Zoo Sprouts

Developed specifically with early childhood learning foundations in mind, this hour long class gives little learners a chance to explore nature and animals in a safe, nurturing environment.  Get to know nature through play experiences, art, songs and stories, early science explorations, and of course - special animal friends!  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits that complement the lesson may also be included, weather permitting.  Each month holds a new lesson - attend one or enjoy them all!

Zoo Sprouts is designed to accommodate emerging independence - caregivers may participate with their child, or observe the fun from the adult seating area.  Caregivers and children comfortable with drop-off are permitted to do so, provided the child is fully potty-trained. This program is for children 3 and 4 years old with adult caregiver participation optional.

Zoo Sprouts will provide two different themed seasons in 2019:
  • The first season will be "Creature Features." We will explore the unique characteristics of animals, from nose to tail! 
  • The second season will be "Alphabet Zoo."  Each month will focus on a new letter as we explore different animals as well as the big, big world around us.

2019 Zoo Sprouts SEASON 1: Creature Features

*Each month is a different lesson, but the two sessions within a month are the same lesson. Attend only one session per month.
Date Time   Status
February 2 or 19 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "A Tale of Tails" OPEN
March 2 or 19 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "The Nose Knows" OPEN
April 6 or 16 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "Feet are Neat" OPEN
May 4 or 21 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "The Eyes Have It" OPEN
June 1 or 4 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "Fur is Fantastic" OPEN

2019 Zoo Sprouts SEASON 2: Alphabet Zoo

*Each month is a different lesson, but the two sessions within a month are the same lesson. Attend only one session per month.
Date Time   Status
August 3 or 20 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "A is for Armadillo" OPEN
September 7 or 17 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "L is for Lizard" OPEN
October 5 or 15 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "P is for Parrot" OPEN
November 2 or 12 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "S is for Snake" OPEN
December 7 or 17 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. "T is for Turtle" OPEN

Zoo Sprouts Fees:

$13 per session, Non-Members  (Members save 15%)

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To Register for Zoo Sprouts:

COMING SOON: Online Registration!

Check back soon for details. Registration for all 2019 Classes and Camps will begin in January 2019.

Advance registration required.  Please note due to space limitation, only one adult may attend with each registered child.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend. Parents with infants/siblings may wait in the lobby.

Interested in becoming a Zoo Member?  Click here for more information or to join today!

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov