These child-only classes are designed specifically with your preschooler in mind as they transition from toddlers to kindergartners! Through child-directed exploration, play, and age-appropriate activities, we will discover the Zoo’s amazing animals and their habitats. Research indicates that children learn best in an environment which allows them to explore, discover, and play. (J.E. Fox) Play in particular enhances language development, social competence, creativity, imagination, and thinking skills. (D.P. Fromberg and D.F. Gullo).

AGES: 3 1/2  – 4 years old
TIMES: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
DATES: Offered on select Fridays
FEES: Members: $20 per class, Non-members: $25 per class.

Package Discount: Register for four Preschool Pals programs** during the school year and receive $10 off every 4th class!

Register Online

How to Register

Online: A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered online for your desired program (click on the “Register Online” button for the program you are interested in).

By Mail:  Complete the Registration Form. Mail-in registrations will receive a confirmation by email.

*Please note age range – child must be 3 1/2 years old by the date of the class to register for our school-year single-day preschool programs.

**Four preschool classes must be for the same child.

If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration.

Call 952.431.9390 if you have any questions.

Looking for more preschool options – check out our Wild Wonders Preschool package.

Learn which animals hibernate and which migrate. Find out how those that don’t do either can stay warm during cold winter days when we visit them on the Minnesota Trail.

These child-only classes are designed specifically with your preschooler in mind as they transition from toddlers to kindergartners! Through child-directed exploration, play, and age-appropriate activities, we will discover the Zoo’s amazing animals and their habitats. Research indicates that children learn best in an environment which allows them to explore, discover, and play. (J.E. Fox) Play in particular enhances language development, social competence, creativity, imagination, and thinking skills. (D.P. Fromberg and D.F. Gullo).

AGES: 3 1/2  – 4 years old
TIMES: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
FEES: Members: $20 per class, Non-members: $25 per class.

Package Discount: Register for four Preschool Pals programs** during the school year and receive $10 off every 4th class!

How to Register

Register Online

Online: A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered online for your desired program (click on the “Register Online” button for the program you are interested in). Questions? Call 952.431.9390.

By Mail:  Complete the Registration Form. Mail-in registrations will receive a confirmation by email.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 12/05/2014
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 12/12/2014
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 12/19/2014
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 01/09/2015
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 01/16/2015
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Advanced Tickets Required