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Preschool Pride

Our ever-popular Preschool Pride program is back by popular demand and growing into the school year! Preschool Pride classes are one hour programs for 2-4 year olds and their grownups. These classes feature stories, up-close animal encounters, and activities or crafts. Our goal is to foster little explorers' curiosity about the natural world and teach respect for animals. Preschool Pride classes are aligned with the Head Start Early Outcomes Framework, creating stimulating and foundational experiences for young, developing minds.

If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming Dates

All classes take place from 10-11am. Click here to register, or call 608-843-4213 to register over the phone

September 21: Farm Friends - Meet our barnyard crew behind-the-scenes! Feed our goats and get up close to some other special animals.

September 28: Work Your Grumpies Out - Happy, sad, mad, and glad. Animals have emotions, too. Learn some mindfulness activities to try out at home. See first-hand how zookeepers work with our primates to keep them healthy.

October 5 & 7: Autumn - Autumn colors are everywhere! See colorful animals and create colorful crafts. Plus, VIP viewing of zookeepers feeding our bears!

October 12: On the Move - Leap like a frog, flap like a bird, and slither like a snake! See how the world's largest tortoises move and get the opportunity to touch them!

October 19: Spiders - Join us on our arachnid adventure! Become a super spider scientist! Meet (and get to touch) some zoo animals that are helpful and also eat bugs.