Young Explorers

(ages 2-5 years)


Special Note

In an effort to focus and enhance future programs, the zoo's Early Childhood classes (including Walkin' and Rollin', Tiny Tyke Time, Zoo Sprouts and Young Explorers) will only be offered through February 2018. 

Thank you for joining us for past Early Childhood classes and we hope you will experience the zoo in other ways soon. We invite you to check back for new programming later in the year.

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.



Need to make changes to or cancel an existing registration? Please call 206.548.2424  ext 4 or email us at At this time changes and cancellations cannot be done through our online registration system.

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

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


If you have additional questions or experience technical issues with online registration, please contact the registration office by phone at 206.548.2424 or by email. The registration office is typically staffed from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.


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