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Little Peeps – Winter & Fall

The Little Peeps classes are 2 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 both days, simply register for one day per week: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

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This fall we will be travelling around the world during our 6 week journey in Little Peeps! Each week we will focus on a different area of the world and the animals that live there. We will also learn about what makes those places unique and how the animals are adapted to live there.

October 10, 11 & 12: Sumatra
This week we will learn all about the fascinating island of Sumatra! Home to tigers, orangutans and more; this endangered habitat has many unique creatures as inhabitants.

October 17, 18 & 19: North America
Local animals will be the stars of this week’s class! We will learn all about the interesting animals that live around us here in California and all of North America, many of whom we may never even notice!

October 24, 25 & 26: Himalayas
Some of our most popular animals, such as the snow leopards and red pandas, hail from the Himalayas! Come to Little Peeps this week to learn all about this chilly mountain habitat and how those animals survive there.

November 1 & 2: Australia
The Little Peeps will be leaping like wallabies and laughing like kookaburras this week! We will learn what makes Australia special and about the special animals who call this wonderful continent home!

November 7, 8 & 9: Madagascar
Madagascar is a small and very unique endangered habitat. It is home to all types of lemurs, who don’t live anywhere else in the world! This will be an exciting week in Little Peeps!

November 14, 15 & 16: Africa
Journey all the way to Africa for our final week of Little Peeps this fall. We will learn about the fascinating animals that live in this diverse region of the world!

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

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.

Registration for Summer Little Peeps opens Spring 2019.

  • 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


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