Critter Classes

AGES: 5-7 YEARS


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 and an animal artifact.  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits may be included, weather permitting.  This program is for ages 5 to 7 years old (sorry, no exceptions).

Registration for 2023 Critter Classes begins January 3rd!

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2023 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Topic Status
February 11 10:00-11:00am Opossum OPEN
March 11 10:00-11:00am Iguana OPEN
April 8 10:00-11:00am Penguin OPEN
October 7 10:00-11:00am Spiders OPEN
November 4 10:00-11:00am Cavies OPEN
December 2 10:00-11:00am Sloth OPEN

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


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

2023 Critter Classes Fees

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


Advance registration required.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend.  

To register:

Visit our online registration portal through CivicRec to browse and register for current programs.

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Interested in becoming a member?  Click here for more info or to join today!

New Membership orders are processed as quickly as possible, but there may be a delay of 7-10 business days.  If you are registering for a program, please contact us at zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov to expedite Membership processing.