Critter Classes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person Critter Classes are temporarily on hiatus.  Please check back for updates.  In the meantime, please check out our VIRTUAL program opportunities.  Stay healthy - we'll see you soon!

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.


2021 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Status
TBD TBD

2021 Critter Classes Fees

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


Visit our online registration portal through Tyler Parks and Recreation (TPAR) to browse program listings, register, or join a wait list.

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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 member?  Please note Zoo Memberships are not sold through the same online registration portal used for education programs, but can be purchased as a separate transaction through our website.  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 before the TPAR online registration portal reflects your Member discounts on class and camp registrations.

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


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