Zoo News and Updates


School Age

S.A.fari Kids

Ages 5-7 years
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $12/members; $18/nonmembers

Come join the wildest club in town – S.A.fari Kids. Meeting once a month, S.A.fari Kids will explore animals around the Zoo while building new relationships and skills. Different topics are introduced each month, and we strongly encourage children to attend regularly to insure continuous learning. Drop off program; parents not required to stay.

Feb. 15   Migration Matters
Mar. 29   Butterflies and Beyond
Apr. 12    Earth Day, Every Day
May 17    Amazon Adventures


Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots

Ages 8-12 years
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $12/members; $18/nonmembers

Join the Zoo’s chapter of Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, and get involved in fun conservation activities each month. Programs will include natural history of the animals, issues relating to their conservation, techniques used to study them and ways kids can help with wildlife conservation. Drop off program; parents not required to stay.

Feb. 22    A Bear in the Woods
Mar. 22   Crocodilian Considerations
Apr. 26    Big Cats, Little Cats
May 24    100 Years of Zoo


 Home School Programs

Grades K-4
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/member adult and child; $25/nonmember adult and child; $10 extra participant (adult or child)   

Feb. 12 - Animal Behavior
Mar. 7
- Nocturnal Tour (6:30pm start time; Must be 6 years old to attend; no strollers) 
Mar. 19 - Marvelous Monkeys
Mar. 21 - Nocturnal Tour (6:30pm start time; Must be 6 years old to attend; no strollers)
Apr. 16 - Animal Inventors
May 14 - Animal Nutrition (Must be 6 years old to attend; no younger siblings or strollers; afternoon class starts at 12:30 for this class only)



Summer Book Club                                                
Join our newest club at the Zoo! Each month we will dive into a different book focusing on animals. Descriptions of each month’s selection can be found on our website page. Drop off program; parents are not required to stay.
Please read the book prior to attending the class, and bring your book on the day of the program.
Elementary Grades
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$12/Member child
$18/Nonmember child

Jun. 18  (Charlotte's Web  By: E.B. White)
Jul. 16   (Rascal  By: Sterling White)
Aug. 20  (Trumpet of the Swan  By: E.B. White)




Scouting the Zoo

Boy Scouts
Cost: $16/members; $21/nonmembers; $13/parent
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Calling all Scouts! Discover more about animals and the Zoo in a fun-filled program that compliments badge or pin requirements. Prescheduled workshops make it convenient to earn a Scout the Zoo patch, while making new friends from other Scout groups!

Feb. 8        Boy Scouts     Wildlife Conservation 
Mar. 1        Bears             Insects 
Apr. 5        Webelos         Naturalist 
May 10      Wolves           Sharing Your World with Wildlife

Girl Scouts
Cost: $16/members; $21/nonmembers; $13/parent
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 8        Junior             Wildlife  
Feb. 22      Brownie          Insect Friends
Apr. 5        Daisy               Plants and Animals
May 10      Junior             Butterflies 

More Scouting Opportunities!

Reserve a custom Scout program for your troop- you pick the topic and the date! Custom Scout programs
require a minimum of 15 participants.

Boy Scout Topic                    
Girl Scout Topics
All About Birds                                      Animal Habitats
Mammal Study                                      Love Water
Naturalist                                               Butterflies
Sharing Your World w/Wildlife           Hooray for Hippos!
Wildlife Conservation                          Wildlife
Insects                                                   Insects
                                                                Plants and Animals
How about an Overnight Adventure? Schedule an overnight program for your troop of at least 20 participants
or bring your smaller group to a Zootennial Overnight, and earn your Roars & Snores patch!

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice to book a private program.
Register online or call (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501 for details.