Critter Classes

Nothing brings out the natural curiosity of a child the way animals do!  With Critter Classes your child will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, up-close and hands-on.  Each class focuses on a different animal group.  Games, crafts, and age-appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities will engage and entertain, letting learning happen naturally.  Each session includes a live animal encounter.  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits may be included, weather permitting. This program is for ages 5 to 7 years old.

2019 Critter Classes Dates:

Date & Topic Time Status
February 9 - "Porcupines" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
March 9 - "Salamanders and Newts" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
April 13- "Emus and Ostriches" 10:00am - 11:30pm OPEN
May 11 - "Horses and Relatives" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
September 14 - "Prairie Dogs" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
October 12 - "Spiders and Relatives" 10:00am-11:30am OPEN
November 9 - "Lizards" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN
December 14 - "Chickens and Game Birds" 10:00am - 11:30am OPEN

2019 Critter Classes Fees

$18 per session, Non-Members (Members save 15%)

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To Register for Critter Classes:

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Advance registration required.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend.  This class is designed to be a drop-off program, however adults who choose to stay and observe are permitted to do so.

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

Questions? Contact the Education Department 

  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
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