Learning and growing is fun at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Zoo Troop, a brand new, series-based class, helps children 18 months old through 8th grade learn to understand and respect the world around them through exploration, up close animal encounters, and fun! Through age appropriate, skill and wonder-building hands-on activities, close encounters with animals, zoo hikes, and child-led projects, children learn biological concepts and become curious to explore the world around them and find their own answers. Studies have shown that participatory, nature play creates connections with the natural world and environmentally conscious attitudes that last into adulthood. Participation in such program has also been shown to enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, autonomy and initiative in participants. Building on these concepts, our programs give participants opportunities to gain leadership skills and confidence along with a deeper connection to wildlife and wild places. Come to Zoo Troop, where children can let their imagination run wild!
New skills and experiences are learned in each 4-week Zoo Troop series. Newcomers are welcome to sign up for each new series.
In each series we will identify specific steps or skills that your child will achieve along with a key purpose statement. The same knowledgeable Zoo instructor will teach each week of the Zoo Troop series which will allow your child to form a positive relationship with their instructor.
Join the Zoo Troop as we explore a different fun and interactive topic every month and foster caring, confident, and inspiring young people who know and love the wild world around them.
Questions? Contact us at (513) 559-7767 or email [email protected]
Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $75
Cost: Members: $65 / Non-Members: $80
Cost: Members: $70 / Non-Members: $85