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Ages 2-4 

(This age group must be accompanied by an adult)

Ages 2-4

This age group must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is required.


Big Ape, Little Ape TUESDAY, JUNE 1    1:00-2:30 PM 

$10 member/$15 non- member

This workshop promises to bring smiles and giggles to your pre-school child.  They will meet a member of the great apes  (Orangutan) and the smallest of apes, (Gibbons).   Art activity and a treat included. 


Hoorah for Hedgehogs!  MONDAY, JUNE 7   4:00 PM – 5 PM 

$10 member/$15 non- member

Meet Chad and Tiffany, our resident African Pygmy Hedgehogs!  Paint a hedgehog picture and enjoy a spiky treat!


Teeny Trainers – Note :  ages 3 to 4 years– Taught by Addy Paul- Lead Trainer

THURSDAY, JUNE 17  3:30 – 4:30 PM

Fee: $14 member/$18 non-member (Includes snack, clicker and training bucket/forceps)

Have you ever wondered how a zoo keeper examines a grizzly bear's paw, or how we can shift a monkey just by asking him to move, or why it seems so easy to brush an orangutan's teeth? It is called Animal Training! Chahinkapa Zoo staff are professionals in veterinary and enrichment training and now YOU can learn how! Be a trainer in a workshop designed just for your age group. Learn general training signals and words. Bring your favorite stuffed toy animal. Get a training clicker to take home. Instructor Addy Paul - Lead Keeper/Trainer. 


Spiders and Snakes  TUESDAY  JUNE 22  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fee: $10 member/$12 non-member

This very fun workshop has you exploring Chahinkapa Zoo’s creepy crawlers.  Meet Tess our boa constrictor, Casper the rate snake, and George the tarantula!  Make a fun craft.


Oinks and Oreos  TUESDAY  JULY 13   2 PM – 3 PM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Meet our Guinea Pig, Oreo.  Learn about her care and make a guinea pig craft.

Nabisco Oreos are a featured snack.  Nabisco Oreo cookies are made with sustainable palm oil making them rain forest friendly.


Zazzy Zizzy Zebras  THURSDAY  July 15  11:00 AM- 12 PM

Fee: $10 member/$12 non-member

Meet our zebra herd and see if you can tell them apart.   Make a zebra craft and make a striped treat! 


Cats Pajamas   WEDNESDAY  JULY 21   6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Fee: $10 member/$12 non-member

You are in for a purr-fect evening with this popular workshop brought back as a favorite from years ago.  First you will have a bedtime story, craft, and snack.  THEN you will follow the zoo keepers to the cat dens and watch as cheetahs, snow leopards, and cougars get put to bed.  Wear your pajamas! 


Old MacDonald

THURSDAY  July 29th 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 member/$12 non-member

Neigh, Baaaaa, Hee-haw!  This venture takes us into Grandpa’s Petting Zoo.  Hands on animal fun and craft.  


Teeny Veterinarians

TUESDAY  AUGUST 3  10:00 AM  – 11:30 AM

$15 members/$20 non-members (includes supplies)

Learn how animal doctors take good care of the zoo animals.  You will get a plush animal and veterinarian kit to help get you on your way in the animal health world!


Otters!  THURSDAY, August 5  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Fee: $10 member/$12 non-member

Chahinkapa Zoo has three new otters and they are as playful as ever.  Enjoy a keeper talk and make an otterly delicious snack and craft.