(Classes for this age category involves live animals)
Ages 5 – 8 Pre-registration is required
Gardening Classes specific to 5 – 8 year olds
Presented by Master Gardner, Joan Zettel
Planting Flowers! TUESDAY MAY 4 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM.
Come plant flowers for the zoo
Some for here, and some for you!
We will learn about planting flowers from tiny seeds, from transplants, and from BIG tuberous roots!
Help make our zoo beautiful!
Vegetable Gardening! THURSDAY JUNE 3 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Plant a vegetable garden with favorite food for monkeys, Tal, and bears. Learn how fresh food is better for animals and people.
Take home a dish garden!!!
Garden Tasting Tour! TUESDAY JULY 27 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Lets Visit the Zoo Vegetable Garden! See what vegetables are favorites of our animals. Get ready to taste some deliciousness and take home a potted plant!
Zoo Classes specific to 5-8 year olds pre-registrationis required
Bears! WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Come meet the grizzly bears Coco and Copper. This class begins one hour prior to zoo opening as you will get to make treats and other enrichment! You will watch as these two amazing animals enjoy your handiwork. Fun awaits you!
Pond Life THURSDAY JUNE 10 10:00 AM – Noon
$15/members $20/non-members (fee includes pond net)
Yes! We are going back to the pond in this favorite zoo adventure. See what makes a pond come to life. Explore gently with nets identify your living things under a microscope.
Oinks and Oreos MONDAY JUNE 21 1 -2 PM
Meet our Guinea Pig, Oreo. Learn about her care and make a hedgehog painting. Nabisco Oreo cookies are a featured snack. Nabisco Oreo cookies are made with sustainable palm oil making them rain forest friendly.
Feathers, Scales, Fins, and Furs! WEDNESDAY JUNE 23 1:00 –2:30 PM
Learn about animals from the Bird, Reptiles, Fish, and Mammal families. Make a cool craft! Snack included.
Primate Pizza Party TUESDAY, JUNE 29 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$15/members/$20 non-members (fee includes a pizza lunch).
Monkeys and gibbons don’t eat pizza! Or DO they? You will make a healthy veggie pizza that is perfect for primates! You’ll get to watch them gobbling up your chef masterpieces while enjoying a pizza picnic of your own.
Hedgehogs!!!! THURSDAY JUNE 24 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Our African pygmy hedgehogs, Chad and Tiffany, are waiting to meet you! This species is very fascinating. Learn about their care and paint a prickly picture!
Tracking JUNE 30th 1:30-3:30 p.m.
(Note: this workshop will be held together with 9 and up age group)
Fee: $18 member/$20 non-member
Learn to identify different animal tracks and how tracking is used for different leisure sports. Make a plaster cast to take home.
Wild Tile Art! Thursday, JULY 1 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Taught by Tammy Seebach
Draw an animal picture on ceramic tile!
Wild About Africa! TUESDAY JULY 6 10:00AM - 12:00PM
This tour takes you to the zoo savannah to see white rhinos, zebras, and cheetahs! You won’t want to miss this opportunity for an up close and personal view! Enjoy some Cheetos and Juice. Note Frito Lay Cheetos snacks are made with sustainable palm oil making them rain forest friendly.
“Clues to Discovery” THURSDAY, JULY 8 10 AM – 11:30 AM
$15/member $20/non-member (fee includes book)
This workshop is fashioned after the book “Clues to Discovery” by JR Hunkins (MN author) exploring the science field of classification. Young biologists and zoologists will get a head start into the amazing world of plants and animals with this guide. Students will have fun putting their new classification skills to work in the zoo!
Hey You! Kangaroo! MONDAY JULY 12 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Let’s go to the outback and hop among the red kangaroo mob. Learn about these fascinating marsupials! You will even get to spy a close up of a gator!