Zoo Troop Click to see the Zoo Troop Model of Youth Development These 4-week series classes for toddlers through 8th graders develop curiosity, create empathy, encourage healthy social skills, and grow self esteem. Participants are immersed in fun, educational, wildlife rich experiences designed to develop knowledge and life skills. We explore a new interactive topic each series. Zoo Troop fosters caring, confident, and inspiring young people who know and love the wild world around them. For each series, we identify specific steps or skills that your child will achieve, and 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. Toddler and PreK participants must participate with an adult to enjoy all the action. To encourage independence, Kindergartners and older are not accompanied by adults and for in-person programs. Kindergarten+ are dropped off and picked up after each adventure! Join the club and hang with the Troop! SAFETY DURING COVID-19 We are committed to continuing to inspire our guests every day! Instructors are required to wear masks. Masks are required for Zoo Troopers 3 years old and older and accompanying adults while indoors. Toddler: One adult is required to attend with each child. Accompanying adults are required to wear a mask while indoors. PreK: One adult is required to attend with each child. PreK Zoo Troopers and accompanying adults are required to wear a mask while indoors. Kindergarten-8th Grade: No adults attend these programs. Zoo Troopers are required wear masks while indoors. All adults are required to wear a mask in the building. All Instructors are required to wear a mask while indoors.