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.

Little Peeps Registration

   2018 Camp Schedule     2018 Class Descriptions

  • 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


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 & 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: Thursday or Friday.

Winter Peeps are SOLD OUT!

This winter we will be going on a storybook safari where each week we will read a different children’s story. Our accompanying lessons, crafts and activities will center around the characters in the story. Join us for one class, all six, or anything in between!

February 8 & 9: It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall
This is a great book about colors and features one of our most unique animals, the aardvark! This week we will learn all about colors in the natural world and take a special look at the aardvark here at the zoo.

February 15 & 16: 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura
Can you imagine 999 tadpoles in one small pond? In this story the tadpoles are growing into frogs and need to find a home with more space! We will learn all about amphibians and study the life cycle of a frog.

February 22 & 23: The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
This book is a favorite for children and adults alike. The main character is a young cricket that has not yet learned to chirp. In this class we will learn about the sounds animals, and insects, make to communicate!

March 1 & 2: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
This is great story about three young owls wondering where their mom has gone. (Spoiler alert: Mama Owl is just out gathering food!) This week we will learn all about birds and visit some owls here in the zoo.

March 8 & 9: Elephant and Piggie: Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems
In this story Elephant is worried that he will not be a good dancer when his friend Piggie is teaching him, join us to see how he does! We will be learning all about the different ways animals move!

March 15 & 16: How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon
This is a silly story about a little boy being followed by a group of lemurs. We will spend time this week learning all about primates here at the zoo: monkeys, apes, and of course lemurs!

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!

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