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Toddler and PreK Programs 








Want to get some fresh air in those lungs and take a stroll around the Zoo with the little ones in tow. This program with explore the sensory aspects of grounds, and is perfect for ages 6 months to 36 months. Participants will touch, smell, see and hear all sorts of things related to our animals during these programs.  Starts at 10:30 AM in our Karl Burns Memorial Pavilion inside Zoo Grounds. 

2017 Dates:

April 4th

May 16th

June 13th

July 18th

August 15th

September 12th

Members: $4.00/child
Non-Members: $4.50/child plus regular adult and child admission (Regular Admission is Adults:$9, Children over 3 :$6, Children age 2-3 : $3, Children under 2: Free)


Wild preschoolers this program is for you! Every month we will explore a different themes through crafts, activities and games. Of course you will also get to visit some of our education animals as well.  We will offer each theme twice a month to ensure all who want to participate have the opportunity.

Come join us in the classroom 10:30-11:15.

March 10th & 24th

April 14th & 28th

May 12th & 26th

June 9th

July 14th

August 11th

September 8th & 22nd

October 13th & 27th

November 10th & 24th

December 8th & 22nd

 Program Cost: $4.00/child for members and $4.50 for non-members.  Please call 315.782.6180 to pre-register. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 315.755.0896 with questions.  


School-aged Programs


Become a Zookeeper (Ages 11 and up)

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