Zoo Tot Classes

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 Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Ages: 2-5 years
Cost: $8-10 for zoo members $10-12 for nonmembers

Cooking Creation: Create a delicious treat while learning all about animals. Foods may include allergens, such as milk, egg and gluten.

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September Classes

S1    Green Grasslands                                           Sept 12 | Sept 13

S2    Tremendous Trees                                         Sep 19 | Sept 20

S3    Cooking Creation: Veggie Critters             Sept 26 | Sept 27

October Classes

O1    Dry Deserts                                                     Oct 10 | Oct 11

O2    Nocturnal Wonders                                      Oct 17 | Oct 18

O3    Cooking Creation: Spider Pizza                Oct 24 (3 spots left) | Oct 25

November Classes

N1    Rainy Rainforest                                             Nov 7 | Nov 8

N2    Fancy Feet                                                    Nov 14 | Nov 15 (2 spots left)

N3    Cooking Creation: Turkey Cookies            Nov 21 | Nov 22

December Classes

D1     Frozen Tundra                                          Dec 5| Dec 6 (2 spots left)

D2     Nifty Noses                                                 Dec 12 | Dec 13

D3     Cooking Creation: Ginger Bread Zoo       Dec 19 | Dec 20 (1 spot left)

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. Registered participants only need to arrive a few minutes before the class start time. Auditorium doors will open 10 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.

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.


Space is limited to 10 participants per class. Registration is available online, by calling the zoo or during your next zoo visit.

Date Changes / Cancellations / Refunds

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.