Zoo Sprouts

Developed specifically with early childhood learning foundations in mind, this hour long class gives little learners a chance to explore nature and animals in a safe, nurturing environment.  Get to know nature through play experiences, art, songs and stories, early science explorations, and of course - special animal friends!  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits that complement the lesson may also be included, weather permitting.  Each month holds a new lesson - attend one or enjoy them all!

Zoo Sprouts is designed to accommodate emerging independence - caregivers may participate with their child, or observe the fun from the adult seating area.  Caregivers and children comfortable with drop-off are permitted to do so, provided the child is fully potty-trained. This program is for children 3 and 4 years old with adult caregiver participation optional.

Zoo Sprouts will consist of two different seasons in 2018. The first season will be "Count on Animals." We will use the world of animals to explore the numbers 1-8. The second season will be "Animal Opposites."  Animals are a great way to introduce the early childhood learning concept of opposites - big and small, fast and slow, and many more!

2018 Zoo Sprouts SEASON 1: Count on Animals

*Each month is a different lesson, but the two sessions within a month are the same lesson. Attend only one session per month.
Date Time Status
February 3 or 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
March 3 or 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
April 7 or 17 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
May 5 or 22 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
June 2 or 5 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN

2018 Zoo Sprouts SEASON 2: Animal Opposites

*Each month is a different lesson, but the two sessions within a month are the same lesson. Attend only one session per month.
Date Time Status
August 4 or 21 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
September 1 or 18 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
October 6 or 16 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
November 3 or 13 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN
December 1 or 18 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. OPEN

2018 Zoo Sprouts Fees:

Individual Session
(Fee per session)
Members:
$13
Non-Members:
$15

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

Single Season Pass
(One season, all 5 sessions)
Members:
$55
Non-Members:
$65
Double Season Pass
(Both seasons, all 10 sessions)
Members:
$100
Non-Members:
$120
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To Register for Zoo Sprouts (Wild Beginnings Series):

Advance registration required.  Please note due to space limitation, only one adult may attend with each registered child.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend. Parents with infants/siblings may wait in the lobby.

Season pass holders will attend the same day/time session (either Saturdays or Tuesdays) each month.

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

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


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