Little Explorers: Ages 1-3 and a Caregiver

Program Description

This sensory-based program focuses on our younger guests. During each one-hour session, we will focus on a different letter of the alphabet and children will enjoy a focused animal exhibit visit, opportunities for sensory exploration, a live animal encounter, unstructured nature play, and free art time.

Adult parents/caregivers will also explore important skills to help their children get the most out of visits to nature-related places.


Program Details

What: Exploration program for our younger guests

Who: Children ages 1-3 and a caregiver

Where:  At the Zoo

When: Spring and Fall sessions

Time: 60 minute program

Cost: $156 per child, per session. Includes one adult to accompany child. Zoo admission not included, but is free for members

How:  Click the Register Online button.



Little Explorers sessions run weekly, with a one week break for Thanksgiving.


Session 1:

Mondays, September 13th-December 13th: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.


Session 2:

Tuesdays, September 14th-December 14th: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.


Session 3:

Fridays, September 17th-December 17th: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.



Note for in-person classes: All guests are required to have their temperature checked before they enter the program. Any guest with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to enter the program. If you do not feel well, we ask that you do not visit. Please call 716-995-6127 to reschedule any classes you have reserved. During your visit, we require the use of face masks/coverings at all times for all guests ages 2 and up. In addition, all families will be asked to maintain social distancing throughout all programs. The majority of the in-person Little Explorers classes will take place outdoors, so please dress prepared for the weather.

Registration Info

Class size is limited to 10 families for in-person classes.  Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Due to the limited number of available spaces, we ask participants to register for one session only.


We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations once the program session has begun. Should participants be unable to attend, your registration fee will be considered a donation.


Contact us at 716-995-6128 for more information