Little Peeps Pre-K Classes

HomeEducationLittle Peeps Pre-K Classes

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
  • $40 per class for Sacramento Zoo members, $45 for non-members
  • Pre-registration is required

Little PEEPS – Spring


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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 – Winter

Dragon Little Peeps


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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.

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