CLASSES & CAMPS

Our classrooms have no walls! In this program for children, ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult, we explore among the trees and rocks of Woodland Gardens, in the grass and puddles of Carousel Meadows and much more.  So grab your rubber boots, put on your explorer’s hat and join us for fun with animals and nature!

Experience Denver Zoo through the eyes of your child as together you take part in play-based activities and science investigations, meet animals up close, and explore the zoo.  We’ll help you cultivate lifelong connections between your child and the natural world!

Program Information 

Programs are structured for children and adults to participate together. Children should be ages 2-5. Please do not bring siblings outside the age range - including infants.

Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. You will be contacted 3 days in advance if a class or program is cancelled.

Program Themes – Discover something new in each session! 

Discovering Senses

Explore how we, animals and children, use our senses to investigate our environment.

  • We See (First in the four part senses series.)
  • We Hear (Second in the four part senses series.)
  • We Touch (Third in the four part senses series.)
  • We Smell & Taste (Fourth in the four part senses series.)                      

Here We Grow

Discover how animals grow and change and how they can be very similar or very different from us!

  • Feathery (First in the four part grow series.)
  • Wiggly (Second in the four part senses series.)
  • Furry (Third in the four part senses series.)
  • Slimy/Scaly (Fourth in the four part senses series.) 

Animal Action

Can you hop, run, walk, and crawl? In this series children will explore, play, and pretend as they discover different ways animals move.)

  • Hop & Jump  (First in the four part grow series.)
  • Slither & Crawl (Second in the four part senses series.)
  • Swim & Fly (Third in the four part senses series.)
  • Walk & Run (Fourth in the four part senses series.) 

Colors of Nature

Join us as we discover the rainbow of color that is all around us at Denver Zoo!

  • Red & Yellow (
  • Green & Orange (Second in the colors series)
  • Blue & Purple (Third in the colors series)
  • Black & White (Fourth in the colors series)

Let it Snow

A three-part look at how animals survive and thrive in winter!

  • Snow Tree
  • Hibernation Station
  • The Mitten

What’s On The Zoo Menu?

A three part look at what different animals eat and how it compares to our meals!

  • Carnivores
  • Herbivores
  • Omnivores

When I Grow Up

A two-part look at special jobs at Denver Zoo!

  • Zoo Keeper
  • Zoo Vet