Early Childhood Education 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 Thursdays and Fridays
Ages: 2-5 years
Cost: $8 for zoo members $10 for nonmembers

All classes are currently full.

September Classes

S1      What is a Zookeeper?                    September 20 Fulor September 21  Full                 

October Classes

O1      Opposites at the Zoo                    October 4 Full or October 5 Full  

O2      Funny Bones                                  October 18 Full or October 19   Full

November Classes

N1      Creepy Crawlers                           November 1 Full or November 2 Full

N2      Colorful Critters                           November 15 Full or November 16Full

N3      Animal Senses                              November 29 Full or November 30 Full

December Classes

D1      Polar Plunge                                 December 13 Full or December 14 Full

D2      Who Lives in the North Pole       December 20 Full or December 21 Full

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.