Critter Classes

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Critter Class sessions are scheduled to return for Fall 2021 with modifications in place:

-All sessions are drop-off only.  

-Masks are required of all participants for the duration of the program.

-Class capacity is reduced to assist with social distancing efforts.  

-Please see your reminder email, or contact us, for the most current information, as COVID-19 parameters must remain fluid and will be adjusted as necessary based on guidance from the CDC, ISDH, and TCHD.

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 6 to 7 years old (sorry, no exceptions.)


2021 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Topic Status
September 11 2:00-3:00pm Turtles OPEN
October 9 2:00-3:00pm Parrots OPEN
November 13 2:00-3:00pm Porcupines OPEN
December 11 2:00-3:00pm Snakes OPEN

2021 Critter Classes Fees

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


To register:

1.  Complete the Google Form here

2. Submit your payment (an educator will call you to collect payment within 1-2 days of receiving your Google form, or you can contact the Education Center Desk at (765) 807-1555.

3.  Watch your email for a confirmation of enrollment and specific instructions for class drop-off location, what to bring, etc.

AGES: 6-7 YEARS

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

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.

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


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