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Little Peeps – Summer

Each Little Peeps summer class is two 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.

We are postponing our summer camp registration until further notice. If you would like to be on our camp mailing list, please follow this link and add your contact information. Thank you for your continued support of our Education Programs.


2020 CAMP SCHEDULE  2020 Camp Descriptions   Registration Guide

  • 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


This summer is all about colors and patterns in the world around us!

June 2, 3, 4, or 5: Colors of the Zoo
There are so many colors in the world around us: red pandas, orange sunsets, yellow dart frogs, green leaves, blue tang fish, and purple flowers. This week Peeps will explore the rainbow of nature here at the zoo!

June 16, 17, 18, or 19: Warning Coloration
Bright colors in nature often mean, “watch out!” This week we will take a closer look at brightly colored animals and why their colors help them survive!

June 30, July 1, 2, or 3: Spots and Stripes
Why does the jaguar have a spotted coat? Do all zebras have the same pattern of stripes? Little Peeps will explore the zoo and observe the beautiful range of patterns in the animal kingdom and how they serve as adaptations for survival.

July 14, 15, 16, or 17: Camouflage
Who likes hide and seek? Animals do! Bring your strong observational skills this week to spot some camouflaged animals in the zoo and learn why they like to hide and seek with you!

July 28, 29, 30, or 31: Animals in Disguises
Humans are not the only creatures that like to play dress up. Animals use disguises to trick predators into thinking they are scarier than they really are. Little Peeps will explore the world of animal disguises and even see some examples here at the zoo.


Little Peeps – Winter & Fall

This spring, each week in Little Peeps will be a new Creature Feature! Every time we meet, we will learn about a different kind of animal in-depth. We will look at or meet that animal here at the zoo and see what makes it unique and interesting up close.

  • Classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • $30 per class for Sacramento Zoo members, $35 for non-members
  • Register for all six 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: Creature Feature


Feb. 12, 13, 14: Owls

Feb. 19, 20, 21: Turtles and Tortoises

Feb. 26, 27, 28: Lions

Mar. 4, 5, 6: Fish

Mar. 11, 12, 13: Frogs

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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