Wild Wonders Preschool is a unique program that brings the natural world alive!  Offered for ten consecutive Mondays each fall and spring, we will connect children with nature by encouraging their innate affinity for the outdoors.  By developing their sense of place in the world over the ten weeks, this will allow us to provide a continuous theme, deeper learning, and foster relationships between teacher, students, and the animals.

Throughout this exciting program, children will explore nature’s many wonders first-hand through dramatic play, art, stories, songs and animal encounters! The fall session will focus on the many ways animals get ready for winter and the spring session will focus on our domestic animal friends at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.

Ages: 4-6 years of age AND children must be group ready to participate: this includes the ability to listen and follow directions, remain with the group at all times, follow safety rules independently, and communicate with the instructor.  All children must also be toilet trained.
Fees: Members: $220, Non-members: $260

Class sessions Each session consists of ten classes.
2020 Spring Session – Due to renovations in the classroom space, we will not be having the 2020 spring session.

 Times: 9:30 a.m.-noon or
1:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Can’t commit to ten days? Check out our single day Preschool Pals programs.

If you have any questions, please call 952-431-9390.

Toddler Time Program

Spend some quality time with your toddler at the Minnesota Zoo. Sessions begin with 10-15 minutes of child-directed exploratory play* followed by a Zoo naturalist leading movement and art activities, an interactive story, and an animal encounter (with at least one hands-on experience with a toddler-sized animal), all focusing on the topic of the day.

*”Play provides the ultimate curriculum for social, physical and cognitive development.” (Francis Wardle, Ph.D., author of the book, Tomorrow’s Children) Toddler Time incorporates play into each program in order to provide opportunities that foster science learning by encouraging observation, exploration, and discovery.

Package Discount: Register for four or more classes for the same child in a single order and receive $1.25 off each class.

TIME: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
AGES: 18 months to 3 ½ years of age (with a favorite adult)
FEES: Zoo Members: $15/Adult and child
Non-members: $20/Adult and child

How to Register

Register Online

Please note: If your toddler has a younger infant sibling, the infant is welcome to join you in the camp and they don’t count as an additional child.

Email or call 952.431.9390 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Wild Wonders Classes:

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 12/09/2019
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