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 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)


Call the Education Department at (864) 467-4850 to register for Saturday Safari. 

What steps are being taken to ensure your child’s safety?

In additional to amplified cleaning practices, and daily employee health screening, our practices have been modified to keep your children safe. 

Classes conducted in person will take place in our outdoor classroom areas. Outdoor classrooms are shaded and separated from the public. To ensure social distancing, class sizes will be kept to 10 students. Students will have individual work spaces for themselves and their siblings if applicable. Class supplies will be allocated for individual students, to allow for singular use. 

Parents will drop off and pick up students at the front gate for class.  If a parent would like to walk their student up to the classroom, or enjoy the zoo during class time, a pre-purchased ticket, reservation for members, is required. In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order, masks are required to be worn at the zoo, under age 2 is the exception.

In case of light rain, the outdoor classrooms are covered. Please dress students in weather appropriate attire and close-toed shoes. In the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved to a safe shelter that still allows for social distancing. Classes will only be cancelled if the zoo is required to close to the public.

Fall 2020- Spring 2021 Programs

October 10th: Disappearing Acts

Now you see me….now you don’t! Join us as we go on the search for animals who seem like they can disappear into thin air!

November 14th: On Guard!

It is a wild world out there! Come with us to learn the many secrets of survival for the animals in the animal kingdom.

December 12th: Mother Goose's Zoo

Mother Goose would have loved the zoo! This class with merge popular nursery rhymes with activities that help students learn about the animals that surround them in real life. 

January 16th: Group Hug

Group Hug! During this class, we are going to investigate the five major vertebrate groups: mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, and amphibians. 

February 20th: Triassic Tails

Join us as we travel back in time- to the land of the dinosaurs! We are going to uncover fossils, hatch dinosaur eggs, and meet some dinosaur cousins in this cretaceous class. 

March 13th: Animal All Stars

The world is full of animals who can do extraordinary things! This class will include meeting a unique animal and competing in our very own Animal Olympics. 

April 10th: No Bones About It!

Insects outnumber us 200 million to one! During this class, we are going to make insect music, move like bugs, and meet some real life bone-less wonders up close.

May 8th: The Night Life 

When the lights go off, animals come out! During this class, we are going test our echolocation skills, make our own constellations, and meet an animal who prefers to be awake at night.