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Spring Education Programs

February 27, 2017



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Utica Zoo’s Spring Education Programs for 2017 are listed below. All classes begin at 10:30am in the Auditorium. Pre-registration is required. See registration information after the list of classes.

Stroller Safari (6-18 Months): Load up the stroller and join the wildest adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive tour and an up close animal encounter.

  • Thursday, April 13th – Welcome Spring!
  • Friday, May, 19th – All About Birds
  • Friday, June 16th – Who’s New at the Zoo?

Hatchlings (18 Months to 3 Years): Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet! The class meets at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, March 3rd – Spring, Sprung!
  • Friday, April 7th – Scales & Shells
  • Friday, May 5th – Down on the Farm!

Zoo Adventures (3 to 5 Years): Join our preschool class as we explore the world through storybooks! Each class includes a story reading, animal meet and greet, and activity!

  • Thursday, March 16th – Who Wants a Tortoise?
  • Thursday, April 20th – Dinosaur Dancing
  • Thursday, May 25th – Puddles & Ponds

Homeschool (6 Years and Up): Is your child a budding zoologist?  Our interactive homeschool classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd – March Madness
  • Wednesday, April 26th – Going Green!
  • Thursday, May 18th – Spineless Wonders

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes begin at 10:30am in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for not-yet members. Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play! There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost. For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 ext. 36.

Click Here, or on the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.