Programs for Young Children

The Zoo offers fun and educational activities for children of every age. Critter Club is designed for children ages 3-5.  Programs for other age groups >

Critter Club (Ages 3-5)

Critter Club is a series of programs designed just for tots. These programs take place on scheduled Thursdays and Fridays and feature a fun story, hands-on animal biofacts, great crafts and a special animal surprise. An adult is required to accompany each child for the duration of the program.


Fees:
$10 per child with Zoo membership; $13 per child without membership, with pre-registration (fees are collected at the time of pre-registration). $15 per child without pre-registration. Without pre-registration, we cannot guarantee that space will be available on program day. The maximum program size is 20 children; we reserve the right to turn non-registered participants away to maintain program quality.

Location: Education Center. All programs begin promptly at 11:00 am. Please arrive 10 minutes early to accommodate the check-in process.

Registration: Pre-registration is not required, but is highly encouraged. Contact reserve@pdza.org for additional information.  Read our program policies.

Check-in Process:
The reservationist will collect the fee during the pre-registration process and check-in on the day of the program at the main entrance gate. Walk-ins can register and pay (dependent upon available space in program) at the main entrance gate. Please be aware that without pre-registration we cannot guarantee space in any program. An adult is required to accompany a child for the duration of the program.

2017 critter club dates
January 12 & 13.............. Acrobatic Apes
January 26 & 27.............. Silly Seahorses
February 9 & 10............
Leaping Lynx
February 23 & 24............ Terrific Tamanduas
March 9 & 10................. Penguin Party
March 23 & 24................. Frog Frenzy
April 6 & 7........................ Portly Pachyderms
April 20 & 21.................... Earth Day Surprise
May 4 & 5........................ Marvelous Moms
May 18 & 19.................... Interesting Insects
September 14 & 15......... Sneaky Sea Lions
September 28 & 29 ........ Perfect Pets
October 12 & 13.............. Wiggly Walruses
October 26 & 27.............. Leaping Lemurs
November 9 & 10.......... Fish Frenzy
November 30 & Dec 1.....
Prickly Porcupines
December 14 & 15..........  Silly Sea Otters


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