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 activities 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
  • $30 per class for Sacramento Zoo Members, $35 for non-members
  • Register for all 6 classes and receive a 10% off discount
  • Little Peeps class themes are the same both days, simply register for one day per week: Thursday or Friday.

Start your registration here! 

 This fall we are learning all about animal adaptations! Adaptations are things animals have on their bodies, or things they do, which help them survive in the wild. Cats have nice paw pads to keep their feet safe, turtles have shells to hide in, and some animals have figured out interesting ways to catch their prey! Join us to learn about these adaptations and more.

Animal Coverings: October 13th & 14th
Have you ever wondered why different animals have different types of skin and coverings? From feathers to fur, we will explore these animal coverings and learn how they help the animals who wear them.

Protection: October 20th & 21st
How would you protect yourself out in the wild? Would you wear a heavy shell or some spikes? Come learn how animals around the world protect themselves!

Camouflage and Colors: October 27th & 28th
Some animals are brightly colored and others like to blend in. This week we will learn how coloring helps animals survive in the wild and explore the colors here in the Zoo!

Yucky Stuff: November 3rd & 4th
Animals are not always as clean as we think but some go above and beyond to be extra yucky! From animals who cover themselves in rotten food to scare away predators, to animals who use poop to attract their food, come learn about these stinky and yucky creatures here at the Zoo!

Feet: November 10th & 11th
Have you ever noticed a duck’s webbed feet or seen the hooves on a giraffe? Explore with us why all these animal feet are so different and find out how those adaptations assist animals in the wild.

Beaks and Talons: November 17th & 18th
Birds of prey are specialized birds that carry their forks and knives with them all the time! There is no need for silverware when you have sharp talons and beaks! Join us to learn all about these powerful tools and see some up close!


Little Peeps - Summer
Each Little Peeps summer class is 2 hours long, 9:30 to 11:30 am, and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Little Peeps will gather around for story time and make a take-home craft. During the class, we will visit one of our animal ambassadors. 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 in 2017

Registration opens spring 2017!


  • Our Little Peeps 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 Peeps summer class, Zoo Camp and Zoo Quest will be seperate this year.
  • Each one day class is two hours long, 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Cost: $35 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.

Little Peeps with Zookeeper
With their binocular craft

Little Peeps with hedgehog
On the giraffe deck

Little Peeps class with their turtle craft they made
Having fun with animal ears

Little Peeps class with a visiting Animal Ambassador tortoise
Meeting the Desert Tortoise

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