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ZooCub Classes

ZooCub classes will explore topics like textures, colors, senses, movement, and habitats, with a different class each month.  Every class includes a lesson, craft, up-close animal encounter, and a tour of the Zoo! The classes for kids age 3 and younger are designed for an adult and child. Kids age 4 and up are welcome to attend with an adult or on their own. Each adult is welcome to accompany up to two children.

These class series are available for three age groups:

Infants and Toddlers (under age 2, with an adult)
Come discover animal colors! This parent and child class will include a variety of learning activities for infants and toddlers, including stories, a simple craft, a Zoo exhibit visit and an animal visitor. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Register for the whole series and save! Series Pack price is $22 for Members and $39 for non-members.
    Series Packs are only available until Sept. 25.
  • Individual class registrations begin Sept. 26. Member price is $7 per class. Non-member price is $12 and includes Zoo admission.  
  • Advance registration is required for all classes.
     
Brown and Tan
Wed., Oct. 3
Red and Orange
Wed., Oct. 10

Black and White
Wed., Oct. 17

Gray and Blue
Wed., Oct. 24

Preschool (ages 2-3, with an adult)
Travel through the many habitats of the animal world!  We’ll explore where animals live each week with a story, craft, Zoo tour, and an animal encounter.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

  • Register for the whole series and save!  Series Pack price is $29 for Members and $48 for non-members.
    Series Packs are only available until Sept. 25.
  • Individual class registrations begin Sept. 26.  Member price is $9 per class. Non-member price is $15 and includes Zoo admission.
  • Advance registration is required for all classes.
Deserts
Wed., Oct. 3
Grasslands
Wed., Oct. 10
Rainforests
Wed., Oct. 17
Mountains
Wed., Oct. 24

Prekindergarten (ages 4-5)
Join us as we sort our way through the animal kingdom! Our oldest ZooCubs can have their very own animal adventure with a lesson, craft, Zoo tour and an animal visitor.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Please note that parents are welcome to attend, but not required.)

  • Register for the whole series and save! Series Pack price is $35 for Members and $55 for non-members.
    Series Packs are only available until Sept. 25.
  • Individual class registrations begin Sept. 26. Member price is $11 per class. Non-member price is $17 and includes Zoo admission. 
  • Advance registration is required for all classes.
Invertebrates
Wed., Oct. 3
Birds
Wed., Oct. 10
Reptiles
Wed., Oct. 17
Mammals
Wed., Oct. 24

Advanced registration is required for all classes. ZooCub Classes may be canceled due to minimal enrollment, in which case a full refund will be issued.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T
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