Looking for an educational experience the whole family can enjoy together? Our fun, daytime programs, early bird and evening night hikes 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 email@example.com
Cost: Members - $7/Adult, $7/Child; Non-Members - $11/Adult, $11/Child
Topic destination dates & times 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 11: 10:00-11:30 a HURRAY FOR DAD!
Most people know about the role animal mom’s play in their babies’ live, but what about animal dads? Believe it or not, many dads take an active or SOLO role in raising their young. As we prepare, this month, to celebrate all fathers, come and learn about some dads that are the superstars of the animal kingdom.
June 15: 10:00-11:30 am
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.
Spring Series: March 2, April 6, or May 4: 10-11 am
Summer Series: June 1, July 6, August 3: 10-11am
Would you like to prowl the Zoo after hours when the crowds have gone home? Well, come on down for these fun-filled, family-oriented evening adventures at the Zoo!
Members: $7/Adult, $7/Child
Non-Members: $11/Adult, $11/Child
topic description Dates & times WHEN PIGS FLY
Can cats fish and elephants paint? Do Giraffes wear sunscreen? When pigs fly! Join us in celebrating Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon at the Zoo as we discover unbelievable facts about our animals that will leave you thinking, “Well, could pigs fly?” We will go on a hike through the zoo, meet some amazing animals, and so much more during this fun and informative family-friendly program!
May 4: 6:30-8:pm 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, 10, 17, 18, 24 or 31: 6:30-8:p SUPER SENSES
Can you see as well as an eagle? Can you smell as well as a cougar? Can you hear as well as a bat? Join us for live animal visits and a Zoo hike, where we will discover the amazing senses that animals have and how they compare to our own.
June 7, 14, 15, 21, 29: 6:30-8:pm AFRICA! ADVENTURE
Join us as we explore the wild and wonderful African continent. We’ll meet some smaller African animals in the classroom and then head out on our Zoo hike to explore the Zoo’s new Africa! exhibit after the daytime crowds have gone home.
July 5, 6, 13, 19, 26, 27 or August 2, 3, 9: 6:30-8:pm
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! Learn More>