John Ball Zoo

Sprouts Series

Sprouts Series are for the youngest zoo enthusiast. These classes are designed for the child only and offer a fun, enriching learning environment where 3 and 4 year olds can explore the animal world. Classes include songs, games, a zoo tour, an up-close animal encounter, a craft activity, a light snack and more. Class sizes are strictly limited to provide a safe and fun learning environment. Student to teacher ratios are 5:1. **All children must be completely self-sufficient in the bathroom. Diapers and pull-ups are not permitted. 

$18/Member/class  $20/Non-Member/class  Thursday's & Friday's, 9:00am-11:30am

Register  *Registration for Spring will open February 1, 2017

Spring 2017

Sprouting Around the Zoo - Your sprout will love this fun Zoo exploration while also developing key skills. Explore the senses by learning about different body coverings, discover who has the best nose and who you think is the smelliest in the Zoo. Reinforce counting by counting through the Zoo to discover how many lions, tigers and bears we have and then get all the wiggles out by slithering, hopping, and swinging through the Zoo!

March 9, 10: Sensory Exploration - Touch, smell, and taste your way through the Zoo
March 16, 17: Sensory Exploration 2 - See and hear your way through the Zoo
March 23, 24: Zoo 1, 2, 3's - 1 tegu, 2 bears, and three tigers, count with us through the Zoo!
March 30, 31: Movement - Hop, skip, and jump your way through the Zoo
April 13, 14: Movement 2 - Slither, climb, and swing your way through the Zoo. 

Fall 2017  

*Registration begins August 1. 

Story Safari - Sprouts enjoy a Zoo Adventure each week based on a fun animal story. 
September 14, 15: Mama Built a Little Nest
September 21, 22: Duck! Rabbit!
September 28, 29: The Hoppameleon
October 5, 6: "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth
October 12, 13: Giggle, Giggle, Quack
October 19, 20: The Littlest Owl
October 26, 27: Beetle Bop
November 2, 3: Hedgie's Surprise
November 9,10: Hooray for Fish!
November 16, 17: Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!
November 30, December 1: Bear Snores On