3-5 year olds, with a caregiver
Little Peeps - Spring & Fall
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class will focus on a different theme and will include a mini lesson, fun craft and other activties such as stories and songs to expand the learning. Little Peeps will also enjoy a special visit with one of our animal ambassadors. At the end of the class, caregivers will receive additional activity ideas to continue the learning fun at home. You may register for each class individually, or all 6 classes for a 10% discount.
- Classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 am
- $25 per class for Sacramento Zoo Members, $30 for non-members
- Register for all 6 classes and receive a 10% off discount
Thursdays: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Fridays: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Spring Class Topics
This spring we will be going on a storybook safari where each week we will read a different children’s story. Our accompanying lessons, crafts and activities will center around the characters in the story. Join us for one class, all six, or anything in between!
February 12 & 13
It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall: This is a great book about colors and features one of our newer animals: the Aardvark! This week we will learn all about the colors in the natural world. We will also take a special look at some of the insectivores, like the Aardvark, here at the Zoo.
February 19 & 20
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle: This book is a favorite for children and adults alike. The main character is a young cricket that has not yet learned to chirp. In this class we will learn about how animals and bugs communicate and what sounds they make!
February 26 & 27
Elephant and Piggie: Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems: This is a great story about playing with friends of all types. In the story Elephant and Piggie want to play catch but their friend the snake has no arms! We will learn about unique animal qualities and take a special look at reptiles.
March 5 & 6
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell: This is great story about three young owls wondering where their mom has gone. (Spoiler alert: Mama Owl is just out gathering food!) This week we will learn all about birds and visit some owls here in the Zoo.
March 12 & 13
999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura: Can you imagine 999 tadpoles in one small pond? In this story the tadpoles are growing into frogs and need to find a home with more space! We will learn all about amphibians and study the frog life cycle.
March 19 & 20
How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon: This is a silly story about a little boy being followed by a group of lemurs. We will spend time this week learning all about primates here at the Zoo: monkeys, apes, and of course lemurs!
Little Ducklings - Summer
Each Little Ducklings class is 2 hours long, 9:30 to 11:30 am, and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a parent. Little Ducklings will gather around for story time and make a take-home craft. During the class, we will visit one of our animal ambassadors. Our Little Ducklings class themes are the same for the whole week and you register for one class per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Summer Class Registration Guide Camp Schedule & Descriptions -- coming soon!
Check back in February 2015
for schedule & registration details
- Our Little Ducklings class themes are the same for the whole week.
- You may register for one class per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
- Registrations for Little Ducklings, Zoo Camp and Zoo Quest will be seperate this year.
- Each one day class is two hours long, 9:30 – 11:30 am
- Cost: $30 per class
- A camp t-shirt is not included, but will be available for purchase at the zoo before each class.
Cancellation and Session Changes
We understand that plans may change. If your camper is no longer able to attend the class(es) you signed up for please review our cancellation and session change policies page, print out the appropriate form and send it to our Reservation Specialist.
Seeing mealworms with a zoo keeper
Meeting the Hedgehog
Showing off their craft
Meeting the Desert Tortoise