Family Programs for 4-8 year olds
Classes are designed to help children (ages 4-5 and 6-8) discover the fascinating world of animals. Classes are held in the Conservation Station and combine a lesson with crafts, activities, trips into the Zoo and animals in the classroom. Program length: 2 hours
Price per program:
Members: $15.25 (1 child)
Non-members: $25.25 (1 child)
Per three-month period, choose Sept-Nov, Dec-Feb and/or Mar-May
Members: $35.50 (1 child)
Non-members: $65.50 (1 child)
Tools of Defense
What kinds of weapons do animals have and why do they need them? Come learn about antlers, horns, venom, armor, teeth and much more with animals at the Zoo!
Sept. 13 10 am to Noon
Sept. 20 10 am to Noon
Bones are amazing! Become a bone detective to find out how animals are put together. Lots of bones, along with live animals will provide clues in this fun investigation.
Oct. 11 10 am to Noon
Oct. 11 2-4 pm
What have humans designed and created by copying nature? How can these inventions help us study animals? Join us as we discover all of the wonderful things that nature can teach us!
Nov. 15 10 am to Noon
Nov. 15 2-4 pm
It’s a bird! It’s a reptile! No, it’s a… Well, scientists aren’t sure what type of animal dinosaurs were, but they sure were cool! Become a paleontologist for a day and dig up the dirt on dinos.
Dec. 13 10 am to Noon
Dec. 13 2-4 pm
From super-strength to bionic vision, invisibility to lightning speed, animals have amazing powers! Put on your mask and fly over to the Zoo to learn all about the super-heroes of the animal kingdom.
Jan. 10 10 am to Noon
Jan. 24 10 am to Noon
Did you know that a male seahorse carries his babies around in his belly? Or that the female lions are the ones that hunt for food? This program will talk about animal couples and the different roles they play in the family.
Feb 21 10 am to Noon
Feb. 28 10 am to Noon
Let’s take a trip to the islands! We’ll hop from one island to the next around the world discovering the different habits of island animals, like our giant tortoises of Aldabra Island, our lemurs of Madagascar, and many others.
Mar. 14 10 am to Noon
Mar. 28 10 am to Noon
Enter a world of animal architects and engineers, where detailed dwellings are built with simple supplies, and every house fits the needs of its owner. Come put on your construction hats and meet the busy builders of the Greenville Zoo!
Apr. 18 10 am to Noon
Apr. 25 10 am to Noon
Roll up your jeans and wade on in! It’s time to get muddy as we learn about these awesome ecosystems. You will be surprised at all of the animals that call a creek home.
May 9 10 am to Noon
May 9 2-4 pm