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Children's & Family Classes

Toddler Totes

Ages 24-35 months

Critters 'n' Kids

Ages 3-4 years

Zoo Explorers

Ages 5-6 years

Family Classes

All ages

Toddler Totes

Toddler Totes

Class Times
9 a.m. (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays) and 11 a.m. (Fridays, Saturdays)

Age
24–35 months (must be accompanied by one adult)

Members: $18 per child/adult pair
Nonmembers: $20 per child/adult pair

NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change.

For more information, please call (323) 644-4211.

Toddler Totes classes are educational adventures for your child and you.

Learn about adaptations as you investigate the Zoo’s animal collection and discover the ways animals use different part of their bodies. Each 75-minute class includes a variety of fun, age-appropriate, hands-on activities such as storytelling, live animal encounters, and explorations on Zoo grounds.

Upcoming Classes for the 2017 Season

Eyes on the side

March 1, 3, 4

On top, in front, or on the side, where do you spy an animal’s eyes? Explore the world of eyes and learn how animals see the world through hands-on activities, storytelling, live animal encounters, and guided Zoo adventures.

I'm all Ears

March 29, 31 and April 1

Big ears, small ears, floppy ears, tall ears—bring your lobes and learn an earful of facts about how different animals hear.

Wiggle Squiggle Zoo

May 3, 5, 6

Jump, scoot, and groove! Animals have lots of ways to move. Here is your opportunity to use your body and do what animals do.

Critters 'n' Kids

Critters 'n' Kids

Class Times
9 a.m. (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)

Age
3–4 years (must be accompanied by one adult)

Members: $24 per child/adult pair
Nonmembers: $27 per child/adult pair

NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change.

For more information, please call (323) 644-4211.

Each 90-minute class includes a variety of fun, age-appropriate, hands-on activities such as storytelling, art, games, and adventures on Zoo grounds.

Critters ‘n’ Kids classes take you and your child on an exploration of the Zoo’s animal collections, from cool cats and exciting elephants to slithering snakes and fabulous flamingos.

Upcoming Classes for the 2017 Season

Exciting Elephants

March 8, 10, 11

Explore what makes elephants and the places that they live special. Our trek includes storytelling, fun activities, and a guided tour of the Elephants of Asia exhibit.

Go, Go, Gorillas!

April 19, 21, 22

Birds aren’t the only animals that build nests—gorillas do, too! Learn how and discover all the things that make gorillas great.

Loveable Lemurs

May 10, 12, 13

Madagascar is home to more than 40 different lemur species, from ring-tailed to sifaka. Investigate the Zoo’s lemur collection and gather fun facts about these fascinating furry creatures.

Zoo Explorers (NEW Class Added)

Zoo Explorers

Class Times
9 a.m. (Saturdays)

Age
5–6 years

Members: $30 per child
Nonmembers: $35 per child

NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change.

For more information, please call (323) 644-4211.

Grab your backpack and explore the Zoo learning about biomes around the world, from deserts to mountains, grasslands to rainforests.

Trek over the rivers and through the woods to seek out cool and amazing animals that call these unique habitats home. This drop-off class is designed for children independent of their parents. All children must bring water and a snack for this three-hour class.

Upcoming Classes for the 2017 Season

Tropical Treasures

February 25

Grab a vine and swing on over to explore the many layers of tropical rainforests, where more than half the plant and animal species in the world make their home. Peek under leaf litter for insects, discover who hides out in bromeliads, and settle on a branch in the canopy to learn about these living treasures.

Great Grasslands

April 8

Pampas, prairies, steppes, or savannas, whatever you call them, they all have one thing in common—grass! Come take a run through the world’s grasslands, meet the animals who call them home, and learn what it takes to live there.

Delving Into the Desert

May 27

Grab your sun hat and water bottle as we explore some of the planet’s hottest biomes. From cactus to camels, we will discover the adaptations that keep desert residents cool and protected when temperatures climb into the 100s.

Family Classes (NEW Class Added)

Family Classes

Class Times
9:30 a.m. (Saturdays)

Age
All Ages Welcome

Members: $10 per person
Nonmembers: $20 per adult/$15 per child (ages 2–12)

NOTE: Your e-ticket print out is required for class admission. Prices are subject to change.

For more information, please call (323) 644-4211.

Bring your family and join us for a special adventure at the Los Angeles Zoo.

These 90-minute classes offer a special opportunity for families to come together and share in an adventure while learning about amazing animals.

Upcoming Classes for the 2017 Season

Home Sweet Home

March 18

From dens to nests, hollows to treetops, find out how and why animals make their humble homes. In this class, participants of all ages can learn about unusual abodes and the tenants that live in them.

Backyard Buddies

April 15

Discover the variety of wildlife that lives all around us and find out how we benefit from our wild neighbors. In this class, participants of all ages will also learn what we can do to stay safe while enjoying the wildlife.

The Animal Network

June 10

Surviving on your own is tough. Especially in the animal world. Throughout the day we will explore the many types of partnerships that can be found in the animal kingdom and how the animals benefit from them. From unusual partnerships between Hippos and fish, to the complex societies of bee colonies.

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