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.

2019 Critter Classes Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
February 9 - "Porcupines" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
March 9 - "Salamanders and Newts" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
April 13- "Emus and Ostriches" 10:00am - 11:30pm OPEN
May 11 - "Horses and Relatives" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
September 14 - "Prairie Dogs" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
October 12 - "Spiders and Relatives" 10:00am-11:30am OPEN
November 9 - "Lizards" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
December 14 - "Chickens and Game Birds" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN

2019 Critter Classes Fees

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

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To Register for Critter Classes:

COMING SOON: Online Registration!

Check back soon for details. Registration for all 2019 Classes and Camps will begin in January 2019.

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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