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Families

 

Zoo Tots

Enjoy quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life with a fun and educational experience at our Zoo Tots programs. The sessions of eight weekly classes are for a preschool-age child and adult caregiver and include activities and art to build social and exploration skills while learning about animals at the Detroit Zoo!

The adult participant may be a parent, grandparent, babysitter or any other adult excited about sharing time at the Zoo. All classes include activities and crafts designed to be completed with the assistance of the caregiver. 

The Detroit Zoological Society is taking measures to ensure the safety and well-being of people and animals. Please note, children and their adult caregivers are encouraged to wear appropriate masks at all times while indoors. Additional adults and children (including infants) may not attend due to space constraints and program design.

 

Zoo Tots I (2- or 3-year-old children)

Bring a favorite adult for a zooper time at the Detroit Zoo! This program includes eight 45-minute classes that meet indoors each week. Each class focuses on a different type of animal while developing preschool social and academic skills. Classes include a story, activity and craft in the Ford Education Center.

Classes meet 8 consecutive weeks, starting the week of February 17 and running through April 9.

Zoo Tots I
Fridays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/9
Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/10

Zoo Tots II (3- or 4-year-old children)

Join us for more zooper times with Zoo Tots II! Each 75-minute class of this eight-week program features a different area of the world and the animals that live there. Classes include map interaction, stories, hikes to see animal habitats in the Zoo and craft activities to take home.

Classes meet 8 consecutive weeks, starting the week of February 17 and running through April 9.

Zoo Tots II
Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/8
Saturdays, 9-10:15 a.m.
2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/10

Please follow the links below to register for an age-appropriate class. Contact education@dzs.org with program questions.