Nature Explorers Learn & Play Program

About the Program:

Embark on an adventure with your little ones at Ross Park Zoo’s Nature Explorers Learn & Play Program. Designed for children up to age 12 years old and their caregivers, this program offers an immersive experience in nature exploration and fun activities. 

This program is offered in 4 week sessions. Check the events calendar for the next program date, or contact our Conservation & Education Manager to schedule a program for your pre-school or group of up to 10 at

Summer 2024 Schedule:

Dates: June 26 – July 22, 2024

Age Groups & Times:

  • Wednesdays: Pre-K (ages 2-5)
  • Thursdays: K-2nd grade (5-8)
  • Sundays: 3rd-6th grade (9-12)
  • Price: $20 per session for members | $25 non-members. Price includes 1 parent or caregiver to be present with child.
  • Location: Ross Park Zoo, starting and ending at the zoo gift shop

Additional Information:

Registration and pre-payment required. Limited to 10 spots for quality experience. Caregivers responsible for child supervision. Dress code: Weather-appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes. In case of inclement weather, indoor activities will be provided.