Toddlers (18-36 Months Old)

Cost per Class: Members: $11 / Non-Members: $15 (No charge for accompanying adult)

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TERRIFIC TEXTURESPlants and animals come in all different textures! Some are soft like
the hair on a rabbit and some are rough like the scales on a lizard’s
back! We will stroll through the Zoo and use our fingers to touch the
many textures of nature!
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August 5 or 12 – 9:30-10:15am & 11-11:45 am
FEATHERY FRIENDSWho is covered in feathers, has a beak and lays eggs? It’s a BIRD!
Join us as we discover who some of our feathered neighbors are!
We will meet animals face to face in the classroom and out in the
Zoo, all while learning about the most visible animals around us!
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September 12, 13, 15, or 16 – 9:30-10:15am & 11-11:45 am

Pre-Kindergarten

Cost per Class: Members: $11 / Non-Members: $15 (No charge for accompanying adult)

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COUNT ON ME1 train, 6 legs, 7 penguins…there sure are a lot of things to count at the Zoo! Join us to work on counting, the animal way! A craft, activities, and the animals we see on hike and in our classroom will make practicing our counting skills fun. You know you can count on us for a good time!
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August 5 or 12 – 10 -11am
ANIMAL SHAPES & SIZESLittle, big, round, or square - animals come in all shapes and sizes!
From squares to ovals to triangles, animals can help us practice our
shape recognition skills. With the help of our special animal guests,
we’ll discover why animals come in different shapes and how it’s
good to be different!
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September 12, 13, 15 or 16 – 10-11 am

Kindergarten

Cost per Class: Members: $12 / Non-Members: $16

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LEAFY ANIMALSIt’s the perfect time of year to look at leaves - some animals eat them, some animals use them to make their home, and some animals look just like them! Join us as we walk around the Zoo to learn more about these leafy animals and even gather some leaves to make a craft!
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September 12 or 16 – 10-11:30am

Cost per Class: Members: $12 / Non-Members: $16

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NATURE HAD IT FIRSTArmor, dams, flight, swimming goggles, and even perfume - all
of these ideas were inspired by animals! Join us to find out more
about animal inventors and meet some of the originals up close in
the classroom and on our Zoo hike!
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September 12 – 10-11:30 am or September 16 – 2-3:30 pm

Cost per Class: Members: $12 / Non-Members: $16

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MIGRATION EXPLORATIONThe weather may still be warm, but fall is just around the corner. That means that many animals are getting ready to leave their spring and summer homes and make a huge journey south to their winter homes. Who makes the journey and why? How long does it take? How do they know where they are going? What do they need to “pack”? These are just a few of the questions that we will answer while we hike, explore, and get up close with some classroom animals.
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September 12 – 10-11:30 am or September 16 – 2-3:30 pm

Cost per Class: Members: $12 / Non-Members: $16

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RUMOR HAS IT...Wise old owls, lucky rabbits’ feet, blind bats…we’ve all heard dozens of folklore, legends, and myths about animals that share our world. With a hike and some special meet and greets with the animals in question, we’ll discover the true origins of some of these not-so-true tales and have a lot of fun in the process.
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September 12 – 10-12 pm or September 16 – 1:30-3:30 pm

Cost per Class: Members: $40 / Non-Members: $55

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BACKSTAGE PASS JR.: BIRDS OF A FEATHERHow many fish does a puffin eat for lunch? How do you feed a hornbill? How do you get a job taking care of such cool birds? Get the answer to these questions and more when we take a guided behind-the-scenes look at the Wings of the World bird house. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
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September 16 – 2-2:45 pm