Looking for an educational experience the whole family can enjoy together? Our fun, daytime programs, night hikes and overnights are sure to fill the bill.
Who can participate?
Open to all ages, unless noted otherwise. Children under the age of 18 months are free.
When are Family programs available?
Year round. See below for dates and topics.
How much are Family programs?
- See below for prices.
- At least one adult must sign up and attend with each family registration.
Where do Family programs take place?
Most occur in the Harold C. Schott Education Center. Confirmation materials will be received once you have registered.
Questions? Contact us at (513) 559-7767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Members - $7/Adult, $7/Child; Non-Members - $11/Adult, $11/Child
Topic destination dates & times THE ZOO GOURMET Back by popular demand! Food is a huge part of celebrating holidays. At the Zoo, our animals feast year-round on carefully planned diets. The Zoo goes around the globe, sparing no expense, to procure the very freshest whole foods, anywhere – for our animals. Join us for a holiday food frenzy and learn how we feed thousands of animals healthy diets every day. Through a game, close encounters, and a behind the scenes tour of the Zoo’s commissary, find out why different animals eat different foods, how the Zoo manages its menus and get some fresh ideas about staying healthy yourself! November 3, 10, 24, December 1, 8, or 15: 10-11:30 am or 1-2:30 pm HURRAY FOR MOM!
Many animals (including humans) have close relationships with their mothers. From the gentle jaws of an alligator to the comfy pouch of a wallaby, come and learn about our zoo moms as we prepare to celebrate all moms on tomorrow’s holiday just for them.
May 10: 10:00-11:30 am NIGHT HIKE: HEY BABY!
The Zoo babies are here and they sure are cute! Come and learn some information about them such as their name, birthdays, and what their family lives are like. With some animal visitors in the classroom and an after-hours Zoo hike, we’ll learn why each birth at the Zoo is cause for celebration and if there are any more babies on the way!
May 3, 9, 10, 16, 24 or 31: 6:30-8:pm
Adults and 4-10 year olds are invited to join us to foster fitness, family and fun with wildlife at the Zoo. Adults and children must purchase separate tickets.
Cost per Class:
Members: $7 Adult/$7 Child
Non-Members: $11 Adult/$11 Child
Cost per Series:
Members: $15 Adult/$15 Child
Non-Members: $27 Adult/$27 Child
topic description Dates & times FAMILY ZOO YOGA
Roar like a tiger. Fly like a bird. Move as slowly as a sloth. Explore the world of animals and plants in a fun new way – through yoga! You and your child will discover more about animals and plants through the practice of yoga. This fun and active program is a beginner/mid-level level class for adults and children and can serve as a great foundation for developing an interest in wildlife and fitness that can last a lifetime. Yoga mats are provided. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing.
March 1, April 5 or May 3: 10-11am
Join the Zoo's overnight program, Nocturnal Adventures, for special events designed for parents and children, ages 5 and up. Pitch your tent and camp out at the Zoo, sleep with manatees circling your feed, or sleep outside a tropical rainforest!
Cost: Members - $30/Adult, $30/Child; Non-Members - $35/Adult, $35/Child
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|FAMILY CAMP OUT||
children 5 years old and up are invited to pitch a tent behind the Giraffe Ridge exhibit. Then we will prowl the Zoo for night creatures, cats, and crawlies. This program focuses on behavior and physical adaptations of animals, especially nocturnal animals. Bring your own tent and sleeping bag and camp out under the stars at the Zoo!
|May 3 or May 10: 6 pm-9 am|
|FAMILY SLEEP WITH THE MANATEES||
Zoo is one of only two institutions outside of Florida that rescue and rehabilitate manatees? Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover with these gentle giants! During the overnight you will enjoy two sneak peeks behind the scenes, hike the Zoo at night, play games, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with our resident manatee, 2000 pound Betsy, and young 400 pound Abigail swimming at your feet.
March 22, May 3 or May 17: 6 pm-9 am