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.

Each month features a different animal group.  A morning class and an afternoon class are offered each month.  Please select only one class per month/topic.

2018 Critter Classes SEASON 1 Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
February 10 - "Wild Dogs" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
February 10 - "Wild Dogs" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
March 10 - "Alligators and Crocodiles" 10:00am - 11:30pm OPEN
March 10 - "Alligators and Crocodiles" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
April 14 - "Frogs and Toads" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
April 14 - "Frogs and Toads" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
May 12 - "Cavies" 10:00am-11:30am OPEN
May 12 - "Cavies" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
If your desired session is FULL, please call (765) 807-1540 for WAIT LIST information.

2018 Critter Classes SEASON 2 Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
September 8 - "Otters and Relatives" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
September 8 - "Otters and Relatives" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
October 13 - "Arthropods" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
October 13 - "Arthropods" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
November 10 - "Sloths" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
November 10 - "Sloths" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN
December 15 - "Boas and Pythons" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
December 15 - "Boas and Pythons" 2:00pm - 3:30pm OPEN

If your desired session is FULL, please call (765) 807-1540 for WAIT LIST information.

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To Register for Critter Classes (Learning Adventures Series):

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.

2018 Critter Classes Fees:

Individual Session
(Fee per session)
Members:
$15
Non-Members:
$20

Save BIG with a Season Pass - available for a limited time!

Single Season Pass
(One season, all 4 sessions)
Members:
$52
Non-Members:
$72
Double Season Pass
(Both seasons, all 8 sessions)
Members:
$94
Non-Members:
$134

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov

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