Programs for Young Children

The Zoo offers fun and educational activities for children of every age. Critter Club is designed for children ages 3-4, while Zoo 4 U programs are designed for children ages 5-7. Learn about these programs and registration below.


Critter Club (Ages 3-4)

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. 


Fees:
$8 per child with Zoo membership; $10 per child without membership, with pre-registration (fees are collected at the time of pre-registration). $12 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.

Call (253) 591-5333 for pre-registration and additional information.  
All participants must submit a Participant Form before camp begins.
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.

2014 critter club dates
January 16 & 17........ Super Stingrays
January 30 & 31........ Puffin Party
February 13 & 14.......
Slithering Snakes
February 27 & 28...... Happy Hedgehogs
March 13 & 14........... Super Sharks
March 27 & 28........... Leaping Leopards
April 10 & 11.............. Otterly Amazing
April 24 & 25.............. Earth Day Party
May 8 & 9................... Magnificent Moms
May 22 & 23............... Farmyard Fun
September 18 & 19... Terrific Tigers
October 2 & 3 ........... Bird Bonanza
October 16 & 17........ Extreme Elephants
October 30 & 31........ Hootin' Howl-O-Ween
November 13 & 14.... Marvelous Muskoxen



Zoo 4 U (AGES 5-7)

Zoo 4 U programs will introduce your child to the fun animals at the Zoo through activities, crafts and animal surprises. Perfect for Critter Club Graduates!

Fees: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Education Center. All programs begin promptly at 10:00 am and end at 12:00 PM. Please arrive 10 minutes early to accommodate the check-in process.

Registration: Pre-registration is required for this program. Parents are welcome to attend with their children, but it is not required.

Call (253) 591-5333 for registration and additional information.
All participants must submit a Participant Form before camp begins.
Read our program policies.

2014 Zoo 4 U dates
February 14.......
Stingrays & Sharks
March 15...........
Cool Cats
April 12..............
Spring Surprise
May 10..............
Marvelous Moms
October 18........
Creepy Crawly Creatures