Ages: 1-2.5 with an accompanying adult
Class length: Zoo Tunes – 30 minutes, Polliwogs – 1 hour
Cost per child: $32 members/$40 non-members for a four-class session
Zoo Tunes & Polliwogs are classes geared toward children age 1-2.5 years with their favorite adult! During these classes we invite children and parents to play and explore the animal world!
Each session includes four classes; families are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions.
Registration and pre-payment required. For non-members, class cost includes Zoo admission for child and accompanying adult.
Participants in this class will sing songs, play instruments, dance, join in hands-on activities, and enjoy animal visitors. Adults will be actively involved in the class, helping to engage young children in music. Many of the same songs will be used each week with a variety of activities and instruments.
Zoo Tunes classes take place in the Water Lab located on the lower level of the Discovery Center next to the Bat Cave.
Registration for May-July classes will be available in April.
Tuesday series: Class times are at 6 pm
With guidance from both you and our zoo educators, children will learn through exploration and play. This is a child-centered program that is less structured than our traditional classes. During Polliwogs, children will engage in free play and hands-on experiences at various sensory bins and tactile stations around the classroom. Stations consist of a variety of natural substrates, tools, toy animals, and much more. This class not only supports young children’s social, physical and emotional development, but also helps them connect to and develop empathy for wildlife and nature.
Polliwogs classes take place in the Bankers Trust Learning Center located in the center of the Zoo.
Natural substrates will be used during this class including bird seed which may contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.
Tuesday series: Class times are at 10:15 am
Blank Park Zoo hours are 10am-5pm in May. For after-hours classes, Zoo staff will greet you at Admissions approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of class.
All sales are final. If you are unable to attend a class, you can transfer to an open class. Rescheduling fees may apply. No refunds will be offered unless classes are cancelled by the Zoo.
For more information, help registering please call the Education Office at 515-974-2550 or email email@example.com.