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

Repeat Classes: These classes were offered in fall of 2017
Cooking Creation: Create a delicious treat while learning all about animals. Foods may include allergens.

January Classes

J1    Cool Coverings (repeat class)                   January 7(full) or January 11

J2    Cooking Creation: Penguin Palooza         January 17 (full) or January 18 (full)

February Classes

F1    What Makes A Home        February 4 or February 7 (full) or February 8 (full)

F2    Moving N Grooving (repeat class)           February 11 or February 14 or February 15 (1 spot)

F3    Cooking Creation: Ladybug Love              February 21(full) or February 22 (full)

March Classes

M1    Spots & Stripes                               March 4 or March 7 (1 spot) or March 8 (full)

M2    Hiss, Purr, Roar (repeat class)               March 11 or March 14 or March 15 (1 spot)

M3    Cooking Creation: Snail Cinnamon Rolls         March 21 (full) or March 22 (full)

April Classes

A1     Mighty Hoppers                                           April 1 or April 4 or April 5 (1 spot)

A2     What’s For Lunch  (repeat class)                  April 8 or April 11 or April 12

A2     Cooking Creation: Wise Owl                       April 18 (full)  or April 19 (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.