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Dino PEEPS – spring

Each Little Peeps spring 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.

  • Classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • $40 per class for Sacramento Zoo members, $45 for non-members
  • Register for all 6 classes and receive a 10% off discount
  • Pre-registration is required

Little Peeps has filled for the Spring Season


Wednesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

Thursdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7

Spring Class Topics

This spring we will be hosting special Little Peeps classes for the little dinosaur experts in Sacramento! Each class will focus both on dinosaurs and animals here at the zoo with similar adaptations. We will start in March with an overview of dinosaurs to get excited for the ones here at the zoo! Then we will take a closer look at dino defenses and dinosaur family groups, and how they used their adaptations, together and alone, to survive on earth.


Discover Dinosaurs: March 2 & 3

Dinosaurs have arrived at the Sacramento Zoo! Join us for a special Little Peeps class learning about what a dinosaur is, meeting our dinosaurs here on grounds, and going around to see them up close.


Dino Defenses: Size: March 9 & 10

One of the most exciting things about dinosaurs is their size! Join us as we take in just how big dinosaurs were and how that size helped them to survive. We will also learn about how size, big or small, helps animals alive today survive in their habitats!


Dino Defenses: Horns: March 16 & 17

This week will focus on the triceratops with its mighty horns! We will learn how horns and antlers have helped animals defend themselves throughout history and look at some animals with horns that are alive today!


Dino Defenses: Armor and Club tails: March 23 & 24

Some dinosaurs wore their defenses with special armor built right into their bodies, like the stegosaurus! We will learn how this helped them and look closely at the stegosaurus and gastonia here at the zoo with their armor and big tails! We may even meet an animal here at the zoo with its own club tail!


Dino Defenses: Teeth and Claws: March 30 & 31

The most recognizable defense of all predators are their teeth and claws. This week in Little Peeps we will learn about dinosaurs with impressive teeth like the T-Rex as well as see some teeth and claws in action here at the zoo!


Dino Families: April 6 & 7

Dinosaurs, just like animals today, had a variety of different social groups. Do they live in families? Are they solitary? This week we will explore the group dynamics of a few of the dinosaurs at the zoo and meet some zoo animals that like to live the same way!

Little Peeps has filled for the Spring Season

We love Little Peeps! The staff are wonderful and my son learns and retains so much from every class. Meeting the animals is a very special experience for both my son and I. It was wonderful to see my son be able to learn and have fun in a safe environment - he loves participating!
Parent of a Little Peep

little peeps students meet a turtle