Little Peeps Pre-K Classes

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Little PEEPS 

Each Little Peeps 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; register for one class per week.

  • Classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • $45 per class for Sacramento Zoo members, $50 for non-members
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Receive a 10% discount if you book classes in all 6 weeks!

Little PEEPS – Fall

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Tuesdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25

Thursdays: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Fall Class Topics!

This fall we will be learning all about Habitats! Come learn about one, two, or join us all six weeks and become a habitat hotshot! We will learn about what these habitats look like, who lives there, and what makes those animals unique

Savannahs: September 19, 20, 21

The savannah is a unique habitat with tall grasses and tall giraffes! But who else lives on the savannah? Come to the first Little Peeps class of the fall to find out!

Swamps: September 26, 27, 28

Swamps are filled with many unique creatures! Come to this class to learn about the exceptional animals that live in swamps.

Deserts: October 3, 4, 5

Who can survive in a dry, hot desert? Do the animals that live there need water? Where do they go to cool down? We will answer all these questions and more!

Temperate Forests: October 10, 11, 12

These forests are all over the world! In this class we will learn about creatures who live up high in the trees as well as ones who navigate the forest floor.

Rainforests: October 17, 18, 19

In this class we will be learning about rainforests around the world. They are full of colorful birds and interesting reptiles that live within the layers of this habitat! Come learn about these awesome creatures with us!

Ponds & Streams: October 24, 25, 26

We have ponds and streams all around us here in California but what animals live in them? In this class we will meet some local friends from river and pond habitats.

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 – Winter

Winter Little Peeps has finished for 2022. Check back later for information on the next Little Peeps session!


Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25    

Thursdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26

*Note, Wednesday and Thursday classes of the same week have the same theme. Only register for one class per week.

Winter Class Topics

This winter we will focus on dragons! Dragon peeps will learn about the lore of four different dragons, where they came from, and which real animals live in the same habitat.

The Sea Serpent: January 4, 5

What does it take to survive under water? This week we will learn about the different animals that live under the water in Scandinavia, and what they have on their body to survive in cold habitats!

The Ninki Nanka: January 11, 12

The Ninki Nanka has hard scales to protect its body in the swamps of Africa. Who else might live there? Come explore the African marshlands and the diverse wildlife that shares this habitat with a fearsome dragon!

The Wyvern: January 18, 19

The woodlands throughout Europe are filled with hedgehogs, foxes, deer, and wyverns, of course! This week we will learn about this poison-breathing dragon and which real-life animals it shares its habitat with.

The Amphiptere: January 25, 26

How do animals survive in the desert? The amphiptere needs special adaptations to survive, and so do many others that call Saudi Arabia home. Come and learn about the desert habitat and the people and animals that call it home.


Little PEEPS – Spring

Spring Little Peeps has finished for 2023. Check back later for information on the next Little Peeps session!

Wednesdays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 , April 5 

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

*Note, Wednesday and Thursday classes of the same week have the same theme. Only register for one class per week.

Spring Class Topics

Spring classes this year are called Creature Features! Every class will highlight one specific animal group, and all the lessons, crafts and books will be focused on learning more about what makes this animal special and unique. As always, students and parents will watch animal enrichments or meet animals up close, have fun, and learn together!

Owls: March 1, 2

Turtles and Tortoises: March 8, 9

Lions: March 15, 16

Frogs: March 22, 23

Giraffes: March 29, 30

Otters: April 5, 6

little peeps students meet a turtle