Pre-K Classes

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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.

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  • 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 separate 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


Little Peeps – Winter & Fall

The Little Peeps classes are two 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 each day, simply register for one day per week: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Winter Little Peeps Registration Closed


This winter in Little Peeps we will learn all about how animals are grouped by the scientists who study them! What makes a cat a cat? What is an ungulate? What makes a bird so special? Join us for one week, or for all six to become an animal expert!

Feb. 6, 7, 8: Reptiles & Amphibians
Have you ever wondered what makes a lizard different from a newt? We will be learning all about reptiles and amphibians: what makes them different and what attributes they share. Join us to get up close and personal with some of our slick and scaly animals here at the zoo..

Feb. 13, 14, 15: Cats
Lions, jaguars, and leopards, oh my! Join us this week to take a look at some of our fiercest animal friends, the cats! Big and small, we will be learning what make these creatures so unique and beautiful.

Feb. 20, 21, 22: Primates
This week will be spent studying our primate pals up in the trees! We will learn the difference between monkeys and apes, what makes lemurs special, and learn how we are similar to them as well!

Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1: Bugs and Insects
Did you know that invertebrates make up more than 95% of all animal life on earth? This week we will study this fascinating group looking at some of Earth’s smallest creatures: bugs and insects! We will learn how most of them wear their skeletons on the outside, and how these tiny animals survive in such a big world!

Mar. 6, 7, 8: Birds
How does a bird fly? Join us to learn all about our feathered friends, the birds! From birds who can fly up to 50 miles per hour to birds who cannot even lift off, we will learn about them all

Mar. 13, 14, 15: Ungulates
Ungulate, what a funny word. Ungulates are animals with hooves! From hogs to giraffes, these animals come in all sizes! Come get up close and personal with these majestic and sometimes silly animals!

NOTICE: Little Peeps classes are for a preschooler and up to two big buddy adults. The program is built for Peeps and Big Buddies to participate together. Siblings and other children are not allowed unless they are restricted to a stroller or a carrier on the big buddy at all times. We are in a small classroom, and want our Little Peeps participants to be able to fully enjoy the class!

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

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