring our senses, and time to explore the zoo. Every day is a new adventure in Jr. Zoo Club! Tickets include one adult and one child. Price per session.

*This class must meet a minimum registration requirement to run. Please register early!

Ages: 2 - 5 years old

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: Mondays
Animal Homes: 3/6
Green Thumbs and Paws: 3/13
Get Ready for Spring!: 3/20
Animals that Splash!: 3/27
Busy Bugs: 4/3
Time: 10:15am - 11:15am

Register here


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