Saturday Safari 4-6 Year Olds

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Classes are designed to help students (ages 4-6) discover the fascinating world of animals. Classes are held in the Conservation Station and combine a themed lesson with crafts, experiments, trips into the zoo, and animal encounters in the classroom. Program length is 2 hours.


Program Times

  • 4-6 year olds - 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Individual Program Prices

  • Members: $15 (1 child)
  • Nonmembers: $25 (1 child)

Bundle Program Prices

Bundles are: (Sept- May), (Sept - Nov), (Dec - Feb), (Jan - May)

  • 3 Month Members: $36 (1 child)
  • 3 Month Non-members: $66 (1 child)
  • 9 Month Members: $105 (1 child)
  • 9 Month Non-members: $195 (1 child)


Registration for 2020-2021 Family Programs will open by August 2020. 

Questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Jim Groener through email at or by phone at 864-467-2797.  

Example Program Topics from the 2020 Season

Ocean Odyssey

Join us as we dive through the ocean zones, experiment with salt water, and meet a couple of animal friends. 

Color Changes

Leaves aren’t the only things that can change colors! During this class, we’ll explore camouflage through games, make our own color changing craft, and meet some colorful critters in the classroom. 

Beast Feast

Who is the pickiest eater at the zoo? Join us to find out! During this class we will discuss the different ways animals eat, make a snack for our zoo animals, and even meet some hungry animals up close. 

Homes for the Holidays

We all like to be home for the holidays, including the animals. In this class we will discover different animal homes, run through an obstacle course, and meet some animals with interesting animal homes. 

Where’s My Coat?

Join us as we investigate how animals stay warm in the winder, do cold weather experiments, and meet some animal friends with unique coats. 

The Buddy System

Life is better with a buddy! Join us as we play animal games, learn about unique animal partnerships, and meet animal friends in the classroom. 

Great Migrations

During this class, we’ll be on the move! Join us as we play trivia, go on a zoo migration, and meet animal friends in the classroom. 

Animal Kin-Dom

From anteater-back rides to tongue bath time, this class is all about animal parenting! Join us as we investigate unique animal families, participate in the great animal family challenge, and meet animal friends in the classroom. 

Backyard Safari

There is a wild world right outside our doors! Join us as we learn about local animals, go on a backyard adventure, and meet some local animal friends in the classroom.