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Zoo Tots

Grab your tot and head to the Zoo for this 60 minute class. Let us help introduce your little one to the animal world. With up-close animal encounters, crafts and a story the Zoo will make the animal world come alive!

Designed for children ages 2-4
First Thursday or Saturday from 9:30-10:30 (classes are the same on either day but topics are different each month)

September-October:  Zoo Members $9
                                          Non-Zoo Members $12 (admission into the Zoo is included)
November-April:  Zoo Members $5
                           Non-Zoo Members $8 (the Zoo is closed, no admission after class)

Date Topic
Thursday, September 4 or Saturday, September 6 Big and Small-From giraffes to lorikeets, let's look at the big and small of it all here at the Niabi Zoo
Thursday, October 2 or Saturday, October 4 Tails- Discover what animals have tails and what they use them for.
Thursday, November 6 or Saturday, November 8   Run, Walk, Slither and Slide- Animals move in all different ways, we'll see how many ways we can move too!
Thursday, December 4 or Saturday, December 13 What Big Eyes You Have-Animal eyes come in all different shapes and sizes, let's try to see what they see.
Thursday, January 8 or Saturday, January 10 Smile- Some animals have sharp teeth, some round teeth and some no teeth at all. Explore teeth with us.
Thursday, February 5 or Saturday, February 7 It's Cold Outside- We'll look at animals that like the cold, even without gloves and hats!
Thursday, March 5 or Saturday, March 7 The Nose Knows- Some are long and some are short and some animals use their tongues to smell!
Thursday, April 2 or Saturday, April 4 Spring is in the Air- We'll listen for the birds and hunt for flowers as we look for signs of spring all around us.

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Find out what the zoo can do to enhance your curriculum as well as have a great day at the Zoo. We'll have talks, tours and more offered from 11:00-2:00.
Cost is $6/person ($4/person for Zoo Members)
Registration required, please call 309-799-3482 ext 222.


Monthly Home School Programs

This 2 hour class will help bring science to life for your homeschool children! From meeting animals up-close to science experiments to tours of the Zoo, we'll do it all!
Each month is a different topic and is designed for ages 5-12 (children must be at least 5 years old to attend the class).
Parents may attend but will be charged.
Classes run from 9:30-11:30.
Registration is required and class size is limited to 25 participants.

September-October & April:  Zoo Members $11
                                          Non-Zoo Members $14 (includes Zoo Admission)
November-March: Zoo Members $7
                          Non-Zoo Members $10 (Zoo is closed, no admission after class)


Date Topic
September 10 What Do You Zoo? A closer look at how zoos work, what kind of jobs there are and how we take care of our animals here at Niabi Zoo.
October 8 Creepy Crawlies- from snakes to cockroaches, let's take a closer look at those amazing animals that might make you go ewww.
November 12 Grossology- How does a vulture keep himself cool? Why does a lion like to roll around in zebra poop? We'll answer all this and more!
December 10 Tis the season- The weather is getting colder and it's time to break out the hats and gloves, but what do the animals do? Discover their amazing adaptations that help them stay warm.
January 14 Under the Sea- Crabs and octupus and sharks oh my! Explore the ocean with us without ever getting wet.
February 11 Animal Extremes- Animals come in all different shapes and sizes, explore the extremes with us.
March 11 Migration Mayhem- From butterflies to birds, migration is starting. Let's learn about the journey's these animals are making and if we can help them along the way.
April 8 Animal Olympics- Can you flap your arms as fast as a hummingbird? Jump as far as a frog? Run as fast as a giraffe? Let's find out!  


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Please call 309-799-3482 ext 222 if you have any questions!


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