Join us for our early childhood education toddler program!

Hatchlings is a hands-on play and exploration time just for 2-4 year olds and an accompanying adult. During this 60-minute program we will sing songs, explore our senses, visit animal friends, and have a yummy snack! Meet new human friends to explore the Zoo with afterwards!

Each program starts at 11 a.m. and will run for approximately an hour and include a combination of games, crafts, story time, sing-a-longs, and animal friend visits. These programs are specifically designed to promote hands-on, self-guided play and exploration.

Program price includes admission into the Zoo for a child and an adult, a snack, and activities.

  • General price – $15
  • Member price – $11
  • Additional child – $5
    (No more than 2 children per adult)

There are a limited number of spots available in each program, so register early!

June 13 and 15: Growth Spurts
Explore our Children’s Garden while we learn how plants grow! Register for June 13th here! June 15th here!

July 18 and 20: Water Bugs
Explore the wonderful world of water by playing in our sensory pools. Register for July 18th here! July 20th here!

August 15 and 17: Tiny Artists
Show off your artistic talents by creating nature themed art work! Explore different paint brushes, or play with your hands! Make a masterpiece to take home with you! Register for August 15th here! August 17th here!

September 19: On The Move
Can you hop like a rabbit or waddle like a penguin?  Visit with animal favorites and play as we practice moving like animals. Register for September 19th here!