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Little PEEPS – Fall

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 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 one class in each of the 6 weeks and receive a 10% off discount
  • Pre-registration is required


Registration opens August 31 at noon.


Fall SESSION

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

Thursdays: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27

Bonus! A limited number of Tuesday classes* will also be offered this session: September 27, October 4, October 11

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

Fall Class Topics

This fall, we will focus on animal adaptations and how they help animals survive in the wild!

Animal Coverings: September 21, 22

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: September 27, 28, 29

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 4, 5, 6

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: October 11, 12, 13

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: October 19, 20

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: October 26, 27

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!

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