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.

Additional adults and children may not attend due to space constraints and program design. Infants may be brought but are asked to be in a carrier so adult hands are free to assist their toddler with activities and art.

Spring 2024 session classes are full. Our next session of classes will begin in mid September. Fall session schedule of class dates and times will be posted here in early July, along with the date that online registration will open.

Questions about the program? Please reach out to us at education@dzs.org.



Zoo Tots: Animal Groups (2-year-old children)

Share a love for learning about animals together 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 for our youngest learners with an adult caregiver. Classes include sensory play, a story, activity and art indoors.

Ticket details:
Members $135 Regular $185

Fall schedule coming in early July!

Zoo Tots: Animal Habitats (3-year-old children)

In this new Zoo Tot program, discover the features of different animal habitats! From deserts to the rainforest, each 60-minute class of this eight-week program focuses on a new habitat. Classes include building engineering skills, stories, exploring through math skills and art projects to build on creativity together with an adult caregiver.

Ticket details:
Members $150 Regular $200

Fall schedule coming in early July

Zoo Tots: Animals Around the World (4-year-old children)

Travel to new continents with Zoo Tots Around the World! Each 75-minute class of this eight-week program focuses on a different part of the world and the animals that live there. Classes for your child and one adult caregiver include map interactions, stories, station-based free exploration, hikes to visit animals in the Zoo and art activities.

Ticket details:
Members $160 Regular $210

Fall schedule coming in early July!