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Summer Kinder Camp programs available for children ages 3-5 years old.




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Early Childhood Classes


Zoo Sprouts 

Early Childhood Parent and Child

Whether you are new to the zoo or visit weekly, a Zoo Sprouts class is a chance for you and your child together to spend time with other animal lovers, including a special zoo guide who will help you get to know our amazing animals even better. Each hour and a half adventure will start in the classroom with activities exploring the amazing world of animals through movement, creative play, stories, art and songs. Next, your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery to learn more about zoo animals relating to the class theme.

Adults and children 3-5 years
$25 per adult/child pair, $10 each additional family member 3-5 years
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (*2-3:30 p.m.)
Location: Education Center Classroom 1

Registration note: Please only complete the online registration for paying participants. Although they are welcome to attend, please do not register additonal adults.

Summer Schedule - ALL CLASSES FULL

Click here to register for Zoo Sprouts

3227: Wednesday, June 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Outrageous Otters - FULL
Otter families both large and small love to splash and play games, just like you. Learn about the Asian small-clawed otters and our native North American otters. Together we'll figure out which is bigger, which has the largest family, and which is the fastest swimmer.

3317: Friday, July 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Real Cool Cats - FULL
Join us as we explore the world of cats in the wild! Did you know that an adult lions roar can be hear from 5 miles away? Cats are truly amazing animals, so come learn what makes them the coolest critters at the zoo. We will explore the zoo to get a close up look at some of our feline families and their unique habitats.

3327: Tuesday, July 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Trek the Northwest - FULL
Pack your bags and hit the trail as we take a journey into the great Northwest. We’ll make camp, howl like the wolves and discover what amazing animals call the Northwest forest their home.  We will be exploring habitats from our backyards to the Alaskan tundra.

3337: Monday, July 24, 10-11:30 a.m.  Earn your Tiger Stripes - FULL
Seeing stripes? We are too! Come meet a few of our big cats at the zoo. Did you know that like our fingerprints, no two tigers have the same stripe pattern? Join us to learn more about our tiger brothers.

3347: Wednesday, July 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Amazing Apes - FULL
Unlike monkeys, apes don’t have a tail… so what else do gorillas and orangutans have in common with you? Join us as we explore the world of great apes at the zoo.

*3357: Saturday, August 5, 2-3:30 p.m.  Backyard Butterflies - FULL
Is it a butterfly?  Or a moth?  How can you tell?  They both flutter… and fly… and if you look closely enough, you can sometimes see them resting their wings on a flower nearby! Butterflies and moths come in all different sizes, shapes and colors, and each of them have a big job as they fly from flower to flower.

*3367: Saturday, August 12, 2-3:30 p.m. Sounds of the Savanna - FULL
The savanna is alive and roaring with the sounds of life! Join us for a fun and musical exploration of the African Savanna. We will explore the sounds of homemade instruments, stories, lions, giraffes and more.  Bring your dancing shoes and join us at the zoo!

3377: Wednesday, August 30, 10-11:30 a.m.  Being Bears - FULL
Brown bear, brown bear what do you see? I see a sloth bear looking at me. Come see the zoo’s two types of bears with your own eyes. One type of bear likes to eat insects and sucks them up into their mouth like a straw. One type of bear has a muscular hump between its shoulders to help dig their winter dens.  Find out who is who in this class about bears. 

*Please note that selected programs take place from 2-3:30 p.m. on their scheduled dates.

Having trouble registering online? To register by mail, fax or walk in registration, click here.

Young Explorers

Young Explorers child and parent

Learn to engage your child’s wonder and curiosity about nature. During our one hour adventure become a parent naturalist. Exploring a natural, outdoor area at the zoo, you will learn to guide your child in nature play, explore natural play stations, hear a puppet story, and even meet a live zoo animal. Grown-ups must come ready to play! Class is rain or shine; please dress appropriately. We will not be touring zoo grounds during this class, but encourage you to do so after the program.


Fee: $20 per adult/child pair, $7 each additional family member 2-5 years
Ages: Adults and children 2-5 years
Time: 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Registration note: Please only complete the online registration for paying participants.  Although they are welcome to attend, please do not register additonal adults.

Summer Session - ALL CLASSES FULL

2317: Jul 25, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Digging in the Dirt - FULL
Did you know that 1 Tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth? Come play in the dirt and join us for some messy fun.We will dig for worms, make dirt pies for trees and create your own mud art! No need to worry about staying clean here!

2327: Aug 1, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Backyard Butterflies and Bugs - FULL
Flutter like a butterfly, pupate like a pupa and crawl like a caterpillar.  Meet an insect and explore the world of butterflies.  Where do they live?  What do they eat?  How do they fly?  Did you know they taste with their feet?

2337: Aug 8, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Hide and Seek - FULL
Peek-A-Boo! Where are you? Learn the tips and tricks from our best animal hiders and even meet one up close!  Search for hidden creatures and perfect your own camouflage skills as we play hide and seek at the zoo!

2347: Aug 15, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Colors of the Wild - FULL
Nature is full of color.  What colors are the easiest to find and what are the hardest? Discover why some plants and animals are brightly colored while other blend in and camouflage.  We will discover and celebrate all colors in nature while we explore Zoomazium’s backyard. 

2357: Aug 22, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Twirling Tails - FULL
Blue tails, big tails, fuzzy tails, pig tails - there are so many tails to see at the zoo! Listen to a fun puppet story about tails, meet an animal with a really cool tail,  craft a tail of your own and tour the zoo to searth for more terrific tails.

2367: Aug 29, 9:45-11:00 a.m. Backyard Birds - FULL
Join us to investigate the world of birds! Learn about eggs, feathers, beaks and songs while explring bird related activities in Zoomazium's backyard. Get up close and personal with a feathery visitor and learn what it means to be a bird.  

Having trouble registering online? To register by mail, fax or walk in registration, click here.


All registration confirmations are sent via email and will come to you from an address ending in Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachments. Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.

Need to make changes to or cancel an existing registration? Call 206.548.2424 x4. At this time changes and cancellations cannot be done through our online registration system.

Please note that a minimum of two (2) weeks notice of cancellation is required for a change in program date or a refund or credit of program fees. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or credits for any changes or cancellations received less than two (2) weeks prior to the program start date.

Having issues registering online?  Click here to download the registration form.



If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional assistance please contact the registration office by phone at 206.548.2424 or by email.