Children's Programs

              Whether your children are two, 17, or any age in between, SF Zoo offers educational programs designed specifically to meet their needs and support the Zoo's mission.

              Stroller Safari (0 - 24 months + adult)

              Little Learners (18 months - 3.5 years + adult)

              Animal Adventures (3.5 - 4.5 years + adult)

              Young Zoologists (5 - 7 years)

              Ocean Explorers (7 and up + adult)

              Teens (11 - 17 years)

              Classes for Young Children

              Stroller Safari

              0 - 24 months + 1 adult

              It's never too early to expose your little one to the wonders of wildlife! Pack up the stroller and put on your walking shoes for this guided stroll through the Zoo. We will tour exhibits, meet an animal visitor, and do simple child-caregiver paired activities to build developmental skills. Spend koala-ty time with your baby, get some exercise, and meet other Zoo families while introducing your cub to the joys of learning. 

              Children must be in a stroller or carrier. Please respect age guidelines and do not bring older children (including siblings).

              Upcoming Safari Themes (subject to change):

              Summer 2020 - TBD
              Early Childhood Programs are currently suspended. In the meantime, join our mailing list to receive updates and at-home content.


              Have a Question?

              e-mail littlelearners@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8140.

              Click Here to Register

              Pre-registration required.

              Class Days/Times:
              Select Tuesdays
              9:45am - 10:45am

              Fees:
              SFZS Members: $15 per class
              Non-members: $35 per class

              Fees include a parking pass and Zoo admission.

              Click here to join our Early Childhood Programs mailing list!


              Little Learners

              18 months - 3½ year-olds + 1 adult

              Little Learners has adapted to meet your at-home learning needs! Join us for a 6-week series of live, online classes. Each class focuses on a different animal and includes songs, movement videos, and storytime. Exciting add-ons are available to enhance your at-home Little Learners experience with supplemental indoor and outdoor activities.
              Sign up for individual classes or all 6 weeks in a series.

              Add-Ons:

              Option 1
              ePacket
              - 6x Art instructions
              - 6x Pretend play guides
              - 6x Nature play activities
              - 6x Live class supplemental materials (lesson plans, pictures, and facts & coloring sheets)

              Option 2
              At-Home Packet mailed to you
              - Printouts of all ePacket materials
              - 6x Pre-prepped art materials
              - 6x Pretend play animal "food"
              - 6x Nametags
              - Zoo class "passport" & stickers

              Click here to download a 1-week sample ePacket

              At-Home Little Learners - Registration Opens October 22rd!

              Week 1: November 12 & 13 Sassy Squirrels    
              Week 2: November 19 & 20 Terrific Turkeys
              NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK
              Week 4: December 3 & 4 Silky Spiders
              Week 5: December 10 & 11 Rollicking Red Pandas
              Week 6: December 17 & 18 Romping Reindeer

              At-Home Little Learners - Registration Opens September 3rd!

              Week 1: September 24 & 25 Cool Kudus    
              Week 2: October 1 & 2 Slithering Snakes
              Week 3: October 8 & 9 Headstrong Hornbills
              Week 4: October 15 & 16 Silly Sea Lions
              Week 5: October 22 & 23 Proud Peacocks
              Week 6: October 29 & 30 Outstanding Orangutans

              Have a Question?
              e-mail littlelearners@sfzoo.org

              Click Here to Register

              Children may attend one class time per week. Pre-registration required.

              Thursdays 9:00 am – 9:30 am
              Fridays 9:00 am – 9:30 am

              Fees:
              $12 per class for Members
              $15 per class for Non-members
              $15 ePacket (optional add-on)
              $25 At-Home Packet mailed to you + ePacket (optional add-on)

              A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships are funded by the generosity of our Early Childhood Programs families. Email littlelearners@sfzoo.org to find out more.

              Click here to join our Early Childhood Programs mailing list!


              Animal Adventures

              3 - 5 year-olds + 1 adult

              Animal Adventures has adapted to meet your at-home learning needs! Join us for a 6-week series of live, online classes. Each class focuses on a different letter of the alphabet and corresponding animal and includes songs, movement, videos, and storytime. Exciting add-ons are available to enhance your at-home Animal Adventures experience with supplemental indoor and outdoor activities.
              Sign up for individual classes or all 6 weeks in a series.

              Add-Ons:

              Option 1
              ePacket
              - 6x Art instructions
              - 6x Pretend play guides
              - 6x Nature play activities
              - 6x Live class supplemental materials (lesson plans, pictures, and facts & coloring sheets)

              Option 2 
              At-Home Packet mailed to you
              - Printouts of all ePacket materialss
              - 6x Pre-prepped art materials
              - 6x Pretend play animal "food"
              - 6x Nametags
              - Zoo class "passport" & stickers

              Click here to download a 1-week sample ePacket

              At-Home Animal Adventures - Registration Opens October 22nd!

              Week 1: November 12 - 14 X is for Xenarthra  
              Week 2: November 19 - 21 Y is for Yak
              NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK
              Week 4: December 3 - 5 Z is for Zebra
              Week 5: December 10 - 12 A is for Alligator
              Week 6: December 17 - 19 B is for Bear

              At-Home Animal Adventures - Registration Opens September 3rd!

              Week 1: September 24 - 26 R is for Rhino    
              Week 2: October 1 - 3 S is for Sea Lion
              Week 3: October 8 - 10 T is for Toucan
              Week 4: October 15 - 17 U is for Uromastyx
              Week 5: October 22 - 24 V is for Vole
              Week 6: October 29 - 31 W is for Wolverine


              Have a Question?
              e-mail littlelearners@sfzoo.org.

              Click Here to Register

              Children may attend one class time per week. Pre-registration required.  

              Thursdays 10:00 am – 10:45 am
              Fridays 10:00 am – 10:45 am
              Saturdays 11:00 am – 11:45 am

              Fees:
              $12 per class for Members
              $15 per class for Non-members
              $15 ePacket (optional add-on)
              $25 At-Home Packet mailed to you + ePacket (optional add-on)

              A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships are funded by the generosity of our Early Childhood Programs families. Email littlelearners@sfzoo.org to find out more.

              Click here to join our Early Childhood Programs mailing list!


              SF Tots @ SF Zoo

              1 ½ - 3 ½ year-olds

              SF Tots joins forces with the SF Zoo! Using a variety of fun games to engage kids in physical activity, SF Tots classes are designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and self-confidence. Classes are focused on providing a fun, noncompetitive environment for soccer-based fun and games. Caregiver attendance is mandatory.

              Summer 2020 Season: TBD


              Have a Question?
              e-mail littlelearners@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8140.

              Register via SF Tots!

              Class Days/Times:
              10 Tuesdays
              March 10 - May 12

              18 months - 2 ½ years: 10:15 - 10:55am
              2 ½ years - 3 ½ years: 11:00 - 11:40am

              Fees:
              10-week session $215

              Must be a Zoo Member or pay Zoo Admission in addition to the cost of class.

              *Pre-registration required.


              Young Zoologists

              5 - 7 year-olds

              Our Young Zoologists has adapted to meet your at-home learning needs! Join us for a 6-week series of live, online classes. Each class focuses on an animal classification or habitat. 
              Sign up for individual classes or all 6 weeks in a series.

              At-Home Young Zoologists - Registration Opens October 22!
              Week 1: November 14 Colorful Coral Reefs
              Week 2: November 21 Piquant Ponds
              NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK
              Week 4: December 5 Cool Chondricthyes
              Week 5: December 12 Radiant Rainforests
              Week 6: December 19 Marvelous Mammals 

               At-Home Young Zoologists - Registration Opens September 3rd!

              Week 1: September 26 Interesting Insects
              Week 2: October 3 Abundant Australia
              Week 3: October 10 Terrific Tide Pools
              Week 4: October 17 Engaging Europe
              Week 5: October 24 Wonderful Wetlands
              Week 6: October 31 Awesome Amphibians 

              Have a Question?
              e-mail littlelearners@sfzoo.org.

              Click Here to Register

              Pre-registration required.
              Saturdays 
              12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

              Fees:
              $15 per class for Members
              $18 per class for Non-members

              A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships are funded by the generosity of our Early Childhood Programs families. Email littlelearners@sfzoo.org to find out more.

              Click here to join our Early Childhood Programs mailing list!


              Classes for Older Children

              Ocean Explorers

              6 - 10 year-olds + 1 adult

              Dive in to discover the incredible diversity of our world's oceans! During this mixed-age program families will investigate our connections to marine habitats and animals through hands-on activities, stories, science experiments, observations and more! The journey will begin at the Coastal Conservation Center overlooking the Pacific coastline and continue in the Zoo as we learn how all living things rely on healthy oceans.

              Registration includes 1 child and 1 adult. Children learn by watching the adults in their lives, so we encourage and expect adult participation to help nurture your Ocean Explorer's connection to wildlife.

              2019-2020 Season

               October 12 Oceans Alive            
               November 9 Pelagic Pals
               December 14 Underwater Forests
               January 11 Fantastic Fog
               February 8 Shimmering Sharks
               March 14 Deep & Dark
               April 4 Colorful Corals

              Have a Question?
              e-mail to education@sfzoo.org or call 415-753-8135

              Click Here to Register

              Class Days/Times:
              Select Saturdays
              10:00am - 12:30pm


              Fees:
              Includes 1 adult and 1 child

              SFZS Members - $30 per child/adult pair 
              Non-Member - $45 per child/adult pair

              Additional Adult - $15

              *Pre-registration required

              Fees include Zoo admission 


              Teens

              For more information on the Zoo’s amazing teen volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Programs page.

                     
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