Up Close, Hands-on Learning.

Teaching your preschoolers about animals? Why not bring them to the Zoo and see the animals up close and personal. Join us as we explore an animal of your choice. Your preschoolers will get to touch an animal ambassador, learn cool facts about the animal you choose and go visit that animal guided by Zoo staff. You and your perschool class will have a blast learning about the great animals that we have right here at the Zoo.


Program Choices

1 Hour Program

Time: To schedule
Ages: 3-5
Cost: April 1 - June 30: $8.50 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          July 1 - March 31: $7.25 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          Extra siblings that are over the age of 3 will be charged the
          same student rate and extra adults will be $2 off regular admission.
Includes:

  • Meeting an Animal Ambassador
  • A short lesson
  • Making enrichment
  • An animal demonstration
  • Admission for the rest of the day


1 1/2 Hour Program

Time: To schedule
Ages: 3-5
Cost:April 1 - June 30: $11.50 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          July 1 - March 31: $10.25 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          Extra siblings that are over the age of 3 will be charged the
          same student rate and extra adults will be $2 off regular admission.
Includes:

  • Meeting an Animal Ambassador
  • Lesson
  • Craft time
  • Making enrichment
  • An animal demonstration
  • Admission for the rest of the day


2 Hour Program

Time: To schedule
Ages: 3-5
Cost:April 1 - June 30: $15.50 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          July 1 - March 31: $14.25 per preschooler; 1 free adult for every 5 kids
          Extra siblings that are over the age of 3 will be charged the
          same student rate and extra adults will be $2 off regular admission.
Includes:

  • Meeting an Animal Ambassador
  • Lesson
  • Craft time
  • Making enrichment
  • An animal demonstration
  • Snack time (small snack plus a drink)
  • Short Zoo tour (includes feeding giraffes)
  • Admission for the rest of the day


To Schedule

To schedule or for more information, please call 719-633-9925, ext. 127 or email edprograms@cmzoo.org
NOTE: Memberships do not apply to preschool class visits.