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; $11 per child without membership, with pre-registration (fees are collected at the time of pre-registration). $13 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.  

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.

2015 critter club dates
January 15 & 16........ Penguin Parade
January 29 & 30........ Trotting Tortoises
February 12 & 13.......
Lemur Love
February 26 & 27...... Fabulous Foxes
March 12 & 13........... Fish Frenzy
March 26 & 27........... Reptile Roundup
April 9 & 10.............. Agile Apes
April 23 & 24.............. Radical Raptors
May 7 & 8............... Marvelous Moms
May 21 & 22........... Wild Wolves
September 17 & 18... Wiggley Walruses
October 1 & 2 ........... Leaping Lynx
October 15 & 16........ Snazzy Servals
October 29 & 30........ Creepy Crawly Creatures
November 12 & 13.... Prickly Porcupines



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: $21 members / $26 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.

2015 Zoo 4 U dates
February 14.......
Love-ly Animals
March 14...........
Lucky Dogs
April 11..............
Springing for Spring
May 9..............
Magnificent Moms
October 31........
Hootin' Howl-Oween