Critter Classes

Nothing brings out the natural curiosity of a child the way animals do!  With Critter Classes your child will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, up-close and hands-on.  Each class focuses on a different animal group.  Games, crafts, and age-appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities will engage and entertain, letting learning happen naturally.  Each session includes a live animal encounter.  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits may be included, weather permitting. This program is for ages 5 to 7 years old.

2020 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Status
February 8 - Owls 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
March 14 - Marsupials 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
April 11- Snakes 10:00am - 11:30pm OPEN
May 9 - Anteaters 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
September 19 - Parrots 10:00am - 11:30am CLOSED
October 10 - Rodents 10:00am - 11:30am CLOSED
November 14 - 
Penguins --> PARROTS*
10:00am - 11:30am CLOSED
December 12 - Turtles 10:00am - 11:30am TENTATIVE

* Due to COVID-19, the arrival of our penguins has been delayed. We will be learning about PARROTS in November instead.

2020 Critter Classes Fees

$18 per session, Non-Members (Members save 15%)

SEASON PASSES available at a discounted fee, for a limited time. Season pass discounts COMBINE with Member discounts for big savings!  See registration form or contact the Zoo Education Office for details.

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To Register for Critter Classes:

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Advance registration required.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend.  This class is designed to be a drop-off program, however adults who choose to stay and observe are permitted to do so.

Interested in becoming a Zoo Member?  Click here for more information or to join today!

Questions? Contact the Education Department 

  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
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