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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. Tots and adults are encouraged to bring and wear a mask while indoors. Education staff will be wearing masks during classes indoors. We will continue to update requirements according to CDC recommendations. Additional adults and children (including infants) may not attend due to space constraints and program design.

Registration for the fall session of Zoo Tots is now open!
Please follow the link below to register for an age-appropriate class.

Due to the popularity of the program, we have added an additional class on Thursdays and Fridays. However, if the class does not meet the minimum requirement we will have to cancel and you will be issued a refund. Notification will be provided one week before the first class date.

If registration is full for your desired class or the day/time offered does not work, please submit your contact information through our waitlist form at https://forms.gle/Fuya38Hy1NaRV4d5A.  
 
Questions? Please reach out to us at education@dzs.org
ZOO TOTS I

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

Thursdays 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
9/17, 9/23, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

ZOO TOTS II

Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
9/17, 9/23, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

Contact education@dzs.org with program questions.

 

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.

Zoo Tots I
Thursdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3

Thursdays 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5

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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.

Zoo Tots II
Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4

Fridays 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4

Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5

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