Little Lions

Program Description

For this sensory-based program, we are focusing our efforts on our tiniest patrons – children ages 0-2. During each one hour session, your child will enjoy:

— A stroll around the zoo

— A focused animal exhibit visit

— Opportunities for sensory exploration

— A live animal encounter

— Unstructured nature play

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


Program Details

What:  Exploration program for our youngest audiences

Who:  Children ages 0-2 and a caregiver

Where:  At the Zoo

When:  Spring and Fall sessions

Time: 60 minute program

Cost:  $80 per child, per session. Includes one adult to accompany child. Zoo admission not included, but is free for members

How:  Register online at the above right link




Session 1:

Tuesdays, May 4th – June 22nd: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 P.M. 


Session 2:

Fridays, May 7th – June 25th: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 P.M. 


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, participants must register for 1 session only. 


CANCELLATION – No refunds will be given after the start of the program.


Note for in-person classes: All guests are required to have their temperature checked before they enter the Zoo. Any guest with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to enter the Zoo. 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 Lions classes will take place outdoors, so please dress prepared for the weather.




Don’t see a program that fits your needs?

Call us at 716-995-6128 and we’ll work with you to create an amazing wildlife connection to fit your needs.  Programs can be adapted to serve your special needs community, too.  Contact us for details!