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Programs for ages 6 months to 3 years
Moms, dads or any adult with a child in a stroller, explore the Zoo with an educator and both adult and child will learn something new. Wear comfortable shoes; this class visits a different exhibit each time.
This spring we visit animals of all different colors and patterns. .
TUE •4/2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 5/7, 14, 21 • 10–10:45am
Get ready to squawk and growl because this summer is all about animal sounds.
TUE •6/4, 11, 18, 25, 7/8, 16, 23, 30 • 10–10:45am
SAT •6/8, 15, 22, 29, 7/13, 20, 27, 8/3 • 10–10:45am
Meet at the Anthony Wayne Zoo entrance (come for the whole set or just one). We recommend that you pre-register, but as space allows we’ll welcome walk-ins.
Members: $18 for all 8, or $3 for each individual class
Non-members: members’ costs plus regular Zoo admission
Bringing more than one? Register a second child for ½ off.
Programs for ages 3 through 4 years
Enjoy charming animal stories, plus songs, games, crafts or Zoo animal visits. Each child must be accompanied by one adult only; classroom space is tight, so there’s no room for siblings.
(All Animal Tales programs include a three-part series)
Members $18; non-members $21
April: Animal Giants
The Zoo is home to some BIG animals. Join us to learn about the tallest, largest, longest, and strongest of the bunch.
TUE • 4/9, 16, 23 • 6:30–7:30pm - FULL
THU • 4/11, 18, 25 • 10:30–11:30am - FULL
THU • 4/11, 18, 25 • 12:45–1:45pm
SAT • 4/13, 20, 27 • 10:30–11:30am - FULL
June: Diggin’ in the Dirt
Come get the dirt on life underground. This series explores how animals and plants rely on wonderful dirt.
TUE • 6/4, 11, 18 • 6:30–7:30pm
SAT • 6/8, 15, 22 • 10:30–11:30am
Spring Break Camps, April 3, 4, & 5, 9am - 3pm
Registration is Closed - All Camps are full.
Ages 5 - 10 (Members:$30 daily per child; Non-Members:$35 daily per child):
April 3: What’s on the Menu?
Some animals eat plants, some eat meat, and some eat both. Learn about what animals need to do to find their food and what they don’t do to make sure they don’t become food, too!
April 4: Swing into Spring
Spring has sprung and the primates are swinging. Find out why these monkeys and apes are so good at moving through the trees.
April 5: World Travelers
Bon voyage! Travel around the world—all in one day! Experience exotic animals found all over the world and discover their unique characteristics.
Ages 11 - 14 (Members:$35 daily per child; Non-Members:$40 daily per child):
Experience what it takes to be a keeper as you learn about preparing diets, cleaning enclosures, training behaviors, and making enrichment.
Programs for the whole family
These special classes feature a theme that ties in with each month. Children and parents can explore the Zoo and learn about animals together. Siblings are welcome to join in the fun, too! Programs will be targeted for ages 4 through 8.
$10 for an adult/child pair; $3 each add’l person)
$15 for an adult/child pair; $3 each add’l person)
Even animals like to pull pranks, but their tricks are a matter of life or death. Discover what these con artists pull.
SAT • 4/6 • 10:30–11:45am
Registration is easy
• Mail: Toledo Zoo EdZOOCation Department, PO Box 140130, Toledo OH 43614-0130.
• Fax: 419.389.8670, Attn.: Education Secretary
Pay by check or credit card. Visit toledozoo.org/classes for more info, including a print-out enrollment form. Questions? Call Peggy Coutcher at 419.385.5721, ext. 2042.
Please read carefully! Registration is by mail, fax or email only.
Please send a separate form (or copy) for each registrant.
Please indicate on the registration form an alternate date. If your first choice is unavailable, your child will be placed in your second choice.
We will place siblings together when possible, but we cannot guarantee the placement. We ask that you please comply with the age guidelines.
A confirmation will be mailed or emailed to each registrant one to two weeks prior to class.
Due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment, a camp/class may be cancelled at the discretion of the Zoo. If this happens, we’ll contact you to schedule another camp/class or make arrangements for a refund.
Refunds will be issued only if the program is filled, cancelled or if there is an emergency.
Please mail your registration forms to:
The Toledo Zoo Education Department
P.O. Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614-0801