Zoo Tot Classes

Come let the world surround you as you and your child explore all there is to learn about our animal friends. Zoo Tot classes combine an “on your own exploratory” playtime featuring crafts, sensory bins and educational stations, along with structured circle time, sing-a-long and an animal encounter. Play activities are incorporated into each Zoo Tot class in order to foster science learning by encouraging observation, exploration, and discovery.

Time: 10:00-11:00am
Date: Offered Thursdays and Fridays
Ages: 2-5 years
Cost: $8-10 for zoo members $10-12 for nonmembers

*RPZoo members please use coupon code members20 to receive members only pricing. Must possess a RPZoo 2020 membership. Membership will be verified. 

Class Details

Zoo Tot classes are approximately 1 hour in length. Classes will be held inside the auditorium of Roosevelt Park Zoo’s visitor center with some classes going out into the zoo (weather dependent). . Auditorium doors will open 5 minutes before class starts. The registration fee for class includes 1 child ages 2-5 and 1 adult caregiver. Due to the size and structure of Zoo Tots, additional adults will not be allowed.

Space is limited to 12 participants per class. Registration is available online, by calling the zoo or during your next zoo visit.

How it Works

Classes are designed for a caregiver to interact with and help facilitate in the learning of their child. In order to best serve all of our Zoo Tot participants, unregistered children may not be able to attend. An exception for infants will be made for adults who can still fully participate with their registered child. Younger and older children are welcome to register for class, please keep in mind that programs are geared to a specific age range and may not contain age appropriate activities for children outside of that range.


Cancellations and date changes must be made two weeks prior to scheduled programs. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the program date. No refunds will be issued for missed classes. We will consider it a donation to the zoo.

jANUARY Classes



Cooking Creations: CHILI HIPPO

February Classes

DOwn in the swamp

claws, paws & jaws

Cooking Creations: Pretzel Hedgehog

March Classes

Home sweet Home

Discovering Dinosaurs

Cooking Creations: octopus hotdog

April Classes

Spots & Stripes

Bugs' Life

Cooking Creations: Alligator Cone

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