Pint-Size Explorers

  • Program Fee: $10/RRZ members, $15/non-members

Pint Size Explorers are children ages 4-6 years old. Come explore the zoo and its animals during the colder months of the year! Kids will participate in a variety of activities, crafts, and hands-on animal encounters.

Classes fill quickly so early registration is required.

Polar Bear Plunge!

  • Tuesday, December 2, 3:15-4:45pm

Learn about how important sea ice is to polar bear survival and how human disturbance such as climate change and noise pollution are affecting their lives. Is your hearing range as good as a polar bear's? Would you survive a winter migration?

I Like to Move it! Move it!

  • Tuesday, January 6, 3:15-4:45pm

Discover the different ways that animals get around, from the different feet they have, to using their tails and bodies to move. How come our animals don't need to wear boots in the winter? Warm up with some hot chocolate and make your own animal tracks to take home!


  • Tuesday, February 3, 3:15-4:45pm

Did you know that some animals can walk within hours of being born? Others need to be taken care of by their parents for weeks or months after! What do we do at the zoo when a baby animal is born? Come learn about all of the babies that have been born at the zoo!

Perilous Poisons!

  • Tuesday, March 3, 3:15-4:45pm

What's the difference between poison and venom? Why animals' teeth are shaped the way they are? Come learn about the two venomous animals we have at our zoo along with other dangerous animals around the world!

Training to be Tremendous

  • Tuesday, April 7, 3:15-4:45pm

There are many reasons why zoo animals are trained - from enrichment, to avoiding invasive medical procedures. Discover how we keep our animals healthy though training and what techniques we use. Meet our veterinarian and practice your skills with real blow darts.

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