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.

2017 Critter Classes SEASON ONE Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
Feb. 4 - "Snakes & Lizards" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
March 4 - "Marsupials" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
April 1 - "Birds of Prey" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
May 6 - "Anteaters & Armadillos" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN

2017 Critter Classes SEASON TWO Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
Sept. 9 - "Turtles & Tortoises" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
October 7 - "Rodents" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
Nov. 4 - "Apes & Monkeys" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN
December 2 - "Parrots" 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. OPEN

2017 Zoo Sprouts Fees:

Individual Session
(Fee per session)
Season Pass
(One season, all 4 sessions)
Season Pass
(Both seasons, all 8 sessions)
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Critter Classes Registration:

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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