Wild Wonders Preschool (in-person)

Wild Wonders Preschool is a unique program that brings the natural world alive!

This summer we are offering two sessions each for six consecutive Mondays. During this time we will connect children with nature by encouraging their innate affinity for the outdoors.

Summer sessions focus on our domestic animal friends at the Wells Fargo Family Farm and the natural areas surrounding it. Throughout this exciting program, children will explore nature's many wonders first-hand through dramatic play, art, stories, songs, and visiting our animals!

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.

Class Sessions:
You may sign up for one or both sessions as they will be different.

Session 1: June 14 to July 19, 2021 (Mondays only)
Session 2: July 26 to August 30, 2021 (Mondays only)

Fees per session:
Members: $135
Non-Members: $160

Times:
Please choose the time that works best for you.

9:00-11:30 AM
OR
1:00-3:30 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Will masks be required for participants?

Yes, participants will be expected to wear masks both inside and outside, in accordance to zoo policy.

Will snacks be provided?

A daily snack will NOT be provided. If your child would like to bring a snack, they may. Snacks will be eaten outside and with six-feet or more of spacing to accommodate distancing protocols. If your child brings a snack, please ensure they do not contain peanuts for the safety of other students. Sharing of snacks between students will not be permitted.

How should participants dress?

Participants should wear clothing appropriate for the weather and for exploring nature. This means clothes and shoes that are comfortable and functional for the woods surrounding the farm.

How much time will participants be outside?

Wild Wonders is a nature based program, so the majority of time will be spent outside exploring natural areas as well as the Wells Fargo Family Farm.

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for this program?

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals is a top priority at the Minnesota Zoo. For this reason, class size is limited and a consistent group of students is present throughout the six week session. The majority of class time is spent outside exploring nature in open air, with attention to maintaining appropriate distance. Students are encouraged to wash their hands often with soap and water. Per Zoo policy, all participants will be expected to wear a mask throughout their time at the Zoo unless they are eating or drinking. Strict cleaning protocols are used and the curriculum has been designed to limit shared used of materials.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about the program, please email us at [email protected].

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